TAUNTON — Superintendent John Cabral is happy to announce the Taunton Public Schools was awarded a 2022 Allison Keller Education Technology Grant from The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.
The district was awarded $5,264 by way of the Allison Keller Education Technology Grant program. The funds shall be used to help the district’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Library pilot program, together with the acquisition of six iPads and protecting circumstances; two of every GoTalk20+ and GoTalk9+ gadgets; and three of every Proloquo2Go, TouchChat and display protectors. The grant may also fund an assistive know-how session.
The pilot program will enable building-based Speech-Language Pathologists to have a number of choices with a purpose to advocate acceptable communication techniques to particular person college students, in addition to enable educators and employees within the RISE program school rooms to mannequin AAC use persistently all through the varsity day.
“Thanks to this generous grant from the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism, our district will be able to purchase numerous technological devices to further support and enhance our autistic students’ learning experience,” Superintendent Cabral mentioned.
Taunton Public Schools was notified that the district was awarded the grant through a TikTook announcement made by Allison Keller. To view the TikTook, click on right here.
Taunton Public Schools was one in all 19 organizations and faculties that acquired a complete of $90,000 in funding to buy laptops, SMART Boards and extra to help college students with autism.
“The Flutie Foundation Allison Keller Education Technology Grants help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community,” mentioned Nick Savarese, Executive Director of The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. “Programs like these are helping people on the autism spectrum live to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based mostly in Framingham, awards grants yearly by way of a aggressive software and evaluate course of. The Allison Keller Technology Education Grants that the Flutie Foundation distributed this yr fill the monetary hole in assembly the know-how wants of colleges and organizations to assist folks and households with autism dwell life to the fullest.