BREVARD COUNTY - Promise Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism to support its Vocational Training & Employment Program.

The program provides Promise residents, including those with autism, with the skills they need to get a job in a variety of different fields.

Beyond the job training Promise helps its residents prepare for a job interview, build a resume, and then set benchmarks for growth once they've secured employment.

“We are so grateful to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism for supporting this program," said Promise CEO Jeff Kiel. “Our Vocational Training & Employment Program sets Promise apart from other supported living communities for individuals with disabilities, and we have seen first-hand the impact that having a job has made for so many of our amazing residents."

The grants "help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community, especially in light of coronavirus repercussions."" said Flutie Foundation Executive Director Nick Savarese . "Programs like the Vocational Training & Employment Program at Promise are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. It provides grants annually through a competitive application and review process.

The signature grants support traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities in support of programs in line with the Flutie Foundation's goals and interests.

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