First Coast News and TEGNA Foundation Award $25,000 in Community Grants to Aid 10 Jacksonville-Area Nonprofit Organizations.
Jacksonville School for Autism announced today that it has received a $2,500 grant from the TEGNA Foundation and First Coast News. This generous grant will be used toward the purchase of new and updated technology for their staff and students. For individuals with autism, technology, such as iPads and laptops, have the power to improve their communication which means giving a voice to individuals who are non-verbal. This is life-changing! In this digital age, technology has many benefits which include: the development of functional skills that can be generalized to natural settings, improved physical fitness, enhanced social communication, better time management, greater task completion, communication with others, heightened self-worth and improved academic outcomes. Technology touches so many different facets of autism.
“We’re so thankful for the grant we have received from the TEGNA Foundation,” said Michelle Dunham, JSA Executive Director and Founder. “As we continue to expand our programs and offerings to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we are so
GRATEFUL to our community partners who share our mission and invest in JSA. Their continued support will help ensure our students will continue to receive programs and services at JSA that make a positive impact in their daily lives.”