Ten thousand dollars in funding for Autism-related requests is available for the first time this year through the Arc Central Chesapeake Region partnership with the Bowen Foundation for Autism, which is an organization for namesake Bowen Levy, who died last year after choking on a glove at Central Special School in Edgewater.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, a local nonprofit that supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, has also made $30,000 of funding available for local families who have children with disabilities, through their Family Fund grant program.
The funding is to cover therapies and specialized medical equipment critical to these children’s success that are not covered by insurance – and are financially out of reach for families. The additional $10,000 of funding available specifically for Autism-related requests is being offered for the first time this year.
According to Director of Development and Communications Catie Comer, this is the third year the Family Fund grant program funding has been made available to the community.