Benefactors: J.P.’s Foundation, Inc. is proud to collaborate with the many volunteers from Autism Services, Inc. and SS Peter & Paul Parents’ Guild, whose extraordinary efforts have made this year’s Run the ‘Burg for Autism - 5K run / walk, and J.P.’s Green Jacket Open / Golfing for Autism possible. We are committed to being a model of effectiveness and maintain a small but efficient foundation so contributions directly support beneficiaries and not overhead costs. Net proceeds from these events will be donated primarily to benefit Autism Services, Inc. in support of the many programs run for the benefit of individuals living with the daily challenges of autism. Sixty percent of all net proceeds will be donated to Autism Services, Inc. Twenty-five percent of all net proceeds will be donated to SS Peter and Paul Parents Guild to support educational programs, and fifteen percent will be held by the Corporation for reserves to be utilized in funding next year’s events or to be donated to other worthy charities and causes consistent with our mission. While staging such events invariably requires many hours of dedication and attention and there are numerous expenses to cover in the process, J.P.’s Foundation has no paid employees and none of the Board Members receive any form of compensation out of any of the proceeds generated from or the generous donations received for either of these wonderful events.
Autism Services Inc.:
Autism Services, Inc. was founded 28 years ago to serve the needs of children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. From humble beginnings as a 12-month education program, we have grown into an agency with three locations offering a range of educational and quality of life programs and services.
We are the leading WNY agency serving children and adults with Autism and their families. We provide a NYS certified school for ages 5-12, Adult Day Programs, Residential Programs (we have 11 residential sites), Supported Employment, Family Support Services including Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, In-Home Clinical Support Program, Therapeutic Recreation for Autistic Children (TRAC) and After School and Vacation Camp Programs. ASI maintains a lending resource library open to parents, professionals, and students. We are committed to providing comprehensive, individualized services for those impacted by autism spectrum disorders, across their life span.
The programs at Autism Services are not designed to cure Autism, but to help people with Autism learn to function in a society that was never tailored to them. We approach Autism as a culture that has much to contribute. With this at the heart of our philosophy, we are a platform for our artists, writers, poets and musical performers to express themselves to their communities. Arts Work is our agency’s signature program, created by Executive Director Veronica Federiconi in the Fall of 2002. Through Arts Work, the universal language of art and music is used to create a bridge between people with autism and the community at large, facilitating communication and socialization while increasing awareness.