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January 2018 | eNews

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A Life Full of Opportunities

Here at the Flutie Foundation we are still buzzing over the grant announcement we made last month! What an honor it was to award $450,000 to 36 organizations in New England, NY, NJ, FL, CA and Canada. Our annual grants program helps to support family-focused programming in three key areas: promoting active lifestyles, improving access to services, and enhancing the independence of adults with autism. 

Promise in Brevard base in West Melbourne, Florida received a Flutie Grant for it's Vocational Training and Employment Program, which helps young adults with autism achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Thanks in part to our funding, Promise residents will receive vocational training that is tailored to their unique gifts and talents so that they can be on a path of permanent employment and job success!

“I have strived for independence in the past. Now, with the advent of Promise, that dream might be a reality for me! I have always wanted to live on my own, but until now my disability has made this difficult. Promise will change that. I can already cook, clean, and do laundry. Now I will have a chance to live independently with these skills! But, lest you think that it is all about me, I know quite a few others with disabilities, for whom this will also help. They, too, have probably been striving for independence, but found it difficult, and they too will be able to lead a fulfilling life with Promise.” - Michaela, Promise Resident

For a directory of our 2017 Grant Recipients, CLICK HERE >>

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Jan18B.jpgApply for a Financial Support Grant
Early next month, we will start collecting applications for our Joey’s Fund Grant Program. This program accepts grant applications from families in New England that are in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with autism. Grants are used to fund things like respite care, horseback riding lessons, art classes, camp tuition, safety-related items such as fencing and service dogs, social skills training, music therapy/instruments, and much more. Families can apply for up to $2,000 in financial support. See Guidelines»
NickJan.jpgExploring New Ground
The "Full of Life" blog is a place where we celebrate families affected by autism and offer tips and tools for living life to the fullest. Our most recent blog comes from the Flutie Foundation's new Executive Director, Nick Savarese. Nick shares his plan to listen and learn while also acting boldly and collaboratively to address the needs of people with autism, their families, and our communities. Read our Blog »
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