Development

Today, philanthropic support is critical to ensuring our students have the resources needed to reach their full potential

Make Your Difference

As the cost of educating a child with autism continues to skyrocket, we must now look to parents, family members, staff, friends, foundations and corporate partners in an effort to maintain our mission and make sure our students receive the high quality education they deserve.

Charitable support has a direct impact on our students’ lives by filling their immediate needs and ensuring the ongoing availability of the resources they require to continue to grow and prosper.

Whether you make a donation or increase awareness of our work by hosting an event on our behalf, everyone has the opportunity to Make a Difference in the life of a child with autism.

League School of Greater Boston is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. Maximize your charitable deduction and deliver immediate benefits by sending a gift made payable to League School or by making a secure gift online by clicking HERE.

If you consider our Monthly Giving Program, you can make a larger commitment by spreading your support out over the course of the year.

Double your impact by checking to see if your employer offers a “charitable match” where they will match the contributions of their employees.

Honoring a loved one through a charitable gift is an especially meaningful way of paying tribute to someone special.

Gifts may commemorate a special event in your family’s, or friends’ lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or retirements. A tribute gift can also be an appropriate memorial for someone who has passed away. 

There are a number of non-traditional ways to make a donation in support of League School as well. Gifting stock or securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits to the donor. Or a planned gift ensures the needed support while simultaneously providing substantial tax savings.

A Gift-In-Kind is a contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance our mission, or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift.

Create a legacy today with a gift that links your name to the very important mission of helping children with autism reach their full potential.

By choosing to name a space at the League School of Greater Boston you are linking your name, or that of a loved one, to innovative and meaningful learning experiences that take place every day. Naming and funding opportunities are available at many levels.

Both fundraising and cultivation events provide League School with opportunities to promote our mission to various constituencies in the community at large, to encourage a social rapport among our families and friends, and to raise significant financial support for our highly specialized programs and services. By hosting an event on our behalf you will be helping extend our network in a manner that is of interest to you.

League to recognize our Champions on May 2nd

On Wednesday, May 2nd, League School of Greater Boston will come together to recognize those who have made an impact in our community and beyond. Join us in honoring our Champions while supporting increased social, educational and employment opportunities for students with autism.

League School is proud to recognize this year’s honorees:

The Vetstein AwardGreg Susco, Telamon Insurance

Community Leadership AwardDedham Institution for Savings

The Director’s AwardJames V. Major, maaps

 

CLICK HERE to be a part of this event. With questions or for more information, please contact Tim McCabe, Head of Development, at 508-850-3900, ext. 313; or tmccabe@leagueschool.com.

 

Throughout the year, a number of needs arise for our students and teachers. We’ve compiled a list of those needs and with your support we can fill them. Check out the list and see where your donation can make the largest impact.

League School of Greater Boston Receives a Generous Grant From the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation

League School of Greater Boston Receives a Generous Grant

From the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation

Funds from Dedham Savings Will Be Used to Expand the School’s

Adaptive Physical Education and Occupational Therapy Program

 

Earlier this week, League School of Greater Boston’s Executive Director, Dr. Frank Gagliardi, welcomed officials from the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation to the school for a tour of the facilities and to show them how the funds from their grant were being put into action.

Dedham Saving’s Chief Operating Officer and Trustee of its Charitable Foundation, Gerard Lavoie, received a first-hand look at how monies from their grant were having an immediate impact in the treatment of League students by enhancing and expanding the school’s Adaptive Physical Education and Occupational Therapy program.

These programs promote skill development and assist in the implementation of necessary accommodations to foster functional independence in all areas of learning. Sensory activities and various modes of accommodation are integrated throughout the day in order to assist students in maintaining a calm alert, or regulated, state. At League School, emotional regulation support plans, including rich and varied sensation, are individualized for each student and include strategies to assist in calming and/or alerting the student as needed to achieve the highest level of independence possible.

Funds from the grant were used to purchase a variety of pieces used each day by the students participating in the program. They included a barrel swing, a bolster swing, an awesome hammock, a cuddle canoe, a Lego wall, an institutional padded tunnel and kneeling chairs.

The benefits of physical activity for children and young adults are widely understood as it promotes a healthy lifestyle. But for children with autism, who not only face a greater likelihood of obesity, running and other physical activity are critical in helping lead healthy and productive lives. Because of unusual dietary patterns and the use of antipsychotic prescription drugs, the rate of obesity among children with autism is more than double that of typical children. Research has also demonstrated that increased aerobic exercise can significantly decrease the frequency of negative behaviors common among children with autism without impacting positive behaviors, allowing our students to live healthier and more productive lives.

After watching the students participate in the program, Mr. Lavoie proudly stated “our foundation is renown for funding specific projects that result in benefiting large numbers of people in the communities that Dedham Savings serves. Being able to provide this equipment to League School is a perfect example of fulfilling that charter. This grant to The League School, which does extraordinary work in educating and caring for its student population, will make a measurable difference in the lives of those students and their instructors.”

Dr. Gagliardi added “the real cost to provide innovative, integrated and individualized programming for our students goes far beyond what can be done through tuition alone – it is only through support from organizations like the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation that League School is able provide its students with the cutting-edge technology and equipment they need to grow and achieve success in life. We are forever grateful for their support.”

About League School of Greater Boston

League School of Greater Boston is a leading private day and residential school for students ages 3 to 22 on the autism spectrum. As one of the first schools to specialize in teaching children with autism, League’s approach is built on innovation as well as established programs that provide each child with the skill sets they need to enjoy success both while at school as well as later in their community. To learn more about our programs and facilities, go to www.leagueschool.com.

 

 

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Staff members at League School of Greater Boston gratefully accept a generous donation from Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation. L-R: Ashley Porter, League School Occupational Therapist; Tim McCabe, League School Head of Development; Gerard Lavoie, Trustee, Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation; Lindsey Wagner, League School Occupational Therapist; Dr. Frank Gagliardi, Ed. D., League School Executive Director; Tracy Mellow, League School Occupational Therapist.