Edison School District Receives Grant From Bank Foundation

EDISON – The Edison Township School District has been awarded a $5000 Investor Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Grant. This grant will support Edison’s program to place iPads in the hands of students with disabilities.

Edison’s MD program provides each student with individualized education that is combined with comprehensive life skills activities, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech services, behavioral intervention plans and transitional activities to help facilitate their inclusion in the general education setting with their typically abled peers.

Edison’s longstanding commitment of excellence for all students is an integral part of the MD program. The goal of this program is to further facilitate the inclusion of these students in educational and social settings through the use of assistive technology that will help build academic, functional, and social skills.

In addition to special instruction in academic skills, students with many types of disabilities also need guided instruction and extensive practice in social skills in order to gain social competence. The Investor Savings Bank grant will enable Edison to provide this technology and assistance.

The Edison Township School District serves over 14,000 students in grades preK-12 and has a diverse population, with over 73% of students from minority backgrounds. Students consistently enjoy academic success whether they are typically abled or part of the MD program. The goal at Edison is to provide technology and a learning environment that helps all students.

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