Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Receives Inaugural Wispact Legacy Grant

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant through the Wispact Legacy Grant program. The grant funding will support autistic adults interested in attending the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin’s Annual Conference the spring of 2022.

With the support of the Wispact Legacy Grant program, the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin will award 15 conference scholarships and travel stipends for autistic individuals in the Greater Wisconsin service area to attend its Annual Conference. The 2022 Annual Conference is a place to gather, connect, and belong. It’s a place where autistic adults, and others in the Autism community come to share experiences and learn together. Learn more about the Annual Conference here.

The application process for a scholarship and/or travel stipend is now open. Scholarships may be used for an in person conference registration or registration for the virtual bonus content. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and early application is strongly encouraged. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis for eligible applicants.  Click here to apply for a scholarship and/or travel stipend.

In addition to scholarships and travel stipends, the Wispact Legacy grant will also support the purchase of sensory items and color communication badges for conference registrants. Communication badges help show other conference participants an individual’s communication preferences. More information about color communication badges can be found here (Autistic Self Advocacy Network).

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin is proud to partner with the Wispact Foundation to improve the quality of lives of persons with disabilities. Wispact Inc. is one of the largest non-profit organizations of its kind in the United States that manages pooled and community special needs trusts for people with disabilities. Wispact was created in 2003 and serves more than 4,000 beneficiaries throughout Wisconsin. The Wispact Foundation was established in 2021 to provide a broader scope of service and create more opportunities to improve the lives of persons with disabilities across Wisconsin.

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