New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Crotched Mountain Foundation to Ready Set Connect Autism Program

GREENFIELD, NH–Crotched Mountain Foundation has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to support Crotched Mountain’s Ready Set Connect autism program. The center-based program brings together children with autism for an educational experience that blends group learning with individualized teaching. The grant will allow for continued expansion of the service areas and programs.

With locations in Concord, Manchester and Greenfield, Ready Set Connect provides a setting where young children with autism will improve social, communication, motor and other skills through intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). While building social and personal relationships, teachers track and record each child’s progress.

“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to reach even more families throughout New Hampshire,” said Michael Coughlin, President and CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation. “This grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will allow Ready Set Connect to grow its services and help even more children with autism gain the skills to find success in school, at home, and in the community.”

About Crotched Mountain Foundation
Crotched Mountain Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 1953 with a mission to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Crotched Mountain provides special education, accessible recreation, and community and residential support services for people in New Hampshire, New England, and beyond.  For more information about Crotched Mountain, please visit cmf.org.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

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