March 1, 2016

Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning awarded $10,000 by Southern Development Initiative Trust

The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning Centre is dedicated to educating and supporting high-functioning students with autism. The Centre in partnership with the South Central Interior Distance Education School, will deliver standard Ministry of Education curriculum, and supplement it with social skills, executive function skills, life skills and self-help skills in a sensory-sensitive setting. The Centre’s goal is to keep and support local South Okanagan families who have been touched by autism. During the first year, the Centre will be open to eight high-functioning students with autism who are between grades four and twelve and will expand each year. The students at the Centre will be taught by Certified B.C. Teachers, Education Assistants, and Behaviour Interventionists following prescribed Ministry of Education curriculum. SIDIT funds will be used to support equipment start up costs.

“The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust is proud to be supporting the Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning, “states Grace McGregor, SIDIT Chair. “SIDIT funding will support a necessary service to the community and keep local family dollars in Penticton. Furthermore, this project will also create 6 full time jobs which will have a long lasting benefit to the Southern Interior.”

Carrie Ferguson, Executive Director, Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning says, “We are grateful to SIDIT for their support for our Learning Centre. We are proud to be able to offer a much-needed service to the local families who have been touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning could not have opened its door without their help.”

For more information contact:

Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning
www.pentictonexcel.com


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