Corman Secures Grant to Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania

(HARRISBURG) – On Friday, August 1, 2008, Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) presented a state grant that secured to Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania.

Corman secured a $293,000 state grant for Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania, which will be used for equipment purchases at its Easter Seals Child Development Center facility.

Corman said the center serves children of all abilities from age 2 ½ through school age. At the Easter Seals Child Development Center, students with disabilities learn and socialize with their peer group and typically developing children. The center has grown, from serving 23 to 45 children, with approximately 50% of those children having some type of significant disability or special need.

“I am very happy to lend my assistance in finding grant funding for this community-based and community-focused organization,” Corman said. “When I was approached by the executive director, David Bateman, for assistance in finding state resources to help with their expansion plans, I enthusiastically went to work to find a source of funding to help.”

Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania provides services to more than 3,000 adults and children with physical disabilities and developmental delays, including individuals affected by conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida and traumatic brain injury (TMI). More information can be found at http://centralpa.easterseals.com.

Senator Jake Corman, the Senate’s Majority Policy Chairman, represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Union Counties.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov