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ARIS Thrive Grant for Autism Educators 2024

A Celebratory Initiative by Stages Learning for Autism Acceptance Month

Grant Overview

Stages Learning, a distinguished leader in autism education and the creator of the only complete curriculum for early autism education --  Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System ("ARIS"), proudly announces the ARIS Thrive Grant for Autism Educators 2024.

We invite applications from dedicated educators striving to make a difference in the lives of autistic students, and nominations from district level administrators seeking to recognize their educators.

Key Dates:

  • Applications Open: January 16th
  • Submission Deadline: February 21st
  • Winners Announced: April 2nd, Autism Acceptance Day

Awards and Benefits

  • Number of Recipients: Three outstanding educators
  • Announcement: Winners to be announced during Autism Acceptance Month in April
  • Prize Package:
    • The Language Builder: ARIS Academic Readiness Intervention System ($4995 value)
    • One-year free access to the ARIS Online Academy
    • Kickoff Training & Cohort Experience with fellow award winners
    • Support from our Implementation Specialist Team
    • Opportunity to feature in Stages Learning's Newsletter and social media
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  • Open to U.S. educators working with autistic students, including special education teachers, general education teachers, SLPs, and resource teachers across public, private, and charter schools.
  • Eligible for self-nomination or nomination by a district-level administrator.

Commitments for Awardees:

  • Implement ARIS in a classroom for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Earn an ARIS Online Academy completion certificate.
  • Engage in regular check-ins with Stages Learning.
  • Maintain and share anonymized data.
  • Coordinate an end-of-year meeting with the district special education director and teacher team in Spring 2025.
  • Provide a testimonial.

About Stages Learning

Learn More

Since 1997, Stages Learning has been a pioneering force in autism education. Our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions for autism and those with cognitive or language delays has earned us unwavering trust from partners worldwide. The release of ARIS, the world's first comprehensive curriculum for autism, marks our continued dedication to this cause.
Watch our 3-minute video on The Language Builder: ARIS Academic Readiness Intervention System before applying.


Thank you for your interest in the Stages Learning Thrive Grant for Autism Educators! The application window is now closed.

If you are interested in speaking to one of our District Consultants about bringing the ARIS curriculum to your district, please book a meeting here.