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/


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued