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Cultivating Change: The Philadelphia Autism Project's Seed Awards

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October 19, 2023

The Philadelphia Autism Project is proud to provide seed awards to individuals, family members, and organizations to create and/or build upon their existing support groups and programs. Seed awards impact under-resourced communities by leveraging community leaders and grassroots organizations to support program development and mutual engagement.

The 2023 seed award recipients have embarked on projects spanning various domains, each with the goal of improving the lives of autistic individuals and their families. The awarded projects are a testament to the organization's commitment to community partnerships, lived experience, and creating inclusive spaces. Here's a glimpse into the focal areas of this year's initiatives:

  • Autism-Friendly Environments
  • Creative Arts
  • Family-Focused Events
  • Life Skills
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Support Groups
  • Workshops and Training Efforts

The programs and projects funded for this round include:

  • Advocate For Me, LLC
  • Autism Rec
  • Autism Society Greater Philadelphia
  • Black Girls with Green Thumbs
  • Carousel Connections
  • Chase Books
  • FamilyMatters
  • Health Literacy Zine Group
  • Health Sexuality Project, Institute on Disabilities
  • Liberty Resources
  • Mastery Charter Pickett Campus
  • Mighty Writers After-School SEL-Integrated Gaming/Literacy Program
  • Penn Museum Programs for Autistic Support Classes
  • Philly Autism Kickback
  • Philly Children's Theatre
  • Posibilidades Infinitas
  • Puberty Sexuality Safety Trauma (PSST) Task Initiative Group
  • Special Community Engagement Project (SCEP)
  • Temple University – Social Xchanges Group
  • The Adventures of Echoboy and ABC Girl
  • The Autism Bridge Initiative, LLC
  • Therapy Solutions Childrens Services

The Philadelphia Autism Project is honored to be able to work with awardees in supporting programs that they have highlighted as a need. For more information, please visit