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More than $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Promote Young Children’s use of Assistive Technology

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $1.1 million in grants to three projects that will support early intervention and preschool programs in the effective use of assistive technology with young children with disabilities.

“To win the future, all of our children need a strong start,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will help to make sure that our youngest learners with disabilities are able to access assistive technology that can ensure they are able to develop and learn along with their peers, and ultimately reach their fullest potential.”

These projects will assist early intervention and preschool programs in using and evaluating promising practices for the use of assistive technology by infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities in an effort to improve their functional outcomes.

The grant is funded under the Office of Special Education Programs. Following is a list of grant recipients:

Pacer Center, Inc. $400,00 Minneapolis, MN
FHI Development 360, LLC $379,136 Durham, NC
University of Delaware $400,00 Newark, DE