Through the bi-annual Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program, Autism Speaks funds grants that identify and support innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages.
We will fund recreational programs demonstrating the ability to:
reach a wide age range of individuals on the spectrum
have true, measurable impact on the lives of those who participate and their loved ones
grow and replicate best practices with other partners in their community, state or region
The Baker Recreation Programs will support:
Summer Camp Programs – including day and overnight programs that provide a safe and nurturing environment where people with autism can enjoy a variety of therapeutic activities and sports, and arts and technology programs that help them reach their full potential during the summer. These programs are also a source of much needed respite for families and caregivers.