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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Receives Grant from Longwood Foundation

September 23, 2019

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

“Easterseals is pleased to partner with the Longwood Foundation to offer children and families ABA therapy,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, says. “Studies show how effective this form of therapy is, especially for young and growing minds. We are thrilled to have the Longwood Foundation behind us in this endeavor.”

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.  

Since 1937, the Longwood Foundation has invested in the quality of life and future of Delaware and southern Chester County. The Foundation intends to benefit the residents, environment, and culture of the state of Delaware and within a four-mile radius of Longwood Gardens. They seek to invest in nonprofit organizations that empower individuals and communities. Their intention is to provide grants that will accelerate an organization’s success towards addressing a community challenge within our geographic boundaries. They provide support across a variety of sectors, including (but not limited to) the arts, civic, education, environment, health and hospitals, housing, and social service areas.

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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