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The Arc of Palm Beach County is excited to announce that it has been awarded $25,000 by The Honda Classic and Children’s Healthcare Charity to support the agency’s Potentials Charter School.

The Arc offers an array of programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Potentials is a public charter school that serves children ages three through ten who are unable to walk and talk. The vast majority of these students also have significant co-occurring medical issues. Potentials is equipped to address their varied, extensive needs and helps them to increase their personal levels of independence while providing the stimulation and support they require.

Although the school is funded by the School Board of Palm Beach County, these dollars to not cover all of the additional therapies and medical supports that are necessary for these very fragile students. As a result, the agency looks to its community partners for financial assistance to help meet these needs. The grant received from The Honda Classic and Children’s Healthcare Charity allows us to have a full-time nurse on staff, which is so essential at Potentials due to the students’ myriad health issues, and will cover a portion of the cost of the therapists who provide vital services each day. These dollars will directly impact the ongoing success of the school and its incredibly deserving students.

“We are so fortunate to have Children’s Healthcare Charity as a community partner,” said The Arc’s Executive Director, Kimberly McCarten. “It is this kind of support that allows us to equip our students to become as independent as possible.”

About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through services, education and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that touch more than 2,300 families each year. For more information, visit www.arcpbc.org.

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Merrell Angstreich
Director of Communications and Grants
The Arc of Palm Beach County
561-842-3213 x110
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