HARRISBURG, March 13, 2014 – Pennsylvanians and families with relatives who have autism spectrum disorder should act now to apply for mini-grants of up to $500, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today.

The deadline for applications is March 31.

“These special grants are designed to help families and individuals who are unable to receive various support systems due to eligibility criteria, age or long waiting lists,” Sen. Tartaglione said. “What is nice about this program is the money does not have to be re-paid.”

The Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Autism Services is making the mini-grants available and will award them between May 1 and June 30.

To qualify, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • A Pennsylvania resident,
  • Diagnosed with or have a family member diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and
  • Not receiving or enrolled in any family support services for the past 12 months.

For more details and the link to the application, click here or call Sen. Tartaglione’s office at 215-533-0440.

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