As another year comes to a close, we at GRASP proudly reflect on all of the positives that the year brought.
At the beginning of the year, we were lucky to partner with SPARK in their pilot program and connect the largest amount of families from around the United States with the organization.
In the Spring, we applied for and were awarded a three year Dept of Health grant with Sinergia. The grant enables us to provide free transition and employment programming for Autistic individuals and teens on the Autism Spectrum and their families living in the Bronx.
During the summer, we trekked to New Orleans to attend the Autism Society’s Annual Conference, the autism community’s oldest conference, and present on Alternative Communication options for older adults with Autism, Mental Health and ASD, and successful Employment for Autistic individuals. We are happy to continue our partnership with the Autism Society as they support our Information and Referral Services.
During the fall, we successfully updated our website and have created new Online Community Spaces to continue to fulfill our mission of improving and enriching the lives of teens and adults on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Learn more here, https://grasp.org/resources/. Also, if you’re not a GRASP member, now is an excellent time to join. Membership is free, https://grasp.org/membership/.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation before the end of 2016, so at the end of 2017, we can share how the year started with your support! Give what you can, even if its as little as $5. Donate here, https://www.nycharities.org/give/donate.aspx?cc=2223.
Thanks and Happy New Year!