Group receives grant money for autism activities



BURTON —The Autism Support and Resource Center recently received two grants to help with this year’s activities.

A $5,000 grant from the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust will support the 2013 ASRC Peer Outreach with Extraordinary Results camp (P.O.W.E.R.).

The grant money “will help bring a ‘total’ camp experience on the autism spectrum who may not be able to attend summer camp due to their limitations.”

The camp’s philosophy is for youth challenged by the autism spectrum disorder. The goal of the camp is to “engage in fun, learning and social interactive activities with their peers that will help” children grow and expand social experiences.

The camp is for four days at the YMCAcamp Copneconic in Fenton and is led by social workers, para-professionals and special education teachers with training in autism. These professionals will be helped by junior counselors.

A $1,500 grant from the Sunrise Rotary Club will be used for the monthly socials for the remainder of 2013.

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