Monday, January 25, 2010

American Savings Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant To American School For The Deaf

American Savings Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant To American School For The Deaf

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) has received a $15,000 grant from the American Savings Foundation for the Early Childhood Intervention Program.

The American School for the Deaf's Early Childhood Intervention Program provides the foundation for young deaf and hard of hearing children, from birth to 3, throughout Connecticut to acquire language, develop cognition, and prepare for successful formal schooling. The program also assists parents in fulfilling their role as primary caregivers of a child with special needs. Services are primarily home-based and include physical, occupational, speech and language therapy; audiological services; cochlear implant services; and loaner hearing aids.

"The American Savings Foundation has helped fund the Early Intervention Program since 1999 and we've seen first-hand the tremendous impact that these programs can make in the lives of deaf children and their families," said David Davison, President and CEO of American Savings Foundation. "Our board is strongly committed to supporting high-quality programs that serve a critical need and demonstrate that they are making a difference."

American Savings Foundation is a permanent independent charitable endowment dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families.

Since its inception in 1995, the foundation has contributed over $28.7 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations and scholarships to area students in the 64 central Connecticut towns it serves. For more information, call 860-827-2556 or visit the foundation's website at www.asfdn.org.