About twice as many black families as white families with autistic children report that they are often unable to pay for groceries.
(source: Spectrum News)
In 2014, Urban Autism Solutions created Growing Solutions Farm a 1.2-acre produce farm in the Illinois Medical District. It is here that young adult high school students (16-21 years) from West Side Chicago Public Schools, learn about urban agriculture and cultivate transferable jobs skills.

Equally important, since many of our students come from food insecure homes or live in food deserts, every week during the growing season, participants take home a grocery bag of fresh produce. Additionally, Urban Autism Solutions donates 20% of the produce grown to Grace Seeds Ministry, which distributes fresh produce to food pantries on the West Side of Chicago. This is the same location that many of our participants, 95% of whom come from low income families, reside.
Your dollars are doubled between now and December 1st, thanks to the generosity of the Coleman Foundation. If you were thinking about making an end-of-year gift to Urban Autism Solutions, now is the perfect time to donate!

Thank you for your support of our work.

Heather M. Tarczan
Executive Director
Urban Autism Solutions' Mission
Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities. Your donation makes this possible!