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 March 2017 | eNews

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The Robot that Helps Kids Learn

Meet Milo, the humanoid robot that teaches elementary and middle school age children the understanding and meaning of emotions and expressions, and demonstrates appropriate social behavior and responses. He can literally walk, talk and model human facial expressions, all skills needed and often found difficult for students with ASD. With the help of Milo, students with ASD improve their social and behavioral skills and gain the confidence to succeed academically and socially.

Thanks to a grant recently announced by the Flutie Foundation’s Allison Keller Education Technology Program, 127 kids at the Old Bridge Township Public School will welcome Milo into their classroom, increasing their opportunity to learn and their developmental success! Click here to see Milo in action>>

Milo is just one example of how the Flutie Foundation’s Allison Keller Education Technology Program is helping to find ways that make learning more comfortable and accessible for individuals with autism. This month we are thrilled to announce that we will be awarding over $52,000 in technology funding to well-deserving partner organizations. Twelve different organizations are receiving grants worth up to $5,000 each. These Allison Keller Education Technology Grants will provide 4 SMART Boards, 10 laptops, 39 iPads, and 1 robot, along with a variety of technology training, applications, and accessories, supporting a total of 560 students with ASD.

To learn more about the Allison Keller Education Technology Program, click here>>

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Next month, Get Air Indoor Trampoline Parks is partnering with the Flutie Foundation to help children and families affected by autism. To show support, Get Air has designed puzzle piece grip socks in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. Get Air will donate $.50 for every pair of grip socks sold during the month of April. In addition, Get Air customers will also have the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout directly to the Flutie Foundation. Get Air is a chain of indoor trampoline parks operating in four countries and 28 states across the US. Their trampoline parks feature wall-to-wall trampolines, dodgeball courts, basketball dunk lanes, and ninja obstacle courses! Find locations near you »
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