Goodwill Industries accepting a check for $50,000 to support the Embracing Everyday Lives Project to increase the agency’s services and supports for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Funds will develop a staff training curriculum that reflects the principals of applied behavioral analysis including positive reinforcement to increase desirable behaviors and social skills to support persons with disabilities to be included in their community.

This grant is part of the Autism Collaborative Center of Excellence (ACCE) which was formed to enhance the service delivery system and minimize the service gaps for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and this families living in Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania. ACCE will deliver a full array of services from early intervention to adult services.

Pictured from left to right, Ann Gillerlann, Chief Operating Officer and Kate Dempsey Jones, Chief Executive Officer from Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and Frank Apostolico, Board Member and John Cosgrove Executive Director from AllOne Foundation.

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