DISTRICT RECEIVES ALLISION KELLER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GRANT FROM DOUG FLUTIE, JR. FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM

MENDON UPTON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES ALLISION KELLER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GRANT FROM DOUG FLUTIE, JR. FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM

The Mendon Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce it has received a $2,725 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. These funds will provide funding for reading programs and boardmakers for students with autism.

District programming provides educational and community-based opportunities for our students with autism.  There are currently over 40 students participating in specialized programs across the district who will benefit from the generosity of the foundation.  Through this funding, the district will be able to fund the purchase of essential technology that is critical in helping people with autism. 

“By combining specialized academic and social support for students on the Autism spectrum,

the schools have made it possible for my children to thrive both academically and socially,” says Julie Krause, parent of the district.

“The Flutie Foundation’s Allison Keller Education Technology Grants help our partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community, especially in light of coronavirus repercussions,” says Nick Savarese, Executive Director of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. “Programs like Mendon Upton are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, MA, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. The Allison Keller Technology Education grants that the Flutie Foundation distributed this year fill the financial gap in meeting technology needs of schools and organizations to help people and families with autism live life to the fullest.

For more information on The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, visit www.flutiefoundation.org.