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March 2, 2015 Nonprofit Profile

CT Council for Philanthropy

PHOTO | Contributed The Hospital for Special Care is the first CT hospital to offer the ReWalk Rehab 2.0 robotic exoskeleton.
PHOTO | Contributed

The Connecticut Health and Education Finance Authority recently awarded Hospital for Special Care a $75,000 grant for the purchase of a wearable robotic exoskeleton system.

The ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 is a robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals to stand upright and walk.

 With this grant, The Hospital for Special care will be the first in Connecticut to offer ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 to patients.

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TJX Foundation donated $10,000 to the American School for the Deaf's Early Childhood Development Program, a component of ASD's Early Childhood Services.

The program provides the resources necessary for young deaf and hard-of-hearing children to acquire language and cognition skills, and prepare for successful formal schooling. 

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PLB Sports, the makers of “Husky HerOes” cereal, recently honored Coach Geno Auriemma's 900 career wins by donating 900 boxes of its cereal to food banks in and around Storrs.

The cereal is being delivered to five separate food bank facilities that are doing great work to support their communities.

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For the fourth consecutive year, BlumShapiro will sponsor Leadership Greater Hartford's popular Lessons in Leadership series.

Lessons in Leadership is a breakfast book discussion series for area business, educational, and nonprofit leaders interested in improving their leadership understanding and skills.

Participants grow personally, meet leaders of different disciplines, and have the opportunity to share diverse perspectives and identify common interests.

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