Grants

Each year, the Florida Support Autism Programs Specialty License Plate generates funds that support nonprofit organizations providing direct services for individuals with autism and related disabilities in Florida. The Autism License Plate Fund and the Autism Services Grant Council are administered by Arc Broward, a nationally accredited, Florida, non-profit, Section 501(c)(3) exempt organization.

“Every Autism license plate we put on the road is a rolling billboard reminding people that individuals with autism are a meaningful part of the community,” says Dennis Haas, Chair of the Autism Services Grants Council in Florida, “It is amazing to see that even a small investment in a specialty license plate helps to fund the good work of these organizations throughout the state.”

For those wanting to purchase an Autism license plate, they are available for purchase at Local, County and private Motor Vehicle Plate Renewal Offices throughout the state. For more information, click here.

Congratulations to the 2020 Grant Recipients!

The Autism Grants Services Council awarded a total of $113,365 in grants to 25 Florida-based nonprofit organizations that provide services and programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. The funds available through grant opportunities offered by the Autism Services Grants Council are generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates

2020 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$5000 Stirrups 'n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center Marion/Sumter/Alachua/Levy Scholarships for Therapeutic Riding (Autistic)
$5000 The Association for the Development of the Exceptional Inc. Miami-Dade County Innovative Virtual Training for Adults with Autism
$5000 The Friendship Journey Inc. Broward County and Palm Beach County Friendship Journey Friendship Program
$4725 Emerald Coast Exceptional Families Santa Rosa/Escambia/Okaloosa Fun-4-Families
$5000 The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project Brevard Traditions of Childhood – A Series of Sensory Collaborative Events
$5000 Friendship Circle of Miami Inc. Miami Dade Friendship Circle Band
$5000 Horses for Handicapped Foundation of Pinellas County Pinellas H4H-Volunteer Education Program amid Covid 19 and horse care and support.
$4975 Beyond the Spectrum Inc. Sarasota/ Manatee/Charlotte Student Curriculum & Communication Technology
$5000 Providing Autism Links & Support (PALS) Orange/Seminole/Osceola Autism Strong-We Support All (A Community Parent/Caregiver Coaching Social Enhancement Program for Individuals with ASD who Require Higher Supports)
$5000 Exceptional Fitness Foundation Inc Broward Miletsky
$5000 Autism Society of the Keys Monroe Autism-specific online and safe in person services throughout Monroe County Florida
$5000 Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Inc. Ft Pierce MyArt
$3000 EXCEPTIONAL ENSEMBELL INC Palm Beach and Broward Adults Learning Social Skills Ringing Handbells
$5000 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. Manatee and Sarasota Counties Therapeutic Riding Scholarships for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$2000 The HEAL Foundation Inc. Baker/Clay/Duval/Nassau/St. Johns 15th annual HEAL Surf Camp
$4139 The Learning Academy @ USF and MacDonald Training Center Hillsborough and surrounding counties Tech2Work
$2850 The Jericho School Duval/St. Johns/Nassau INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
$5000 Florida Disabled Outdoors Association All Florida Counties Miracle Sports Bubble
$5000 Autism Pensacola Inc. Escambia and Santa Rosa Kids for Camp
$5000 Family Initiative Inc Lee Rapid Response Autism Services
$3675 Marion Therapeutic Riding Association Marion/Lake/Sumter/Citrus/Hernado/Alachua Bridge to Success
$4500 BASCA Inc. (Building Abilities of Special Children & Adults) Clay County and Duval County Live Healthy with Gardening
$4500 Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) Baker/Clay/Duval/Nassau/St. Johns JSA SMART Board Technology Project
$4500 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach and Martin Counties Mental Health Support Groups for Teens and Adults
$4500 Unicorn Children's Foundation Palm Beach County/Broward County UCF Barista Training Program

