How We Help

We aim to empower students with disabilities by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Classroom Innovation Grants

Classroom Innovation Grants fund innovative projects conceived by Special School District (SSD) educators to help students with disabilities enrich learning and social interactions.

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Fred Saigh
Leadership Academy

The Fred Saigh Leadership Academy exposes high-school students with disabilities to local leaders and institutions, teaching them the importance of being involved in the community.

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Arts in the Classroom

The Arts in the Classroom program contributes to enhanced self-esteem, increased social interaction, improved language skills and greater awareness of the arts.

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Adaptive & Assistive Equipment

The Adaptive Equipment program provides augmentative communication devices and assistive equipment, as well as hearing aids and eyeglasses to students with impairments to help them become more independent.

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Critical Needs

By providing basic day-to-day supplies, the Critical Needs program provides immediate financial assistance to students to secure essential daily needs so they can meaningfully engage in their education.

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John Cary Scholarships recognize college-bound seniors with disabilities who have excelled in school while displaying resiliency, courage and determination.

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Camp programs help to maintain educational and social skills momentum for students with disabilities during school breaks. We cover fees for some eligible students.

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Support our programs today with a donation to SEF.

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