(BUFFALO) – Accessible Academics is thrilled to announce that The Children's Guild Foundation (TCGF) has awarded us a grant of $15,400 to provide transition services for high school students with disabilities in Western New York. This exciting opportunity will allow us to bridge the gap and provide comprehensive transition programming for students with Individualized Education Program (IEPs), their families, and the professionals who serve them.
“One of The Children's Guild Foundation's focus areas is to help students, families, and professionals understand the resources available to them, including self-advocacy skills and available disability resources after high school,” said Margaret M. Zak, TCGF board chair. “Funding Accessible Academics in this work ensures these services are available in our community.”
"We are grateful to The Children's Guild Foundation for their generous grant, which will help us provide crucial transition services to students with disabilities in Western New York," said Accessible Academics CEO Anne Showers. "By working together with The Children's Guild Foundation, we can create a more inclusive and accessible world for children with disabilities."
Accessible Academics provides life, academic, and vocational support to students with mental health, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and other learning differences so that they may gain skills, earn credentials, be more employable in the job market, and live independently in the community. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.accessibleacademics.org.
The Children’s Guild Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs in Western New York through its grant funding and advocacy work focused within healthcare, education, therapeutic recreation, and research.