2019 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$6500 The Arc of the Glades Inc. Palm Beach Virtual Reality Learning Program
$2000 The HEAL Foundation Inc. Duval/Baker/Clay/Nassau HEAL Surf Camp
$5000 Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center DBA Sunset TRP Inc. Miami-Dade Equine Assisted Activities For Children With Autism
$6000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Workplace Success Skills Program
$6500 Autism Society of Greater Orlando Orange Autism Art
$6250 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. Sarasota/Manatee Autism Society of Florida Water Safety Instruction Program
$6500 The Autism Society of Florida State-wide Autism Society of Florida Water Safety Instruction Program
$3000 Artists With Autism Inc Broward Autism Art Gallery
$6200 Chipola Area Autism Resource Center Inc. Chipola Building Autism Social and Inclusive Connections (BASIC)
$3950 Exceptional Fitness Foundation Broward Exceptional Fitness and Water Safety
$5000 Florida Disabled Outdoors Association Leon/Wakula/Gadsden Miracle Sports
$5000 Reach Academy inc Duval/St.John REACHing Out
$5000 Sea Turtle Adventures inc Palm Beach iCare Nature Club
$5000 Special Needs Support Foundation Inc. Bay County CJ's Lending Locker
$5000 The Friendship Initiative dba The Friendship Journey Broward Friendship Journey Friendships Program
$5000 Marion Therapeutic Riding Association Marion Therapeutic Riding Sessions
$5000 Inspire Equine Therapy Program Pinellas Pasco Hillsborough Social Discovery thru Horses for Young Adults with Autism and other Developmental Disorders
$5000 LARC inc. Lee Art Therapy Program
$5000 Miami Children's Museum Inc. Miami -Dade Internships for Young Adults with Autism
$5000 We Coach Foundation Miami-Dade Hang Out: Community integration through interest-based activities and events
$5000 Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) Duval Annual Staff Training

2018 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$5000 Bit By Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding Center Broward Pre-Vocational Education for Teenagers with Autism
$4895 Jacksonville School for Autism Duval JSA Early Learners Engagement Project
$6500 Latino Leadership Orange Puzzled Bean Coffee Boutique
$5000 SFA Center Miami-Dade SFA Center Out of School Service Program
$6000 Personal Ponies Palm Beach Sunday Funday
$6500 TOPSOCCER Palm Beach/Broward/Miami-Dade TOPSOCCER
$3500 Artists with Autism Inc Broward Autism Art Gallery
$6500 Learning Links Miami-Dade After School Activities
$5570 Prosperity Life Planning Miami-Dade/Broward/Palm Beach/Martin/Monroe/Hillsborough Benefits and Tax Savings for Families with Special Needs
$6000 BASCA Inc Clay Live Healthy with Gardening
$5000 Project Lifesaver Port St. Lucie Project Lifesaver of Saint Lucie – New Client Enrollement Project
$6150 Special Equestrians Lee/Charlotte/Hendry/Glades Partial Scholarships for Therapeutic Horseback riding Participants with Autism and Related Disabilities
$5700 Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast Inc. Okaloosa Emerge & Aware
$6500 National Autism Registry Palm Beach/Martin/St. Lucie Teens nad Young Adults at Work: Transitioning into the Workplace
$6500 OASN Autism Marion Comprehensive Nutrition Education for Individuals with Autism
$4750 Autism Pensacola Inc. Pensacola Kids Camps Summer Learning Lab
$4750 Autism Society of Florida Statewide Training in Transition – Life Beyond the Classroom
$4750 Autism Society of the Keys Inc. Monroe Support/Services/Products/Assistanceto those affected by Autism and their families

2017 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$3800 Artists with Autism Inc. Broward Artists with Autism Gallery and Gift Boutique
$6000 Autism Society of the Keys Inc. Monroe Support Services Products and Assistance to those affected by Autism and their families
$6500 The MORGAN Project Brevard/Osceaola/Orange/Indian River/Volusia/Martin Hey Mom Let's Play at Morgan's Place
$6200 Chipola Area Autism Resource Center Inc. Jackson/Holmes/Washington/Calhoun/Liberty Building Autism Social & Inclusive Connections (BASIC)
$6500 Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast Inc. Okaloosa/Walton EMERGE & AWARE
$4000 Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida Inc. Hillsborough Sailing out of the Comfort Zone
$6200 Kiddy Up Ranch Pasco/Pinellas/Hernando Growing Mobile
$6200 Providing Autism Links & Support Orange/Seminole The Autism Play Project (TAPP)
$6325 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. (SMART) Sarasota/Manatee Therapeutic Carriage Driving Scholarships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$6500 United Community Options Broward/Palm Beach/Mid-Coast UCO Tech Project
$6500 VSA Florida Hillsborough/Pinellas/Pasco/Miami-Dade Animation Gets Real Summer Camp
$5000 Horses for Handicapped Foundation of Pinellas County Pinellas H4H Autism Staff and Volunteer Education Program
$4000 My Autism Connection Inc. Lee/Collier/Charlotte Driver's Challenge
$6000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolate Spectrum Barista and Front of the House Training to Employment

