Road to Responsibility Receives Community Impact Grant from Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

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MARSHFIELD, MA, ISSUED FEBRUARY 22, 2024…Road to Responsibility (RTR;, one of the region’s largest and most successful nonprofit organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is delighted to announce the receipt of a Community Impact Grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.
The funds will be used to cover the cost of a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) “train-the-trainer” model. TIC is acknowledged as an essential approach that recognizes the impact of trauma on individuals and aims to create a safe and supportive environment for healing. The “train-the-trainer” model is a framework that prepares practitioners who work with individuals impacted by trauma to pass methods of safety and support to others.
For the past three consecutive years, Road to Responsibility has been the recipient of a Technology Grant from the Flutie Foundation, with this year’s award being the first Community Impact Grant received by the organization.
“We are grateful to the Flutie Foundation for this grant and will put it to good use with the implementation of a program that will serve as a foundation for sustainable results within our organization,” said Christopher T. White, Ed.D., president and CEO of Road to Responsibility.
“The Flutie Foundation Autism Community Impact Grants help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community,” said Nick Savarese, Executive Director of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. “Programs like these are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, MA, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. The Autism Community Impact Grant that the Flutie Foundation distributed this year support traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities reflected in the Foundation’s areas of interest, providing a path for educational and vocational skills, supporting recreational and active lifestyles, and ensuring people with autism are safe, supported and informed.
Celebrating over 35 years of making lives better, Road to Responsibility, Inc. (RTR) was established in 1988 with the overarching belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to have full, rich, and rewarding lives in the community, and therefore works to provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. RTR offers residential, work/employment, day habilitation and other day supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RTR supports individuals with very diverse needs, including those with significant challenges who would otherwise go unserved if not for RTR. It succeeds where other organizations often fail, through the use of an integrated clinical behavioral approach. This model has proven successful and yielded positive results for the organization and the individuals served.
Road to Responsibility offers services to almost all the towns and communities throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, operates 49 residences as well as co-operative and supportive living apartments, and manages nine day-service locations that focus on education, employment, and community enrichment. Road to Responsibility’s main office is located at 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA. For more information, please visit