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CAN Deaf Blind Services Receives $15,000 Grant Award


(January 8, 2012) Hartford, Connecticut – Communication Advocacy Network (CAN) is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Eugene G. & Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee for operating support of Deaf-Blind Services.   
This award will support the demand of training and hiring Support Service providers (SSPs), hosting support group for deaf blind individuals, and assistance to new Deaf Blind individuals who are interested to register for receiving Deaf Blind services.  There will include deaf blind individuals and elderly from the age of 18 or older to be served by this grant. The other source of funding for deaf blind approved candidates had been funded by the state agency, Board of Education and Blind Services (BESB).
Michelle Clark, President, Deaf Blind Association of Connecticut had quoted in her own personal words, “I am deaf-blind all my whole life. I am very proud to be part of this program   because CAN has promoted Deaf-Blind consumers to feel “alive” and be able to do like what most consumers do. I am very grateful that I have my SSP service provided by CAN which makes me more productive! Thanks to CAN for allowing Deaf-Blind community IN the society.”
About Eugene G. & Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
The Blackford Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for the blind or visually impaired.   Bank of America serves as a co-trustee of The Blackford Memorial Fund and ensures that meaningful grants are awarded in accordance with the philanthropic mission of each foundation.   This Philanthropic Management group is committed to fulfilling the charitable intent of each and every donor and to providing useful information for the nonprofit community.

About Communication Advocacy Network Corporation

The Communication Advocacy Network Corporation (CAN) was incorporated on April 29, 2005 as a nonprofit charitable organization that addresses the rights and needs of Deaf, Hard-of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Late Deafened individuals from all walks of life living in the state of Connecticut.  CAN’s primary purpose is to advocate for the deaf and deaf-blind individuals to ensure that those services most citizens take for granted are accessible to these citizens. 
For more information on CAN please go to WWW.CANCORP.ORG.


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 Deaf/deaf community
 Connecticut residents
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