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Special Needs Programs In Ann Arbor Receive Assistance

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As teachers request grants for projects from the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation, more and more of them are asking for help with special needs education.  

The foundation awarded nearly $3,500 to PattengillElementary last year.  That provided equipment for many students, including some suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Linh Song is the executive director of the foundation:

"Wiggle cushions, headphones, stand-up desks. It's equipment that allows kids to kind of focus in the classroom without being distracted."

As a result of the grant, students improved academically.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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