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    The Human Resources Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to The University of Scranton’s Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence to support advocacy and socialization programming for students with disabilities. From left: Daniel J. Card, executive director; Human Resources Foundation, Honesdale; Rose Termini, Center of Teaching and Learning Excellence disability student support specialist, The University of Scranton; University student Jacob Charles, Scranton; and Erin Dunleavy, Ph.D., The University of Scranton Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence project manager.

    HR Foundation Grant to Support Advocacy Programs

    The Human Resources Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to The University of Scranton’s Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence to support advocacy and socialization programming for students with disabilities. From left: Daniel J. Card, executive director; Human Resources Foundation, Honesdale; Rose Termini, Center of Teaching and Learning Excellence disability student support specialist, The University of Scranton; University student Jacob Charles, Scranton; and Erin Dunleavy, Ph.D., The University of Scranton Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence project manager.
    November 8, 2022

    The Human Resources Foundation in Honesdale awarded a $5,000 grant to The University of Scranton’s Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence to support enhanced advocacy and socialization programming for students with disabilities.

    The Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence has collaborated with the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Student Health to enhance and develop programing for students with disabilities to learn advocacy skills, connect and socialize with other students, and become successful leaders in our region.

    The grant will support a new Game Night Advocacy Program on campus, which will create socialization opportunities through fun games in an environment that provides tools and skills to enhance student learning. The program, designed to support students with autism and other disabilities, will use popular board games in a safe environment for individuals to practice social skills and learn how to advocate for themselves and others.

    The Human Resources Foundation provides financial support to the programs and services of the Human Resources Center (HRC), a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to individuals with disabilities in Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna counties. The Human Resources Foundation also awards public grants to nonprofit and charitable organizations in NEPA to support similar initiatives as that of the HRC.

    The University of Scranton is one of five Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence hubs that serve 13 counties in Northeast Pennsylvania.

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