Brooklyn, NY, April 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- HeartShare Human Services of New York is proud to announce it has been granted $11,175 from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation to support its school-holiday program for adolescents with autism.
HeartShare’s School Holiday Program offers enjoyable recreational outings to 15 teens, with door-to-door transportation and skilled, caring supervision on days when school is not in session. To expose participants to a wide variety of settings and social opportunities, trips include: horseback riding, the circus, bowling, roller skating, interactive museums, shopping, arcades, the aquarium, zoos, and sports events.
The school holiday program is a component of a continuum of services offered by HeartShare to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. HeartShare provides residential services, adult day services, early childhood and school-age services, health services, service coordination, and various recreation programs, serving this diverse population throughout the lifespan. More information about HeartShare's services can be found at www.heartshare.org.
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation's mission includes providing grants to programs that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with autism and to provide community outreach and education regarding life-span issues associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For more information about the grant giving and program development endeavors of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation visit www.djfiddlefoundation.org.
Celebrating its 93rd year, HeartShare is a nonprofit organization that assists more than 17,000 New Yorkers. Its wide spectrum of services helps individuals with developmental disabilities, supports people affected by HIV/AIDS, provides counseling, after-school programs and assistance with foster care and adoption to children and families, and administers energy assistance programs.