Grantor Name: Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation

Program Name: Arizona Autism United’s New Occupational Therapy Program

Grant Amount: The Foundation prefers to not publicly disclose gift amounts.

Recipient Name: Arizona Autism United

Overview of Use of Funds: Good Works Grant Writing is thrilled to congratulate our client, Arizona Autism United (AZA United), for being selected to receive a substantial gift from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation. Foundation funding will help AZA United to develop and launch their new Occupational Therapy Program at their East Valley Center. Occupational Therapy (also referred to as “OT”) helps individuals of all ages – from young children to adults – accomplish their personal goals by helping them overcome (or cope with) sensory, motor, and cognitive challenges associated with developmental disabilities.

Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: Once OT is launched, AZA United estimates serving a minimum of 50 children, youth, and young adults with developmental disabilities during the first full year of program implementation. OT provides a foundation for healthy long-term development and positive engagement in the community among children, youth, and young adults with developmental disabilities. AZA United’s Occupational Therapists work closely with clients and their parents or caregivers seeking to improve outcomes and strengthen the following areas of development, among others: Motor skill development; Sensory needs; Mental health needs; Social-emotional development and self-regulation; Communication and social skills; Personal responsibility and self-advocacy; and Independent living and work readiness skills.