The San Diego-based nonprofit National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) recently received a $20,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life Insurance Company to further support their Early Autism Diagnosis Outreach efforts.
NFAR, in partnership with UCSD’s Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), is working to increase autism awareness among San Diego’s Spanish-speaking community and to identify at-risk infants as early as one-year of age. The earlier a child is diagnosed and receives treatment, the better their outcome for the future. This New York Life grant will allow NFAR to once again provide funding to ACE for early autism diagnosis efforts and free intervention and assistance to families that are typically underserved.
The check was presented at the July 16 Autism Family Picnic, co-sponsored by the NFAR Autism Men’s Group and New York Life. The event drew a sold-out crowd of nearly 200, who enjoyed a fun-filled day of family games, activities and music, while meeting other families impacted by autism.