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Caregivers of Autistic Children provide funds for Autism studies scholarships

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The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently made a $2,000 donation to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. From left, Audrey Davidson, HCPSEF executive director, Logan Young, HCPSEF president, Nicole Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, and Elizabeth Paxton.
SoVaNow.com / August 27, 2010
The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently presented a donation of $2,000 to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation, to fund two $1,000 scholarships for Halifax County teachers.

The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to partner with Caregivers of Autistic Children, Inc. to help foster educational opportunities among Halifax County Public School teachers.” Logan Young, HCPSEF president, said “

Scholarship applications are currently available in each of the schools or can be accessed on the Foundation’s website at http://www.hcpsef.org.

Any full-time teacher in Halifax County is eligible to apply for the Autism Studies Scholarship to fund course work in the area of autism to enhance their ability to teach children with autism or expand their understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

“This generous donation will provide special training to better prepare teachers in working with and educating children with autism,” Young said.

Elizabeth Paxton, member of Caregivers of Autistic Children, Inc. said, “We hope to get more teachers trained in working with children with autism. We plan to continue providing services and information for the community.” Caregivers of Autistic Children, Inc. meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Second Baptist Church in South Boston. Anyone interested in making a donation to Caregivers of Autistic Children, Inc. may send contributions to P. O. Box 595, South Boston, VA 24592.

Audrey Davidson, HCPSEF executive director, said “The Education Foundation is always willing to work with community groups or foundations that desire to provide opportunities which assist our students and teachers.” For more information about the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation call (434) 476-5529 or write P. O. Box 1114, Halifax, VA 24558.

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