ASD is diagnosed more frequently than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined
The Transition2Success Project offers grant and scholarship opportunities for seniors in high school on autism spectrum to enable the successful transition to the world of work and/or college.
The program offers a unique package of customized supports with a focus on mental health and mentoring support. Those awarded a grant will start the program within six months of the anticipated high school graduation date. The scholarship and grant will provide continued follow-on support for a minimum of six months after high school graduation and is dependent upon satisfactory performance in an apprenticeship or college program.
Innovation,Technology and Learning Sciences Executive
Founder, Transition2Success Project
Dr Maureen Dunne has been spent her life as a passionate advocate for persons on the autism spectrum. After many years of research and experience in the autism field, she realized that there was a critical need to develop a transition program that coordinates all the key players at the community level -- high schools, employers, colleges/universities and counseling professionals -- to best support young adults with autism for future success as they transition from high school into the world of college and/or work. Dr Dunne received her PhD from the University of Oxford and completed postdoctoral training at Harvard/MIT.
The program offers a unique package of customized supports.
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Each scholarship/grant award is for $5,000 per person. $3,000 will go directly to counseling, mental health support and mentorship. It is expected that the recipient will actively engage in counseling or other support at least twice a month.
$500 for parent and sibling training.
The recipient will additionally be eligible to receive up to an additional $1,500 for any of the following customized support options: