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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Receives $25,000 Grant from Discover Bank to Help Support Autism Therapy

October 24, 2019

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from Discover Bank to offer children under the age of three with autism Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy.

“Easterseals recognizes the critical need in our community for ABA therapy for children with autism under the age of three,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, says. “Easterseals is pleased to partner with Discover Bank to offer children this new therapy service.”

Discover Bank has been a long-time partner with Easterseals providing more than $125,000 over the last five years for their employment and health programs.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy programs help increase language and communication skills; improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics by focusing on teaching new skills. Family education and support is also a critical component when working with very young children. Studies show, when ABA therapy starts before the age of two, the therapy is even more successful.  

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company 

For 100 years nationally, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how your local Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.


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