Canton, CT, September 23, 2013
Two children from Litchfield County who are on the Autism Spectrum were able to enjoy two weeks of summer fun, thanks to a $3,800 scholarship from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. The recipients participated in FOCUS Center for Autism’s Summer Social Skills Immersion program; a six-week program that utilizes structured and planned activities as well as ordinary daily events as tools for social learning. The program serves children aged 5-18 who are on the Autism Spectrum, and children attend anywhere from one to six weeks.
FOCUS Center for Autism is a grassroots, community based nonprofit whose mission is helping children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum achieve their full potential. For more information, visit their website, or check them out on Facebook.
Located in Torrington, the Community Foundation endeavors to enrich the quality of life for residents of northwest Connecticut by facilitating local philanthropy, convening stakeholders in community welfare, strengthening the regional nonprofit network, and collaborating with other funders to endure efficient resource deployment. For more information, visit their website.