Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania awards grants to nonprofit organizations that are defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Organizations must be located in the northwestern region of Pennsylvania and demonstrate that the majority of the population served falls on the Autism Spectrum. The applying organization’s annual operating budget is under $5 million (exemption applies to educational organizations).

The following grant applications were funded during for the 2016 Grant Cycle:

Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center
Fort LeBoeuf School District
Millcreek Township School District

Autism Society NWPA also offers one (1) nationwide $5,000 Research Grant annually.

The 2016 Research Grant was awarded to:

  • Dr. Nancy Minshew, University of Pittsburgh, Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation to Improve Functional Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.