La Crosse Area Autism Foundation INC

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LAF School Grant

Teacher and Pupil

The La Crosse Area Autism Foundation is dedicated to supporting children, families, and those in the community affected by autism. In conjunction with April, autism awareness month, the foundation would like to support those who are working in the educational setting to better support students with disabilities. The foundation will fund a total of 15 grant requests with a set amount of $500 for each request. 

Children and Teacher in Kindergarten

Criteria For Consideration 

a. Work full time in a local school district within La Crosse county 

b. Work with children with an IEP 

c. Grants proposals must benefit students with exceptional needs

For Proposal 

Cover Page with Header Stating the Following: 

  1. Name and job title

  2. School District and School(s) 

  3. Phone Number and Email 

  4. Name of proposed grant

  5. Principal signature/approval

Request for Funding 

 Paragraph stating the following: 

  1. Need for funding

  2. How it would benefit children with disabilities in your classroom 

  3. If funded, what are the short and long term goals of your grant

  4. List of item(s) requested for purchase including picture and/or link

Submission of Proposal 

Submit via email to Chris Jones at Laxautism@gmail.com Please submit as a pdf document. Grants will be given in order of submission. Review of proposals will take place by the La Crosse Area Autism Board and those funded will be notified via email by March 15, 2022.

Contact Chris at Laxautism@gmail.com if you have questions regarding the grant. 

The Radek Family

How the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation Grant has benefited my family and my child with Autism
In the summer of 2017, my family spent very little time outside enjoying our backyard.  Our son could not follow commands, such as “stop” or “wait here” which meant that each time we took him outside, we could have found ourselves in a very serious situation.  The simple task of taking him outside to play meant that either mom or dad would have to be on high alert at all times to ensure his safety.
The La Crosse Area Autism Foundation Grant went towards purchasing a fence that was installed at the end of March 2018.  Now instead of constant worry, we actually look forward to playing outside with our son. This gives us the perfect secure place to help our son learn about the dangers of being outside.  It also allows him to have his sensory needs met by being able to run, jump and play.  We are so grateful that this foundation was able to help us!
-Jim and Crystal Radek

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars!

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All Abilities Night at Rotary Lights

November 29th, 2021

We are excited to announce the first ever All Abilities Night at the Rotary Lights of La Crosse. 

Contact La Crosse Area Autism Foundation INC

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608-618-0523

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