The Highlands Center for Autism received a grant for $30,000 from Alpha Natural Resources, a coal producing company with corporate headquarters in Bristol, VA. The grant was received by members of the administration of the Highlands Foundation and Highlands Health System.
The funds will be used for student tuition at the Center for Autism, which is currently the Center’s most critical need. Highlands Center for Autism operates as a year round day treatment center and accepts students from earliest diagnosis through school age. The Center for Autism employs Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques, which research shows allows children with Autism the opportunity for a better life.
Founded in 2002, Alpha Natural Resources has a history of promoting excellence in education and human services. Alpha supports all levels of instruction, including K-12, undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and technical programs, as well as funding initiatives that improve the quality of life for those in need, with special focus on health care and emergency fuel needs.
To donate to the Center for Autism, visit www.HighlandsFoundation.org, or call (606) 889-6271.