Brita Darany von Regensburg

Helping People with Autism Through COVID

As the Coronavirus pandemic has us all locked in place, Brita Darany von Regensburg, of Friends of Autistic People, saw herself barred from seeing her daughter, Vanessa, once a week. Brita was devastated at not being able to see her daughter. Added to that, was the fact that Vanessa was very upset and disoriented that her Day Programs, which had provided her scheduled learning and activities during the day, had been cancelled. A Day Program, usually in another location, allows for a predictable structure for people with autism that they need and thrive on. read more...

FAP Receives Grant for Raised Bed Garden Project

Through Greenwich Academy, Friends of Autistic People (FAP) was the recipient of the Greenleaf Foundation’s community grant of $1,500 to fund a raised bed garden project. FAP has proposed to use the grant to establish a raised bed garden program at Greenwich Academy to teach horticultural skills to transitioning teens as well as young adults with autism with the purpose of eventually leading to employment. Each program will be tailored to the individual. read more...