Community Partnerships - Newfoundland & Labrador
Autism Society Newfoundland & Labrador
The Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador (ASNL), is the largest charitable organization in the province working to improve the lives of individuals and families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest incidence rate for ASD in Canada for individuals aged 5-17, which makes the educational opportunities offered by ASNL so important. ASNL provides critical supports – social programs for children, youth and adults; navigation help for families; community engagement; advocacy; and job readiness/employment programs – for those on the spectrum and their families. Learn more about ASNL on their website.
The Fry Family Foundation is proud to have supported the work of ASNL and to help ASNL grow their Family Tree project. In 2019 FFF made a two-year funding commitment directed towards helping two important projects: educational programming that sets students up for success beyond high school; and programming that connects children and youth to their community. STEP (Students Transitioning into Employment and Post-Secondary) is a year-long program designed for high school students to build self-awareness and skills through structured learning sessions and volunteerism with the ultimate goal of identifying appropriate employment or post-secondary choices upon school leaving. The Community Recreation Program provides private swimming lessons designed to build confidence in the water and develop an important life skill.
The Foundation is also proud to have supported Active for Autism for several years. Read more here.