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$10,000 Awarded to the Autism Community Connection

This year, the Cornerstone Autism Foundation has granted $10,000 to an organization once was known as the Johnson County Autism Support Group. They are now officially the Autism Community Connection.

ACC’s Executive Director, Kelli Higgins, shares some information about the organization and their upcoming goals that these funds go towards to help individuals with autism in our local community:

“The first meeting of the Johnson County Autism Support Group was held by a small group of parents in February of 2005. The group wanted to bring more support for parents and information about local resources. A support group was formed with many different topics each month. Then it grew into a nonprofit organization with the foundation of the support group and creating social events for families to enjoy.

The Autism Community Connection serves individuals with autism and their families, in and around Johnson County area, by connecting them with community resources, social events and enriching programs to help navigate their autism journey.” Two big changes made by the Board of Directors last year was the name change of the organization and hiring an executive director. This will help the organization expand its services, information, programming, and events for Johnson County and the surrounding area.

Our goals are to work with community providers to develop a relationship that will evolve by helping more individuals and families affected by autism. These relationships will create new events, programs, and resources for the area.

This donation will allow us to continue to provide support for our current programs and events like our small group program, providing financial support for therapy sessions, My Summer Journey summer program, social events and meeting new community providers.

This is a building year for the Autism Community Connection. We will also be focusing on getting our new name out to the community and letting everyone know we are here to provide information and resources for individuals and families affected by autism along with our programs and social events.”

 

 

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