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03

AuSM receives a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

(Dec. 3, 2013) AuSM has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant for improving special education transition services.

“AuSM is honored to be the recipient of a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. We look forward to working with organizations that serve individuals with disabilities and fostering a dialog within the community that will instigate positive momentum toward improving services for individuals in transition,” Jonah Weinberg, AuSM Executive Director said.

(Dec. 3, 2013) AuSM has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant for improving special education transition services.

“AuSM is honored to be the recipient of a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. We look forward to working with organizations that serve individuals with disabilities and fostering a dialog within the community that will instigate positive momentum toward improving services for individuals in transition,” Jonah Weinberg, AuSM Executive Director said.

AuSM will collaborate with multiple key organizations to create community dialogs for parents, educators, school officials and local business professionals to discuss ways to improve services for individuals with disabilities who are reaching transition age. Community dialogs are being planned for the spring and fall of 2014.

The Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grant program supports organizations working to create or implement an innovative solution to address a community need or opportunity. The program is part of the Bush Foundation’s effort to enable, inspire and reward community innovation.

“Community innovation occurs when people come together to think bigger and think differently about what is possible for their communities,” said Molly Matheson Gruen, the Bush Foundation’s community innovation manager. “Our inaugural Community Innovation Grant recipients are tackling a range of issues impacting quality of life in their communities. And they are doing it in a way that ensures all voices are heard and that the solutions will endure.”

The full list of Community Innovation Grant recipients can be found on the Bush Foundation website, www.bushfoundation.org.