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PACE Receives Technology Grant from HollyRod Foundation

The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) recently announced it is the receipt of an extensive technology grant from the HollyRod Foundation. This grant provides technology for social, speech, vocational and general educational training for children, teens and young adults with autism.

PACE School students range in age from 6 to 22 and live with moderate to severe autism. The HollyRod grant included five Dell Inspiron computers, Toshiba Encore tablets and Puzzle Piece tablets for staff and student use. Microsoft software and over a dozen items purchased from the PACE Wish List rounded out this very generous grant.

“Technology is an important piece of the PACE learning model,” said Kurt Ohlfs, PACE Executive Director. “These computers and tablets and the Microsoft software will help PACE to maintain our status as an innovative leader in the use of technology and video to supplement the student’s educational program. We very much thank HollyRod Foundation for supporting our mission and ensuring PACE students have the same opportunities to benefit from technology as their typically developing peers.”

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Founded in 1989, PACE provides high-quality programs for individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities. PACE offers a non-public school for ages 6-22, Early Intervention therapy services and operates two children and four adult group homes in Santa Clara County. http://pacificautism.org/

Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete. The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. www.hollyrod.org

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