Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from The Siragusa Foundation

Culver City, CA (March 9, 2015) – Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Siragusa Foundation. This grant will provide support for a broad range of enrichment activities for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are designed to complement the school’s educational and therapeutic services with a variety of engaging classes. Current options include hands-on technology education, performing arts, visual art, business entrepreneurship, athletics, self-defense, and community service.

“This grant will allow us to maintain the great variety of enrichment opportunities available to our students. These activities are important in helping our students build confidence and work together,” said Scott Bowling, President and CEO of ECF, “We are grateful to The Siragusa Foundation for their generous support.”

“The Siragusa Foundation is pleased to continue supporting ECF’s Kayne Eras School. The foundation has always believed in empowering individuals to reach their greatest potential and such programs recognize that providing children with a variety of experiences and learning opportunities supports their healthy development, leading to a better quality of life,”  stated Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Executive Director of The Siragusa Foundation.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, The Siragusa Foundation supports organizations that provide access and opportunity to the underserved so that they are empowered to help themselves and to experience a better quality of life. Founder and electronics businessman Ross Siragusa set up the foundation in 1950 as an extension of his lifelong habit of giving. Over the years, The Siragusa Foundation has provided significant philanthropic support to Chicago-based organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services. Learn more about The Siragusa Foundation at http://www.siragusa.org.

About Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients’ homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit www.ECF.net and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectwithECF.

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from Disability Communications Fund

Culver City, CA (March 2, 2015) – Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Disability Communications Fund. This generous grant will provide interactive whiteboards in ECF Kayne Eras School classrooms.

“ECF is grateful for the support from the Disability Communications Fund. This generous technology grant will make a significant impact on our students with special needs since it will help engage them, assist with their communication skills, and provide a myriad of ways for them to express their thoughts and ideas. In addition, the integration of these interactive whiteboards will attract new teachers who understand the importance of technology as part of a well-rounded education,” said Scott Bowling, President and CEO of ECF.

Disability Communications Fund supports technology and programs that serve the communication needs of Californians with disabilities and is the only funder in California that is solely dedicated to the communication needs of people with disabilities.

Learn more about Disability Communications Fund online at http://dcfund.us.

About Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients’ homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit www.ECF.net and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectwithECF.