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Accessible Academics Receives Tower Foundation Grant

(BUFFALO) May 1st, 2018 -- Accessible Academics is pleased to announce it has been awarded a two-year competitive grant for $80,000 by The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to expand its transitional services for young adults with special needs. With these dollars, Accessible Academics will be able to help more students with special needs complete their postsecondary education and attain meaningful employment.

“We believe that the supports provided by Accessible Academics will help students gain the post-secondary skills they need to begin a successful career and to participate in the community,” said Tracy A. Sawicki, executive director of the Tower Foundation.

“We’re delighted that the Tower Foundation has partnered with Accessible Academics on this very important initiative. The Trustees’ faith in our ability to bring this unique program model to students in our area speaks volumes to their innovative leadership,” said Accessible Academics CEO Anne Showers.

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation supports community programming that results in children, adolescents, and young adults affected by substance use disorders, learning disabilities, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities achieving their full potential. To learn more about the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, visit

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