Applications for our 2022 Summer Scholarships are currently closed. If you've submitted an application, you will receive notice of the Board decision before May 1st. If you have any questions or need to amend your application, please contact Erin Jester at 440-230-6100 x700.
Please visit this page for application forms and information on our 2023 Summer Scholarship Program in February 2023.
All students with autism, under the age of 22, are encouraged to apply.
Students must live in Cuyahoga, Summit or Medina Counties in Ohio.
Scholarships are awarded based on need for therapies and services that are recreational in nature. For example, services that will be considered include, but are not limited to: Horseback Riding, Swimming, Music, Dance, Drama, Art, Karate, Social Skills Groups, Sports (football, basketball, soccer, etc.). Note: Services do not have to be adapted or therapeutic, but must meet recreational standard.
Examples of services that will NOT be considered include, but are not limited to: Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy. Services that are academic or medical in nature will NOT be considered for our scholarship, even though we know that these services are crucial in development and function or daily living. They simply do not meet the mission and vision of our organization.
Application forms will be available in February 2023 and include:
(1) Student Application (completed by the parent, caregiver or organization)*
(2) Provider Application (completed by providing organization, not parent/caregiver)
(3) Copy of Student's IEP
*Families are strongly encouraged to monetarily contribute to the service they are requesting funding for. At this time, no scholarships will be awarded for the full tuition amount.