The Alabama Autism Providers Network (AAPN) is requesting applications from future leaders in ASD research, services, or education in Alabama to attend the Alabama Autism Conference in Tuscaloosa on 2/22/19.
Emerging Youth Leader Award: supports a high school student and one adult to attend the conference.
Emerging Leader Award: supports an undergraduate student to attend the conference.
Awardees will be paired with a leadership mentor throughout the conference.
To apply, visit www.autism.ua.edu and clock on Scholarships.
Application Deadline: Friday, 2/15/19 at noon.
Notification of Award: Monday, 2/18/19.
1. Personal statement: In 2 pages or less, please discuss:
-Your interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders
-What your current or past involvement has been in the ASD community?
-What are your goals for being a future leader in ASD?
-What do you see as the current strengths within the ASD community in Alabama? What barriers or challenges do you hope to improve through your leadership in our state?
2. Letter of support from a teacher/instructor/mentor familiar with your leadership skills.
-Should discuss the student’s potential for leadership in ASD research service, and/or education in our state.