Sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION

Autism Support of Imperial County (ASIC or AIC) is a local, non-profit organization providing information to parents and professionals on autism. ASIC provides a support group for parents and family members of individuals with autism. A Sponsorship Committee was established to go thru selection process and review, evaluate and weigh the applications so that ASIC awards sponsorships funds to pay for the products and/or services requested for the sponsorship candidate. ASIC at its own discretion, may fund all, part or none of the applications based on funding availability as approved by the Board of Directors.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY

  1. Candidate's parent or legal guardian must have attended at least 50% of ASIC monthly meetings during the previous 12 months. Attendance will be verified against meetings sign in sheets and/or other group members.

  2. Candidate must have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder according to the diagnostic criteria sets of DSM-5 (Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from http://www.psychiatry.org/dsm5).

APPLICATION FORM RULES AND GUIDELINES

  1. Application forms must be fully filled and signed. Download form here.

  2. Information submitted must be verifiable.

  3. Application must be received by the Sponsorship Committee during monthly meeting or received thru email by the end of the month to be eligible for the selection process that awards funds during the next monthly meeting. Please send to: sponsorship@autismofimperial.com

  4. Only 1 application per candidate's household will be eligible per month.
     
  5. Application will not be considered if candidate's household was awarded 2 sponsorships during the previous 12 months.

  6. Sponsorship amount requested may not exceed $500.00 USD. ASIC at its own discretion, may fund all, part or none of the applications based on funding availability as approved by the Board of Directors.

SPONSORSHIP AWARDING AND FUNDING

  1. Sponsorships will only be awarded during ASIC monthly meetings.

  2. Prepaid expenses will not be covered.

  3. Advances or loans will not be provided.

  4. ASIC will pay awarded amount directly to the specified service and/or product vendor for which a budget, estimate or printout was attached with the application form.