Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin - Fox Valley
The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin, Fox Valley chapter serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Fond du Lac, and Waupaca.
PO Box 266
Little Chute, WI 54140
Connie Pitt Memorial Scholarship
The Autism Society of the Fox Valley offers five (5) full conference registrations to the Autism Society of Wisconsin Annual Conference. Families, educators and therapists may apply for a free conference registration (Thursday-Saturday). You must be a member of the Autism Society and live, or teach, in the Fox Valley area to be considered.
If you would like to apply, please send an email (just a few paragraphs) about how the scholarship will help you and your family or, if you are a therapist or teacher, how it will help the students you support. Send the email to: email@example.com and in the subject line write “ASW Conference Scholarship.” You may also send a letter to ASFV, PO Box 266 Little Chute, WI 54140.
This annual scholarship is to honor Connie Pitt, a local educator, who died unexpectedly several years ago. Connie was a dedicated teacher who taught students with autism.
ASFV Safety Scholarship
The Autism Society of the Fox Valley offers three (3) safety scholarships—up to $250 each. Families who need assistance purchasing locks, alarms, fence gates, or anything to help ensure safety measures can be taken for your child, can apply.
Just send a short letter explaining what your needs are and the expense you expect to incur. The ASFV board will vote on your request at the next board meeting. You will then be notified via email. If your scholarship is approved, provide a receipt and you will be reimbursed for up to $250. You must be a member of the Autism Society of the Fox Valley to be considered.
Send the email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line write “ASFV Safety Scholarship”.
You may also send a letter to: ASFV, PO Box 266 Little Chute, WI 54140.
ASFV will consider other scholarships based on individual need. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. ASFV has limited funding, but we will carefully consider each request.
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), approximately 11% of undergraduate students have a disability. Considering that around 20.2 million students are enrolled at U.S. colleges, an estimated 2 million of them are likely living with some type of a disability. This may include a visual impairment, a specific learning disability, an orthopedic impairment, hard of hearing/deafness, or a speech disability, among others. Many of these students receive federal financial aid in the form of grants and loans, while some work part-time and/or receive financial assistance from their families to help pay for college. As medical and tuition costs continue to rise, however, more and more scholarships for students with disabilities are being made available to fill critical financial gaps.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for colleges and universities to discriminate against students with disabilities in any way. While colleges and universities are not required to provide financial accommodations in the form of disability scholarships to students, most do. There are a large number of scholarships for students with disabilities from outside sources, but these can often be difficult to find, even using popular online scholarship locator tools.
To learn more about these educational and financial opportunities Click Here.
Articles of interest, stories/poetry of persons with autism, book reviews and upcoming conferences or workshops are accepted. Submissions can be sent to: Diane Nackers, 8042 Sequaro Ct, Neenah WI 54956 or by email here.
Submission deadlines are December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st. Responsibility for accuracy of information remains that of the author of the article. Articles from this publication may be reprinted, giving credit to the author and ASFV. The ASFV Editorial Review Board reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions.