Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Luke’s Journey Autism Fund Provides Grants for Autism Services, Equipment, Activities and Therapies

Luke’s Journey Autism Fund was established by Doug Underwood in collaboration with Autism Empowerment. The mission of Luke’s Journey Autism Fund is to provide grant opportunities and resources for families in Southwest Washington and the Greater Portland metropolitan area who need financial assistance to cover costs related to supporting their children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Children 18 and younger who live in southwest Washington or the greater Portland, Oregon metro area (Clackamas, Clark, Cowlitz, Hood River, Lewis, Multnomah, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Washington)  who have a documented autism spectrum diagnosis are eligible to apply for the grant. The requested therapy, service or equipment must be directly related to the child’s autism treatment and recommended in writing by a doctor, therapist or special education professional. Preference is given to families who exhibit financial need, and extenuating circumstances are given consideration.

The grant could be utilized to fund a variety of services and activities, such as therapies, summer camps, communication devices, advocacy, IEP assistance, recreational leagues, scouting programs, sensory items and service animals.

No comments: