The Arc Carroll County will soon hire an autism coordinator that will assist the organization to move forward with its efforts to bring "much needed autism program services" to Carroll.
The Arc announced in a news release that it had received a $40,000 grant from Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, a Baltimore-based Catholic family foundation.
According to the release, The Arc will begin its search for an appropriate candidate soon and that the autism coordinator will assist in developing a program tailored to meet the needs of county residents with autism.
"We are thrilled to receive this grant, which will allow The Arc to begin building a program to serve the needs of people with autism who live in Carroll County," Arc Executive Director Don Rowe said in a statement. "We are grateful to The Knott Foundation for their support of our vision."
The Arc, a Westminster-based nonprofit that serves the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
The organization offers transportation, housing, support services and vocational training and job assistance to about 700 clients in Carroll, according to the release.
For more information on The Arc, go to www.arccarroll.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun