FAMILIES FOR EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT
This is a group of volunteers helping Kids with Special Needs enjoy playing a number of sports.
THE MATTHEW PAUL FINNIGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Matthew Finnigan, who was a high-functioning adult with autism whose life was taken before he could achieve his goal of helping others on the Autism Spectrum. Matthew was attending college in Monterey, and had visions of going into graduate school to use his strength in Math, Chemistry and Statistics and a growing interest in Psychiatry and Psychology to support research to help adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.
The Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship program provides two non-renewable $1,500 and $750 scholarship to students with California graduate with an autism spectrum disorder. The Autism Society of California is pleased to invite applications individuals with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time or part-time student pursuing a career in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology, Statistics, Chemistry, Math, researching cures or management of autism, or a career which will help adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Students can be a graduating senior, or someone who has graduated from a high school in California and has been accepted to a post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training.
Very short online application is available at
Deadline to apply is
Midnight PST April 15, 2016.
Winner will be announced May 12th, Matthew’s birthday.
This Scholarship Program is made possible with the support of the Community Foundation of Monterey County and the Autism Society of California. For more info visit the link above, email email@example.com, or call 1-800-869-7069
This is a great opportunity for a Special Need Child to play as every other child plays.
This is a great opportunity for a Special Need Child to play as every other child plays.
FEAT-FMC would especially like to extend a warm THANK YOU to all the School Districts, Business', Federal-State-Local officials,
ABA for Medi-Cal: How to Get It A Workshop for Parents
When: Saturday, February 6, 9 AM – Noon
Where: Central Valley Regional Center, 4615 North Marty
Please RSVP: Elisa, 559-738-2292 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need childcare, you MUST RSVP by 1/29.
Learn How To Get Therapies for your Child with Autism
Transitioning from Regional Center
What’s covered and what’s not
Your rights under the law
How to Request Treatments
What to do if there are no providers available
What is educational and what is medical
How to appeal if you are denied
Useful letters, websites and tools
Sponsored by a grant from; John and Marcia
Given in Collaboration with CVRC, Fresno-Madera FEAT-FMC, and Exceptional Parents Unlimited
Sobre Cómo conseguirlo Servicios
Cuándo: Sábado, 6 de febrero de 9 AM a Mediodía
Dónde: Centro Regional del Valle Central , 4615 Norte Marty
Favor de confirmar su asistencia con: Elisa , 559-738-2292 email@example.com
Cuidado de niños proveido con confirmacion de asistencia antes del 29 Enero.
Aprenda a obtener terapias para su niño con autismo
Los temas inluidos seran:
• La transición del Centro Regional
• ¿Lo qué está cubierto y lo que no
• Los derechos legales
• Cómo solicitar tratamientos
• Qué hacer si no hay proveedores disponibles
• ¿Lo qué se considera educación y lo que se considera medico.
• Cómo apelar si se le niega el tratamento
• Informacion util a traves de cartas y sitios web.
Carlos Vieira Foundation has helped hundreds of Families in the Central Valley
If you need help with your Child contact Carlos Vieira Foundation for Autism
Autism Aid Expanded to all Twenty-One Counties in the Central ValleyAugust 10, 2015 by Admin in Press
Livingston, California – August 10, 2015
Exciting news direct from the board meeting at local charity, Carlos Vieira Foundation. By unanimous vote, the Board of Directors agreed to expand their Direct Help Grant Program to all twenty-one counties in the California Central Valley. The grant provides assistance to families raising a child with Autism by paying for educational tools, medical necessities, electronics, speech therapy, behavior and social treatment, as well as a wide array of products and services that help a child diagnosed with autism to blossom.
Families living in one of the following twenty-one counties: Merced, Stanislaus, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Fresno, Sacramento, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Sutter, Yuba, Yolo, Placer, Kings, Tulare, and Kern 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 be granted up to $500 annually towards items or expenses that will improve the quality of life and help a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
When asked why the Foundation expanded to the additional thirteen counties, Carlos Vieira, founder and President answered, “The families need us. People in need reached out to our board and their voice was heard. Due to our generous donors, we were able to move forward on providing services throughout the entire Central Valley. Our goal is still to expand throughout California but there is much work to be done right here in the local communities.”
The Foundation will be hosting a Poker Run and Concert featuring the band Moonshine Bandits at their annual RockNRide event and fundraiser on September 19, 2015 in Livingston. Interested bike riders, enthusiasts, and concert goers can pick up information about the event as well as secure grant information on their website at www.carlosvieirafoundation.org.
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 at (209) 394-1444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sam Yniguez
Carlos Vieira spends a major part of his time creating funding events to support the Autism Community
This is a group organized to help Families with Children that are afflicted with ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism is a Spectrum Disorder,
Autism Health Insurance Project.org
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) issued two gifts of $25,000 each in the past week to support autism treatment at Fresno State’s Central California
The gift to the autism center will support its Enrichment Program, which focuses on helping children with a diagnosis along the autism spectrum develop social skills
“The funds we get for operation allow us to run on a daily basis. We wouldn't’t have the ability for additional programs without gifts like this,” said Dr. Amanda
FEAT’s gift to the Speech and Hearing Clinic will help fund improvements in the way families observe evaluation and treatment of clients with autism. Upgrades
“I am so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our friends at FEAT,” said Dr. Christine Maul, assistant professor in the
The checks were presented by FEAT-Fresno/Madera County President Paul Lambert and Vice President Chuck Genseal, who each have family members
This is not the first time FEAT has supported autism treatment and research at Fresno State. Overall, FEAT has gifted $115,000 to university programs, including
“The Central California Autism Center has grown phenomenally, not just because of our gift but because of the center’s interest in advancing the treatment of autism,
The autism center, located in Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development, currently serves 43 children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age.
“We are extremely grateful for the partnership and support that FEAT has provided,” said Susan Elrod, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. “Their gift
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Central Valley Regional Center...FAIR HEARING
Tucked away in the small community of Madera Ca. lives a Mother and a thirteen year old teenager with Rett Syndrome struggling to cope
On July 1, 2012 the California Legislature Approved SB 946 (Law), mandating Commercial Insurance Carriers to cover the diagnosis, treatments,
This mother of 13 year old Michelle was Medically retired due to a job related injury which dramatically reduced her income. The Central
The Mother was forced to file for a Fair Hearing (Law Suite) to overturn CVRC's outrageous behavior towards Michelle. To support CVRC's
Well today is August 21, 2013 and the California Administrative Law Judge that sat in on the hearing just published her findings;
1. The Central Valley Regional Center is responsible for Michelle's services as
2. The Central Valley Regional Center is responsible for the out of pocket
This is just brief summation of the yearlong battle encountered by Michelle's Mother to get services for her daughter. The Evidence Binders for
The Mother Paula Scroggins
The Daughter Michelle Scroggins
The information and resources on the Families for Effective Autism Treatment-Fresno/Madera County (FEAT-FMC) Website are for educational and informational purposes only. Information provided through The Site should not be used as a substitute for care by a qualified Developmental Pediatrician, Pediatric Neurologist, Behavioral Psychologist, Behavior Analyst, Speech and Language Pathologist, Attorney, or other appropriate professional.