Thomas Charitable Trust Supports Helping People Succeed’s Autism Program

Thanks to the William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Helping People Succeed will be expanding its autism spectrum disorder classes for young adults into transition programs that could open employment areas or college education programs.

The Thomas trust recently donated $20,000 to Helping People Succeed. This is the second consecutive year the trust has supported the autism program, following one of the main goals of educational opportunities through the trust. The U.S. Trust offices in Stuart maintain the Thomas Trust.

Last summer, Helping People Succeed provided a group of young adults with a tour of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The tour enabled graduating students and young adults to see how they could be part of college education programs, including dormitory facilities at the state university. Other programs will be reviewed at related facilities on the Treasure Coast.

Four years ago, Helping People Succeed organized after-school classes for elementary, middle and high school students with autism spectrum disorder. Parents were also invited to attend sessions, hosted by counselors working for the non-profit.

Now, in its 51st year, Helping People Succeed serves more than 4,500 families and children in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. For additional information, contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

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Healthy Families Florida
Healthy Families America
Ounce of Prevention Fund
 Florida Department of Children and Families
Agency for Persons With Disabilities
United Way of Martin County
United Way of St. Lucie County
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
 Children's Services Council Martin County
Children's Services Council St. Lucie County
Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida KidCare
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
*The Florida Department of Children and Families. Partially funded by the Martin County School District.

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