On September 1st at the Austin City Council meeting, the Autism Society of Central Texas was approved for a Social Services & Capacity Building grant through Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department! We are beyond thrilled that with this generous grant, and we can now provide even more services to our local adult autism population through this new program we are creating with these monies, called Access Austin. This is a capacity building grant so in addition to direct client support we’ll be working with a nonprofit professional to help us build our internal organizational capacity.
By offering volunteer opportunities with local organizations, and providing job coaching and training, we hope to provide a way for adults with autism to not only learn vocational skills, but also learn social and communication skills while connecting with their peers. Furthermore, the program will enable individuals with disabilities to be a part of their community in a meaningful way.
Access-Austin will help us fill gaps for adults with autism here in Central Texas and encourage employment, post secondary training, education and volunteer opportunities. We are grateful to the City of Austin for this wonderful grant that allows us to provide this program to participants at no cost!
Interested in learning about providing employment or volunteer opportunities? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.