Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Receives Legacy Grant from the Wispact Foundation
The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Legacy Grant by the Wispact Foundation for the second year. The grant funding will support Autistic adults interested in attending the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin’s Annual Conference on April 20-22, 2023 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.
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 Wispact Foundation once again provides the opportunity for Autistic individuals to gather, connect, and belong. Annual Conference is a place where Autistic adults and others in the Autism community come to share experiences and learn together. One 2022 attendee shared “This is the highlight of my spring! It amazes me the breadth and depth of information out there and the willingness of people to share their knowledge and experiences! What a treasure this conference is.”
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. The Wispact Foundation was established in 2021 and provides grants to support the mission of client-centered organizations assisting Wisconsin residents. The Wispact Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wispact, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through pooled and community special needs trusts (SNT). Wispact was created in 2003 and is now one of the largest of its kind in the United States, currently serving more than 4,000 beneficiaries throughout Wisconsin.