October 14, 2015
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To help students with autism

Senator Michael J. McCaffrey recently obtained and delivered a $3,500 legislative grant to Trudeau Center’s President and CEO Donald F. Armstrong and Senate colleague William A. Walaska, who serves on the Trudeau Center Board of Directors. The donation will be used to deliver state-of-the-art treatment and education for children with autism. The Trudeau Center has been on the forefront of providing effective, evidence-based treatment to students with autism. Having recently relocated its school for children with autism, Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, into a 12,000-square-foot building to better serve the needs of the community, the number of students served has doubled. The grant funds will be used to help purchase interactive SMART Boards. Students with autism have significant challenges that impact their learning. The SMART Board offers flexible teaching and motivating audio and visuals that aid in an interactive learning process. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism affects one in 88 children and one in 54 boys. Effective early intervention significantly enhances lives for children with autism. The Trudeau Center extends its gratitude to Senator Michael McCaffrey for his sponsorship and to Senator William Walaska for his participation on the Trudeau Board of Directors. (Submitted photo)

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