The Ag for Autism Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2018 grant recipients. This year, the organization was able to award 23 grants totaling nearly $90,000 to deserving individuals and groups exhibiting a need for assistance in autism related therapies and endeavors. Ag for Autism volunteers have raised well over $500,000 since the organization’s inception in 2012.
Ag for Autism grants are available to individuals and organizations, private or public, providing or in need of, autism therapy or services. Please visit the Ag for Autism web site at www.AgforAutism.org for eligibility requirements and to access an application. If you are part of an ag organization and would like to get involved, please contact Daniel Pieroni at 870-886-0585 or Danny Graham at 870-240-5739.
Ag for Autism is a 501 (c)(3) entity and all donations are tax deductible.
Ag for Autism was born after a number of agriculture-related organizations—Armor Seed, Cache River Valley Seed, LLC, and Farm Credit Midsouth—were compelled to band together with the support of other area agriculture companies and organizations in support of a very worthy cause. They are joined by a long and growing list of sponsors, a complete list of which may be found at www.AgforAutism.org.
In many cases, autism therapies are not covered by insurance and Medicaid, but are critical to help a child function at his or her highest ability. Research shows many families, especially those in more rural areas, struggle to find and afford the important therapies that can be life changing. It is the organization’s goal to ease this financial burden and help these families access the services they need.
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2018 Ag For Autism Grant Recipients
Armorel School District
2018 GRANT RECIPIENT | Continuing to announce our 2018 Ag for Autism grant recipients; today's honoree is Armorel School district in Armorel, whose grant will be used to fund autism consultant Dr. James Ball. Congratulations!
Armorel's Nikita Allen-Honorable, Jennifer Pelts, Ag for Autism President-Danny Graham, Kelley Hopper, Carla Sawyer and Janet McElhanon.
2018 GRANT RECIPIENT | Continuing to announce our 2018 Ag for Autism grant recipients; today's honoree is Southside Elementary, whose grant will be used for a complete sensory classroom. Congratulations!
Southside Superintendent: Roger Rich, Principal: Kim Poole and Ag for Autism President Danny Graham.
The Center For Exceptional Families
2018 GRANT RECIPIENT | Continuing to announce our 2018 Ag for Autism grant recipients; today's honoree is The Center For Exceptional Families, Inc, whose grant will be used for the continuation of specific workshops in 10 counties. Congratulations Shelby!
TCFEF's Shelby Knight and Ag for Autism president Danny Graham, 2nd photo- Shelby Knight and Abbi Crump.
Steudlein Learning Center
Steudlein Learning Center receiving a Grant.
Melissa Coles, SVP HR Farm Credit Midsouth on the left, presenting a grant to Laura Carlson on the right.
Josh has a 6 year son, Jaxson who has Autism. Jaxson will be able to utilize the equipment while he receives in home therapy.
Josh Fortenberry receiving items from Ag for Autism member Daniel Pieroni.
Valley View School District
The grant will be used toward Creation of a Sensory Library.
Dr. Haley Fitzgerald with Valley View School District receiving a grant from Ag for Autism member Daniel Pieroni.
The Learning Center In Jonesboro, AR
The Learning Center will used the grant help pay salaries for extra staff members and purchase materials for learning.
Aaron Hannah with The Learning Center In Jonesboro, AR receiving a grant from Ag For Autism’s member Daniel Pieroni.
Manila School Ditrict
Grant being presented to Beth Jolliff and Russell Page with Manila School District. Grant will be used to purchase Technology and Sensory needed items.
Picture from left to right is Ag for Autism member Troy Misner and Daniel Pieroni. Beth Jolliff and Russell Page with Manila School District and Danny Graham member of Ag for Autism.
Manila School Ditrict
Grant being presented to Jonna Hamilton with Manila School Ditrict. Grant will be used to purchase Technology and Sensory needed items.
Picture from left to right is Ag for Autism memeber Troy Misner, Daniel Pieroni, Jonna Hamilton with Manila School District and Danny Graham member of Ag for Autism.
Manila School District Beth Jolliff presenting Ag for Autism President Danny Graham
Manila School District Beth Jolliff presenting Ag for Autism President Danny Graham with a check for a donation that was raised from an Autism Walk that was held by the School in April 2018. Pictures left to right.
Troy Misner - Ag for Autism Member, Jonna Hamilton - Manila School District, Tracy Bohannan - Manila School District, Danny Graham - Ag for Autism President, Beth Jolliff - Manila School District, Russell Page - Manila School District, Daniel Pieroni - Ag For Autism Treasurer
Receiving her 2018 Grant to go towards Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with the intent of becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Pictured: Rhiannon Fortenberry & Presenter – Ag for Autism Board Member Daniel Pieroni
University Heights Elementary
$5,000 grant to help fund a sensory room
Pictured: Miranda Smith on the left and Susan Tate on the right. Susan is the Special Education teacher there.
Harrisburg High School
Money to be used for flexible seating.
Pictured: Bessie Richmond (Ag for Autism) with Crissie Parks from Harrisburg High School
The Doni Martin Center For Developmental Service, Inc.
Funds will be used to convert a speech therapy room into a sensory room.
Pictured: Marty Eaton (Ag for Autism) and Doni Martin --- with Doni Martin Center.
Westside Consolidated School District
Funds will used to purchase tools to assess and diagnose autism spectrum.
Pictured: Marty Eaton (Ag for Autism) --- and Carla Knight with Westside Consolidated School District.