Grant Program Expands Autism Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Autism Aid Expanded to San Joaquin County through Local Carlos Vieira Foundation Grant Program
Livingston, California September 4, 2014

Parents and guardians of children living with autism in San Joaquin Country can now apply for grant funding through the Carlos Vieira Foundation. The grant program offers assistance by providing educational tools, medical necessities, electronics, and a wide array of products and services that help a child diagnosed with autism to flourish.

Families living in Merced, Stanislaus, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne and San Joaquin Counties that wish to apply for this Direct Help Grant can visit their website at www.carlosvieirafoundation.org to fill out an application. Each child can granted up to $500 annually.

When asked why the Foundation expanded to San Joaquin County, Carlos Vieira, founder and President answered, “The children needed us. A couple social workers reached out to us to provide autistic children with a vital medical service that we’re partnered with. We couldn’t see these children in our local community going without. They’re what drive us and our mission.”

The Carlos Vieira Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization was founded in 2009 by one car racers dream to help children affected by Autism. For an entire year the Carlos Vieira Race Team donated all winnings and donations collected, to autism affiliated charities before starting their own Foundation. Since then the Foundation has raised and donated money to autism related organizations such as Autism Speaks, Families for Effective Autism Treatment and Challenged Family Resource Center as well as the countless individual families receiving funding through the Direct Help Grant.

If you would like more information about the Carlos Vieira Foundation please contact them toll free at (855) 513- 4389 or email info@carlosvieirafoundation.org.