VFN gets $15,000 grant from Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism

-A A +A

VFN gets $15,000 grant from Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Family Network has announced that it has received a $15,000 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism. This funding makes it possible for us to support families whose children have autism with grants of up to $200 to address family-identified needs such as respite, summer camp, or specific training/supports.

Pam McCarthy, President/CEO of Vermont Family Network said, “We are so grateful to the Flutie Foundation for a new year of funding for important family-identified needs that no other resources can cover. These small grants make a very big difference for the families who receive them throughout Vermont.”

The Doug Flutie, Jr Foundation for Autism awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process.  The grants that the Flutie Foundation distributes each year help to support family-focused programs in three key areas: promoting active lifestyles, improving access to services, and enhancing the independence of adults with autism.

Vermont Family Network is a state-wide non-profit organization that empowers and supports all Vermont families of children with special needs. For more information, visit www.VermontFamilyNetwork.org or call 1-800-800-4005.

About the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism (DFJF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation helping families affected by autism live life to the fullest.  Through programs and partnerships, DFJF helps people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence.  NFL Quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife Laurie, whose personal experience raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired their passion to help other families, established the Foundation in 1998.  DFJF serves families throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Southern California, Central Florida and Canada. 

For more information on The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, visit www.flutiefoundation.org.

Source: Williston, Vermont (March 8, 2018)-VFN.