DANVERS, Massachusetts — $10,000 award from the Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation will fund information resources and support services for North Shore families with autistic children through ARK’s Family Resource Center help you to
The Family Resource Center serves Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Lockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.
Northeast Ark believes that Flutie funding will help individuals with autism and their families through advocacy programs, direct family support, safeguards, respite services, and other opportunities to improve the quality of life of those affected. He said he would support his family.
Amy Lucifora, program director of the Family Resource Center, said, “This funding will not only support opportunities for children with autism to maximize their independence and inclusion, but will also help the Family Resource Center to “It gives us the opportunity to help people right away when they need it.”
Northeast Arc has been funded by the Flutie Foundation for 20 years.
Nick Savarese, executive director of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, said: “Programs like this are helping people on the autism spectrum live their lives to the fullest, and we’re proud to support them in their efforts.”
This year’s Flutie Foundation handouts will support traditionally underserved, underfunded, and culturally diverse communities, and provide pathways to education and vocational skills, reflected in the Foundation’s areas of interest. , support recreational and active lifestyles, and keep people with autism safe. supported and informed.
(Scott Souza is the Patch field editor for Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem, and Swampscott. You can reach him at Scott.Souza@Patch.com. Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)