Oct 02 2003

Graham Announces $154,000 Grant to SC School for the Deaf and Blind

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind will receive a $154,204 grant to help ensure all deaf and blind students in South Carolina receive a high quality individual program of services that meet his or her developmental and educational needs. The funds will be used to support the creation of Regional Deaf-Blind Education Teams to provide technical assistance and training throughout the state. The teams will work with students, teachers and family members to help make certain the needs of deaf and blind students are met throughout the state. “This program will help South Carolina’s schools meet the needs of deaf and blind students, and provide them with the skills and education necessary to succeed in life,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####