Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving
Van Nuys, CA
This grant will help to fund Together, We Are Able, a school-based education program which directly addresses the issue of bias, and combines in-class ability awareness presentations with interactive field trips to Shane’s Inspiration playgrounds, where children with and without disabilities play and learn together, one on one. It provides critical awareness and acceptance for general education students while providing a critical transportation and socialization resource for schools that serve children with moderate to severe disabilities. Next fiscal year, the program will reach more than 3,000 children via 60 interactive field trips. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).
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