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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Receives Grant from the Welfare Foundation

December 3, 2019

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore announced that it has received a grant
from the Welfare Foundation to offer children under the age of three with autism Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Easterseals was awarded this grant in the Welfare Foundation’s last grant cycle.

“Easterseals is pleased to partner with the Welfare Foundation to provide ABA therapy to children with
autism,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, says. “With this grant we will be able to touch hundreds of lives through this therapy and hope to make a vast difference in their future. Thank you to the Welfare Foundation for giving us this opportunity to change lives.”

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.

Originally formed in 1930 by Pierre S. du Pont and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the Welfare
Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses its assets and the income they generate to promote the social welfare of people and communities across the state of Delaware and in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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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