FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 1, 2020
For further information contact:
Tom Lasley, Director of Development
Barbara Olson Center of Hope
815.964.9275 Ext. 266
BARBARA OLSON CENTER OF HOPE RECEIVES GRANT FROM POWERTRAIN ROCKFORD
Barbara Olson Center of Hope is proud to announce it has received a community grant from Powertrain Rockford to purchase tech equipment for a new music program for our participants with developmental disabilities called Inclusive Instruments.
According to the developers of Inclusive Instruments, “Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those who motor control might not let them play conventional instruments. Inclusive Instruments transforms tablet computers and other mobile devices into adaptive instruments for anyone with a disability.”
“We want to give each participant the opportunity to participate in a different way of experiencing music,” said Kelley Peterson, director of participant services.
About Barbara Olson Center of Hope:
Barbara Olson Center of Hope is a not-for-profit organization serving the Rock River Valley since 1948. Its mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach personal goals through individualized skill development, vocational opportunities, and community service. The Center of Hope serves 170 young adults and adults daily. President of the Board is Tim Rogowski. For more information go to www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org.
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