Metro Friendship Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors from communities throughout the Twin Cities area. We are also a member of Minnesota Counsel of Nonprofits since 2015.
Metro Friendship Foundation (MFF) empowers individuals with ASD to fulfill their life's potential through removing barriers.
Metro Friendship Foundation is viewed as the premier charitable organization granting scholarships to every qualifying individual seeking social skills development through approved providers. This social skill development will enhance the recipients' opportunities to reach their potential to become contributing members of society by making a living with meaningful work, engaging in and contributing to their communities, and enjoying relationships.
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Autism and other related conditions are complex neurobiological disorders that typically last throughout a person’s lifetime and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. This condition is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is diagnosed by a physician. Harvard School of Public Health estimates that direct costs for individuals with ASD range from $29,000 to more than $43,000 per person per year. Parents living with children with ASD have strong financial concerns for their families.
Without early intervention in social skills training, many individuals with ASD may never achieve economic self sufficiency.
*Provider has been screened by MFF's board to determine that their services meet the criteria of MFF's 501(c)(3) purpose and provider has a current working relationship with MFF. Scholarships may only be granted for services from these providers at this time. Contact MFF if you would like to recommend additional social skill providers within the seven county metro area.
This event was held on May 22nd.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, planners, volunteers and attendees for helping to make this event a huge success!
Social skills enhances the quality of life for individuals with high-functioning Autism by developing social understanding. The cost for the necessary therapy is prohibitive to many families and not covered by most insurance programs. By providing scholarships for social skills education, individuals who may otherwise be unable to afford these services will receive the training they need to succeed at home, in school, on the job and in life.
Full or partial scholarships will be awarded to individual applicants based on the availability of funds, the eligibility of the applicant, and the recommendation of the MFF Scholarship Committee. Please print the application form using the link below. An application form should be completed by the parent/guardian of the applicant.
Due to the limitation of funds available, MFF currently considers scholarship applications for individuals who fit the following criteria:
MFF is currently under an organizational transition and will provide updates on the grant application process as they are available.
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