KidsPeace receives $5,000 grant

ELLSWORTH — KidsPeace has received a $5,000 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism for playground improvements at its Graham Lake Campus in Ellsworth.

KidsPeace New England has redesigned the Graham Lake playground facilities to include apparatus and activities that respond to the sensory needs of youth on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities.

The Flutie Foundation gift will allow KidsPeace to add a wide variety of playground equipment pieces so that youth in its programs at Graham Lake can benefit even more from the opportunity to play and interact with each other on the playground.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, Mass., awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process.

The Signature Grants that the Flutie Foundation distributes each year help to support family-focused programs in three key areas: promoting active lifestyles, improving access to services and enhancing the independence of adults with autism.

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