BOSTON — Boston Medical Center announced that it has received a $50,000 grant for the Autism Clinic from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark.
BMC is one of 72 organizations selected from a pool of 660 applicants to receive an individual or multiyear grant for 2010. The grant will allow the Autism Clinic to develop a written behavioral curriculum for hands-on training for parents with low income and/or limited-English proficiency.
The grant also will provide resources for additional intensive skill-building services for individuals who participate in seminars and require continued support and guidance. An additional education specialist also will be hired, thereby doubling the clinic's capacity to meet the demand for educational advocacy services.
"In today's challenging economy, it's more important than ever to support organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families," stated Eileen Howard Boone, VP CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is pleased to recognize BMC's Autism Clinic for truly making an impact in the communities we serve, and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead."