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In addition to other grants focused on children’s health, GreaterGood.org increased its support of programs providing services for families coping with autism, the incidence of which has increased by dramatically in the last two decades.
Recipients of these grants include National Autism Association, Lekotek International, and Autism Speaks.
Grants to Lekotek and National Autism Association helped underwrite programs providing play therapy, speech therapy, behavior therapy, and other learning experiences for children with autism reach new levels of development.
Grants to Autism Speaks supported research into possible causes, effective treatment, and greater understanding of autism.
In 2011, GreaterGood.org gave more than $3.1 million to 111 charities operating in the United States and worldwide. Support for grants focused on autism came from The Autism Site, the Gifts That Give More [tm] program, and other donations.