Annual Report

2021-2022 Fiscal Year Annual Report, dated September 26, 2022

It is an honor to thank you once again for your generous support of our 16th annual GAA golf outing! We hope that everyone has a terrific day of golf and fun today! Your giving directly supports people with autism. The pandemic has been so difficult on everyone, especially families with extra needs. Through your support, we were able to help many families in challenging circumstances struggling with school, home aggression, financial challenges, and lack of in-home therapies and respite. This past year we assisted the Branching Out Foundation to open their doors of the brand-new Page One Resource Center! We aided Autism New Jersey in providing families with support and resources, as well as their advocacy with legislators in Trenton. Along with BOF, we led local autism support groups and events for parents providing monthly meetings, literature, grants, and recreation. We partnered with the Crayola Experience and Freefall trampoline park for sensory friendly family events. Through our GAA Grant program, we funded grants to families and teachers for iPads, training, equipment, educational materials, as well as outreach to local schools, camps and special needs organizations.  As always, 100% of net proceeds are used to support our mission: “money raised here, stays here.”

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity at last year’s golf outing, we were able to grant >$125K:
 $44,000 Autism NJ: Autism NJ diligently works and advocates improving the lives of people with autism.  ANJ provides information, advocacy, consultation, services, family and professional education, and works to enhance public awareness

 $19,000 GAA Community Grants Program: Grants to local families in need and autism programs, incl. therapies, iPads, advocacy support, family respite & emergency assistance, adult programs, and education & safety training sessions $17,000 Warren County Autism Support Group: Facilitated and funded monthly family support groups, parent training, speaker sessions, books, and local recreation events such as the Sunflower Trail, A Mother’s Rest respite weekends, etc.

 $12,000 Page One Resource Center: BOF Community Resource Center for families with special needs in underserved Warren County, NJ providing family education, resource referral, social skills groups, training and events

 $6,000 Anthony Marino Rutgers University Doctoral Studies Award: Scholarship award for PhD candidate(s) at RU Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC) studying in the field of autism (Gabrielle Pignatelli)

 $6,000 Branching Out Foundation: autism training, social skills sessions, annual local Sensitive Santa, and recreation

 $5,000 NJ Daredevils: Special needs ice hockey program supporting players of all abilities, “Hockey Is For EVERYONE”

 $5,000 ARC of Warren County: Warren County Autism Awareness month speaker & Camp Warren T-shirt craft

 $4,000 Warren County Schools: iPads, music therapy and community inclusion school grants, PHS Unified Bowling, etc.

 $4,000 Local Outreach: micro grants to local NJ organizations helping families with extra needs, POAC, Alternatives, etc.

 $3,000 Blue Bridge Training grant: provide free autism training for first responders to improve crisis outcomes in NJ

Again, on behalf of everyone helping today and supporting Greenwich Autism Alliance, THANK YOU!

The Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) is a 501( c )(3) tax exempt foundation and as such donations are fully tax deductible under section 170 of the code.  GAA EIN is 26-0192605, and 501 ( c )(3) tax exempt documentation will gladly be furnished upon request.



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