Joseph Levy Charitable Foundation

Grants

Grants awarded during 2018/19 under our Children and Young People with Autism funding priority:

Ambitious About Autism

The Ambitious Approach programme: development of a Positive Behaviour Support programme over 3 years. The Ambitious Approach will comprise development, piloting, evaluation and dissemination of a tailored programme. This programme will engrain PBS into the organisation's approach to supporting children and young people with autism and complex needs in education. This will enable them to share a model of worldwide best practice that operates within a person-centred, transdisciplinary approach.

www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

£234,565

Autism Northern Ireland

Early Intervention support for families in Greater Belfast: salary costs of Autism Support Officer post for 3 years. The ASO will provide practical and emotional support which will be offered at home or in the community to address difficulties and strengthen families. They will support parents/carers in their understanding and skill development. The programme aims to increase independence for the child and decrease anxiety by promoting positive routines. It also aims to support parents in introducing daily living, play and organisational skills for their child.

www.autismni.org.uk

£109,913

Resources for Autism

Supporting the Autism Family in the West Midlands: salary costs of Family Support Manager post for 3 years. Advice and practical support from the Family Support Manager identifies specific needs, recommends initial strategies and builds a relationship with the family. The postholder 'troubleshoots' urgent issues that cannot wait, such as school exclusion.

https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/

£81,146

Resources for Autism

The costs of support (support worker time and associated costs) for a minimum of 90 families in the West Midlands for 2 years. Specialist support workers transfer knowledge of autism coping techniques and strategies whilst giving support at key crisis times, develop routines and community links, leading to long term stability and improved life chances for the child.

https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/

£84,000

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Evaluation of training programme for parents of autistic children over 2 years. The primary aim of the project is to determine if and how parents in the community can be provided with essential skills that, in turn, help them manage their children's challenging behaviour.

https://autismcenter.huji.ac.il/

£43,166

The full list of grants awarded each year can be found in the audited accounts — copies of which can be viewed on the Charity Commission website.

Our latest audited accounts are available to download here