This program provides funding to programs and organizations that provide swimming and water safety lessons for people with autism in local communities. The money is used for the organization or program to offer scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons to financially disadvantaged people with autism. If selected, organizations may receive up to $2,500 in scholarship funds.
Funding is awarded on a quarterly basis, so to apply for the program, the application deadlines are May 21, August 13, and November 12.
Please note that individual people with autism and their families are not eligible to apply for this funding. However, if you know of a swimming/water safety program in your area, Autism Speaks encourages you to contact them and encourage them to apply for the funding.
Applications for the program are submitted online, and more information can be found here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/grants/swimming