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Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant helps Easter Seals provide new type of therapy for children

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The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation awarded a $5,500 grant to help fund new Interactive Metronome therapy at Easter Seals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From left to right are Barbara Snyder, Easter Seals Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Alesia Griffith, Easter Seals Clinical Coordinator of Therapy Services and Occupational Therapist, Kenan Sklenar, President/CEO at Easter Seals, and Perdue associate Ed Welch.  
Salisbury, Md. (Friday, February 19, 2016) – Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is bringing a new type of therapy to its Salisbury children’s therapy services thanks to a $5,500 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. The grant will help provide children with a variety of diagnoses using a therapy known as Interactive Metronome (IM). IM is used to improve concentration, coordination, language processing, math and reading skills, and impulse control. 

“Easter Seals is dedicated to providing cutting-edge therapies to help all people with disabilities meet their goals. We are thrilled to partner with Perdue to provide a new type of therapy that will help children in our program succeed,” Kenan J. Sklenar, President/CEO of Easter Seals, said. “We are all excited to see each child involved with the Interactive Metronome therapy overcome obstacles to their success.” 

Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy works alongside current therapy treatments Easter Seals offers and can help enhance the outcomes received in Speech, Physical and Occupational therapies. IM can help children with an array of disabilities, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder and other conditions.  

“Easter Seals provides very important therapy and services. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is honored to grant them the funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to enhance their therapeutic offerings to their clients in need,” Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, said.

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how Easter Seals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at www.perduefarms.com. 

About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.


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