Educational Institutions

The Autism Project

  • Johnston, RI
  • www.theautismproject.org

Mission Statement

The Autism Project provides programs and services to individuals with autism and the many caregivers who support them. During the past fiscal year our organization provided workshops and trainings to staff in public schools and provided consultation services to 90% of the school districts in Rhode Island. Our organization offers social skill programs for children ages 5 to adult as well as educational programs for parents and professionals. Each summer The Autism Project offers a two week long summer camp for children on the spectrum. Each year our organization helps more than 4,000 individuals living with autism.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Joanne Quinn

Keywords

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programs for autism aspergers social skill programs adult and professional training functional assessments summer camp social thinking academy karate art yoga

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EIN

05-0512037

 Number

3579725556

Also Known As

The Autism Project of RI

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Autism Project provides the following programs: Starting Point: A course designed to educate parents and professionals. Consultation services are offered to professionals and educators. Aspire: A training series which explores the unique characteristics and learning styles of children with Asperger Syndrome. Various social skill programs for children ages 5 to adult. Our organization also offers an annual conference that features a nationally recognized expert in the field of autism. Our organization has established a Parent Resource Center which is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. The center offers a wide array of resources including autism-specific software (e.g., Boardmaker and Writing With Symbols), laminate, Internet access, information on community resources, assistance with filling out state agency forms, and a comprehensive library. The autism project also has the first support group for fathers in the state. Our organization also provides the Parent to Parent training series. Parent coaches share their wisdom, experience, and empathy with families who are just beginning their own journey. We have also entered into a partnership with Rhode Island Parent Network and have a Spanish speaking parent liaison on staff. Parent to Parent is the only parent education course on autism offered in Spanish in our state. For teens with Asperger Syndrome, the Autism Project of RI now offers a safe, autism-friendly social scene at the Club on Friday nights. Staffed by trained professionals from the Autism Project, the Club offers a relaxed atmosphere for teens to create friendships, chill out, and explore new interests.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut

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The Autism Project
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Autism Project

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Joanne Quinn

BIO

Joanne is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross. She is the mother of 3 boys, one of which has autism.

Governance

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