Children’s Village Receives Autism Grant

November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

On Thursday, November 17th we were thrilled to learn that we received a $204,000 grant from The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust!

This grant will fund autism, behavioral and mental health therapies at Children’s Village and it will allow further exploration of medical and educational models between Children’s Village and area school districts. Currently, 1 in every 110 children suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder, and an astonishing 30-40% of young children have behavioral, mental health and learning problems. Autism causes a wide range of social, emotional, behavioral and communicative disruptions, and the early intervention services provided by Children’s Village are at the forefront of innovations having a significant impact on children’s long-term learning experiences.

It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that we welcome The Murdock Trust as a recurring Memorial Foundation and Children’s Village partner. This is the fourth grant since Children’s Village began in 1997 that The Murdock Trust has provided funding for vital programs and expansion at the Village. Just two years ago in 2009, they granted $230,000 to the Children’s Village Capital Campaign.

We are always eager to share the innovative array of services that Children’s Village provides for children with special needs, and the fact that it truly is a one-of-a-kind, nationally recognized organization. It is thrilling when institutions outside of our community recognize the importance and benefit of participating in our collaborative efforts!

Leslie Whiteside, Grants Coordinator
The Memorial Foundation

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