Road to Responsibility, a nonprofit organization supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has received a $5,400 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
These funds will provide funding for the purchase of iPads for people with autism participating in RTR’s day programs to help augment virtual learning.
RTR has seen an increased demand for technology needed for virtual learning throughout the organization’s programs, which has been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic. Through this funding, Road to Responsibility will be able to fund the purchase of essential technology that is critical in helping people with autism. RTR plans to replace non- and lesser-functioning technology as well as purchase additional items due to increased demand for reliable equipment. The technology will be used for a variety of purposes, including in educational learning programs, job coaching, communication amongst staff and individuals, and much more.
“We are so grateful to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism for this significant gift to help improve our technological capabilities,” said Christopher White, CEO of Road to Responsibility. “This grant will go a long way to helping our individuals on the autism spectrum keep their connections and improve their communication skills.”
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. The Allison Keller Technology Education grants fill a financial gap in meeting technology needs of schools and organizations to help people and families with autism live life to the fullest.