Jess Parrish Foundation Awards Grant To Archaeologists For Autism

By  //  April 22, 2015

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Jess Parrish Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  – Archaeologists for Autism announced that it received a grant recently from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation to help bring to reality the organization’s next Archaeologists for Autism event scheduled for October.

The grant will help provide a great experience for many local children living with Autism along the Space Coast.

The award from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation will be used to purchase equipment and supplies needed for the activities.

There are many challenges is making this a successful day and this gracious grant allows us to cover operating costs, provide a lunch and goodie bags items for each of the participants.

Tom-Penders-180-1“Our focus is to provide children on the autism spectrum disorder and their families a chance to experience archaeology in a fun, low stress environment,” said founder and father of an Autistic child, Thomas Penders.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this grant and to continue with our mission to make this a great day.”

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CHILDREN

The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities.

The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities.

The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities.

“We aim to provide children with autism spectrum disorders and their families a chance to experience archaeology in a fun, low stress environment,” said Penders.

At the Archeologists for Autism event, children on the autism spectrum and their families will walk the grounds of an actual archaeological site and be able to enjoy a wide range of activities related to archaeology and paleontology, live music, face-painting and much more.

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Participants will be able to use social skills, and use various functional skills, all while having fun.

Archaeologists for Autism is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that is 100 percent dependent on donations. All contributions go directly to running the event for the children and our operating costs.

For information call 321-567-4335 or e-mail arch4autism@gmail.com


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