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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Invests $300,000 in Easter Seals' Autism Services for Young Children
Date:7/21/2009

Grant expands evidence-based therapies for children with autism

Chicago (Vocus) - The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced a $300,000 grant to Easter Seals to advance evidence-based autism services for young children nationwide. The grant, made possible through the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program™, is in response to families' need for greater access to autism services as reflected in key findings of Easter Seals' recent Living with Autism Study.* These funds enhance nearly $6 million already provided to Easter Seals through the All Kids Can Program in which Easter Seals is a national partner.

"We know that through early detection and individualized intervention, autism is treatable," said Patricia Wright, Ph.D., national director autism services, Easter Seals. "This CVS Caremark grant will help advance professional training for Easter Seals' therapists to assure enhanced availability of essential evidence-based interventions."

As many as one out of 150 children today is diagnosed with autism, and the need for treatments continues to grow exponentially. Getting the right support at the earliest stage in life makes all the difference. Known as early intervention, this critical
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