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National Autism Association Announces American Legion Child Welfare Grant for Autism Outreach

Applications now being accepted from autism groups nationwide to receive National Autism Conference DVD sets

NIXA, Mo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) today announced its receipt of a grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) to disseminate DVD sets of complete presentations from NAA's National Autism Conference to 150 autism-related organizations throughout the United States, U.S. territories, and military installations. The conference, held in late 2008, featured renowned autism experts in fields ranging from cutting-edge scientific research to getting the most out of Individualized Education Plans. In addition, the organizations selected will receive the renowned autism treatment book, Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians, by Bryan Jepson, MD.

To apply, organizations will submit an explanation of how they intend to use the DVD's and book, agree to track usage, and submit a usage report to NAA at year's end. "We are very happy to make this valuable information accessible to those who couldn't attend the conference in Fort Lauderdale," said NAA board chair Lori McIlwain. "The generosity of the Child Welfare Foundation will help educate families around the country on the best treatments, therapies, and educational strategies available for the one in 150 children now affected by autism."

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was founded in 1954 to provide other nonprofit organizations with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across this nation. To date, they have provided over $8 million to help children in need in this country. According to CWF Board President Dennis R. Boland, "The National Autism Association DVD sets will provide current, up-to-date information on autism treatment and management to 150 autism organizations throughout the country, touching the lives of thousands of children. The Foundation is pleased to be a part of this worthwhile project."

Autism-related organizations can complete applications online at for submission to NAA no later than March 15, 2009. Applicants will be notified by March 31 if they are selected to receive a DVD set and book to share with local parents and caregivers. Final decisions will be based on the ability of the organizations selected to provide access to the conference proceedings to local communities.

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    Rita Shreffler, NAA (Nixa, MO) 417-818-9030
    Lori McIlwain, NAA (Cary, NC) 919-714-1646

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