2016 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$6400 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Manatee Therapeutic Riding Scholarships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$6500 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Special Adults Life Skills Academy (SALSA) Culinary Training
$5000 Friends and Stars Broward Saturday Activity Club for Adults with Autism
$6000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolate Spectrum Barista and Front of the House Training Project
$5000 MacTown Miami-Dade MacTown's Interactive Learning Module for Adults with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities
$5000 The Friendship Circle Miami-Dade Friendship Bakery
$5900 Kiddy Up Ranch Pasco/Hernando Kiddy Up Ranch Agricultural Training Program
$4000 May Institute Inc. Clay/Duval May You Be Healthy
$5000 Miami Is Kind Foundation Inc. Miami-Dade Miami Is Kind @ Westminster Christian School
$5000 Family Initiative Inc. Lee ASD Band Together
$5500 Adonis Autism Inc. Collier/Lee Destination Business/Self Employment Camp
$2600 VSA Florida Hillsborough Art on the Spectrum
$2400 Autism Society of Florida Inc. Broward/Palm Beach/Miami-Dade/Collier/Monroe/Martin/Indian/Lee/St. Lucie/Glades/Highlands/Brevard/Osceola/Polk/Orange/Okeechobee Training in Transition

2015 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Inc. Escambia Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Autism Society of Broward Broward Grow It Forward
$3049 Brevard Achievement Brevard Industry Readiness Training
$5000 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Special Adults Life Skills Academy (SALSA) Culinary Training
$5000 Friends and Stars Broward Saturday Activity Club for Adults with Autism
$5000 Friendship Circle of Miami Kendall Dade Art Circle
$5000 LIFE Broward Fit 4 Life
$5000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolate Spectrum Commercial Kitchen Project
$5000 PALS Seminole Teens with Asperger's Group
$4000 Prosperity Life Planning Inc. Palm Beach Benefits and Tax Savings for Families with Special Needs
$5000 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. (SMART) Manatee Therapeutic Riding Scholarships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$5000 VSA Florida Hillsborough Animation Gets Real Summer Camp 2016

2014 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$3250 Ann Storck Center Broward Music Therapy Sensory Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Escambia Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Dan Marino Foundation Broward Fine Arts Program-Learn through Art
$5000 Dream Acres for Autism Lake Service Dog program
$5000 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Tech and Reach through Music
$4840 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolatier Training Program
$5000 Nature Links For Life Long Learning Dade Saturdays By The Bay
$3000 Prosperity Life Planning Palm Beach Benefits/Tax Guidance for Families w/ Special Needs
$5000 Quest Inc. Orange Quest Kids Therapy Program
$5000 Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center Dade G.E.T.F.I.T. Program
$5000 Sarasota/Manatee Assoc. for Riding Therapy Sarasota Therapeutic Riding Scholarships
$5000 Surfers for Autism Palm Beach Surfers for Autism Deerfield Festival
$5000 VSA Florida Hillsborough Animation Gets Real Summer Camp

 2013 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization City Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Pensacola Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Autism Society of Greater Orlando Orlando Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement
$5000 Deliver the Dream Inc. Fort Lauderdale Retreat & Respite Program
$5000 First Tee – Dade Amateur Golf Association Miami G.E.T. F.I.T.
$5000 Horses for the Handicapped Seminole Horses for Handicapped
$5000 Personal Ponies Boca Raton Sunday Funday
$5000 Prosperity Life Planning Delray Benefits/Tax Savings for Families w/ Special Needs
$5000 Soccer Association of Boca Raton Boca Raton TOP Soccer
$5000 The Social Cog Inc. Aventura Community Development Initiative
$3000 YMCA of the Sun Coast Clearwater Camp COAST
$2500 Youth Environmental Alliance Davie Sailing For Success