Fulton, NY – ARC of Oswego County announced today that it has received a $500 Oswego County Autism Task Force Grant. The grant will be used to support a Summer Recreational Respite program for youth program participants.
“Many of our parents expressed concern for their children experiencing some setbacks with the progress they made over the school year,” said Alissa Viscome, director of services for ARC of Oswego County. “The Summer Recreational Respite program is our attempt to bridge the gap through socialization and inclusion opportunities that some of our youth may not have access to over the summer months.”
The Summer Recreational Respite program will provide youth with experiences for increased socialization opportunities through structured summer programming for children who meet the qualifications of this funding. Through increased opportunities for social interaction, program participants will start a foundation or continue to build upon their social skills and gain confidence.
ARC of Oswego County was selected to receive the grant through the Oswego County Autism Task Force 2012 grant application process. The Oswego County Autism Task Force Grant to ARC of Oswego County is part of the commitment of the organization to provide information that enhances the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder in our community.
ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to individuals with disabilities since 1955.
Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation.
Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for individuals with disabilities in Oswego County.