Benefactors: J.P.’s Foundation, Inc. is proud to collaborate with the many volunteers from Autism Services, Inc. and SS Peter & Paul Parents’ Guild, whose extraordinary efforts have made this year’s Run the ‘Burg for Autism - 5K run / walk, and J.P.’s Green Jacket Open / Golfing for Autism possible. We are committed to being a model of effectiveness and maintain a small but efficient foundation so contributions directly support beneficiaries and not overhead costs. Net proceeds from these events will be donated primarily to benefit Autism Services, Inc. in support of the many programs run for the benefit of individuals living with the daily challenges of autism. Sixty percent of all net proceeds will be donated to Autism Services, Inc. Twenty-five percent of all net proceeds will be donated to SS Peter and Paul Parents Guild to support educational programs, and fifteen percent will be held by the Corporation for reserves to be utilized in funding next year’s events or to be donated to other worthy charities and causes consistent with our mission. While staging such events invariably requires many hours of dedication and attention and there are numerous expenses to cover in the process, J.P.’s Foundation has no paid employees and none of the Board Members receive any form of compensation out of any of the proceeds generated from or the generous donations received for either of these wonderful events.
Autism Services, Inc.: Our unique philosophy and dedicated staff empower people with autism to be themselves at home and in the community.
From humble beginnings 30 years ago as a 12-month education program, Autism Services has grown to become the leading WNY agency supporting children and adults with autism and their families, with locations throughout the area offering a range of individualized educational and quality of life programs and services.
Autism Services provides a NYS-certified school for ages 5-12, Adult Day Programs, Residential Programs, Supported Employment, Family Support Services including Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, In-Home Clinical Support Program, Therapeutic Recreation for Children with Autism (TRAC) and After School and Vacation Camp Programs, Social Skills Program, and more. ASI maintains two lending resource libraries open to parents, professionals, and students.
Autism Services' signature Arts Programs were introduced in 2002 by Executive Director Veronica Federiconi, to give children and adults with autism the opportunity to become involved in the visual and performing arts. Today ASI artists and performers are valued as an important part of the cultural fabric of Buffalo and Western New York, and beyond, achieving personal and professional milestones such as solo exhibitions, community recognition, and awards.
Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center
Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center, located at 97 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg, is a community resource offering support and services to the Southtowns communities, made possible by J.P.'s Foundation. The Center provides workshops, outreach activities, respite services, support groups (Asperger's, siblings, social skills, etc.), and features a conference center, J.P.'s Foundation Art Gallery, and the Kyle Reid Resource Library. For hours and more information, click here.