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The NLM Family Foundation supports autism-related endeavors in a variety of fields. For more information about our specific areas of interest, please visit Grant Categories.

The NLM Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. For more information about our grantmaking process, please visit Our Process.

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NLMFF COVID-19 Response Grants The Arc of Massachusetts, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Lurie Center for Autism Community, Translational Science, Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2020
The Autism Bereavement Project Hospice Foundation of America Advocacy, Education & Social Policy, Community 2020 - 2024
Pandemic Communications and Advocacy The Arc of Massachusetts Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2020
Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism During COVID-19 Massachusetts Advocates for Children Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2020
Sensory-friendly performance for families affected by autism Boston Symphony Orchestra Community, Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2019
Targeted Education for Autism Management across Medical Specialties (TEAMMS) Harvard Medical School Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2019 - 2020
Expanding Guardianship Training and Advocacy Support Options for Families of Older Children with Autism Massachusetts Advocates for Children Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2018 - 2019
New Course Development in the Masters of Jewish Education Program Hebrew College Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2017 - 2018
ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival Boston Jewish Film Festival Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2016 - 2019
The Development of an Art Program at 3LPlace Community 3LPlace Community Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2016
Updating the “D-Termined Program of Repetitive Tasking and Familiarization in Dentistry”  Training Video Project Stretch Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2014
Support for Core Operations of the Autism Insurance Resource Center UMASS Medical School Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center  Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2012 - 2021
Relaxed Performances Project The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2012 - 2013
Support of Postgraduate Courses at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory related to Autism Spectrum Disorders as part of the CSHL Brain Health Initiative: Focus on Autism and Related Developmental Disorders Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2012 - 2017
Hospital Admissions Plans for Patients with Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2011
Using Yoga to Improve Self-Regulation, Motor Skills and Communication in Young Children with Special Needs Brookline Education Foundation Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2009 - 2010
Family Camp for Families Affected by Autism Camp Yavneh– Hebrew Teachers College Camp & Summer School Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2008 - 2009
CSHL Brain Health Initiative: Focus on Autism and Related Developmental Disorders Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2007 - 2020
Television Documentary Project: “The Science of Autism” State of the Art, Inc. Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2007 - 2008
Undergraduate Education in Autism Child Study Center, Yale University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2007 - 2009
Autism Consortium Family and Clinician Support Autism Consortium Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2007 - 2014
All Lost to Prayers: A Family’s Struggle with Autism The Boston Conservatory Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2006
Education and Research in Autism and Human Developmental Disorders Brandeis University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2006 - 2008
Production of a DVD Presentation on Dental Care for Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder for the 18 th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry  Special Care Dentistry Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2006
Distribution of “Autism Is A World” to Departments of Special Education at Colleges and Universities across the United States and Canada State of the Art, Inc. Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2006
Creation of a Database for the Regional Autism Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2005 - 2006
Advancing the Jewish Special Education Program at Hebrew College Hebrew College Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2005 - 2006
Support for the Distribution of “Autism Is A World” to US Public Libraries and Production of a Spanish Translation of the Film State of the Art, Inc. Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2005
Pilot Program for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities and Autism Museum of Fine Arts Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2003 - 2004
Support for the Production of a Video for Dentists on Providing Dental Care for Children with Autism  Project Stretch Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2003
Support of the Jewish Special Education Program Combined Jewish Philanthropies/Hebrew College Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2003 - ongoing
The Autism Special Education Legal Support Center Massachusetts Advocates for Children Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2002 - 2020
Operating Support for Personal Advocacy and Lifetime Support (PALS) Personal Advocacy and Lifetime Support (PALS) Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2002 - 2004
Increasing Opportunities for People with Autism to have an Impact on Disability-Related Public Policy TASH Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2002
New Initiatives in Autism Education and Research  Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2002 - 2004
Opening Doors for People with Autism through the Arts Lesley University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2001 - 2004
Research/Fellowship Program Support and Operational Support  National Alliance for Autism Research Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 1999 - 2004
Support for Establishment of the Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy  Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy, George Washington University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 1998
Feasibility study for large-scale study on family caregiving and the social lives of adults with autism  Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 1997
Support for a National Voluntary Health Agency for Autism Research and Public Advocacy National Alliance for Autism Research Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 1997 - 1999