Easter Seals and the University of Illinois-Chicago Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) announce the availability of three seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each for community-based organizations to implement Parents Taking Action (PTA), an evidence-based educational program aimed at helping parents learn about autism, autism interventions and services, and how to access them. Applicant organizations must currently provide services and supports to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or other disabilities and their families.

Click on this link for the description of the Parents Taking Action intervention. Applicants can also listen in on a pre-recorded discussion on the PTA seed grant program by clicking this link (approximately 15 minutes).

Online applications can be submitted via LINK and are due COB on Wednesday, November 30th. You will also find a description of the seed grant expectations in the link. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jed Johnson, jjohnson@easterseals.com. Program-related questions can be directed to Sandy Magana, maganas@uic.edu.