New Voices works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities.
These awards are given to outstanding individuals, within the NC public schools of Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties and/or the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School, who directly serve or advocate for children with both physical and communication challenges. The individuals honored will have improved the lives of children who use alternate ways of communication and serve as an inspiration to others who work with such children.
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The Carolina Hurricane’s mascot Stormy made a special visit to Easley Elementary in Durham, NC to officially open the “Storm Zone Learning Lab” for students with severe communication needs. Stormy kicked off the event by using switch adapted scissors to cut the blue ribbon to the Storm Zone Learning Lab, showing off some of the advanced technology the students in Mrs. St. John’s class will use to better communicate and learn. The Storm Zone Learning Center has been made possible by a grant from the Carolina Hurricane’s Kid’s ‘N Community Foundation and New Voices Foundation.
The Merck Foundation has provided New Voices a grant for $5K to support the training of professionals who work with New Voices’ children. As is true with all technology, there are new products and software being introduced every day for those who can’t speak. Professional development is one of the six core program elements that New Voices has cited as a priority to ensure that our kids are successful. New Voices would like to thank Gene Lofton from Merck for his efforts to secure this generous gift.
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