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Umpqua Bank Awards Innovative Funds for Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Project

Pictured, L-R: Bobbi Heitschmidt of Umpqua Bank; Dena Strong, Innovative’s President & CEO; Melissa Jaacks, Innovative’s VP of Operations

We’re proud to announce a $4,000 grant from the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation for the Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Project. This project will provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with developmental disabilities, especially those on the autism spectrum. The project will also provide ABA-related training to staff and parents of our Early Learning program to help children with extreme behaviors due to risk factors such as homelessness, disabilities, foster care or CPS involvement. The goal is to help children, especially those from low-income families and/or on Medicaid, improve their socially significant behaviors including academics, social skills, reading, communication, and adaptive living skills. Thank you, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation!

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