Unicorn Announces 2008 Grant Awards (June 19, 2008)
Boca Raton, FL – June 19, 2008 – More that $121,000 has recently been awarded to six grant recipients by the Unicorn Children’s Foundation,” said Valeria Rosenbloom and Juliette Ezagui, co-presidents of UCF. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is an international children’s charity headquartered in Boca Raton FL., whose initiatives are to increase awareness, education, and research on behalf of children with communication disorders such as autism, Aspergers, ADHD, dyslexia and other general learning disorders.
“Each year, as a result of the Unicorn’s fundraising efforts, we are able to present grants to organizations proposing research or educational projects that delve into areas such as earlier diagnostic methods, educating professionals and parents, or new treatment approaches for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Because diagnoses of learning and communication disorders are increasing so rapidly among our young people, it is imperative that education and research continue so that parents can one day see their child reach their fullest potential,” explained Mrs. Rosenbloom. “One in five children will now be diagnosed with a communication disorder – a staggering statistic for today’s families.”
“This year the UCF is pleased to announce the following grant awards to South Florida organizations: $56,434 to the University of Miami – NSU CARD, Miami FL for a Community Mobile Screening Clinic; $8,000 to Angels Reach Developmental Center, Hialeah FL for a Floortime/Relationship Development Immersion Project for parents and professionals; $26,340 to the Dimensions Therapy Center, Davie FL for a Computer-Based Intervention for Children with Developmental Disorders; and $3,500 to the Peter Blum Family YMCA, Boca Raton FL for Parent Education Seminars and Resource Library,” according to Juliette Ezagui. “Additionally, the Unicorn awarded two international grants – $17,000 to Sulam in Jerusalem, Israel for a DIR Workshop Series for Teachers and Parents, and $10,000 to the Rich Rewards Child Development Center, Montreal, Quebec, for an Educational Series for Professionals and Parents in Montreal.”
Since its founding in 1995, the Unicorn Children’s Foundation has awarded in excess of $2 million in grants to projects such as these recent grants. A list of all grant recipients is available on the foundation’s website www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org.