Beneficent Technology, Inc.

Deepening the Impact of Bookshare for the Success of Students with Learning Disabilities

“This three-year grant of $200,000 will expand access and use rates for Bookshare, an extensive library of accessible texts.” Funds used specifically for Erie, Niagara, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket and Essex Counties.

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY (Western New York) and Eastern Massachusetts
AMOUNT: $200,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2016
WEBSITE: http://benetech.org/


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued