Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment gives $5,000 Grant to Pattison’s Academy

  • Friday, October 11, 2013

Nikki Opoulos Dickens, director of stewardship and advancement for Pattison’s Academy, announced that Pattison’s Academy has received a $5,000 grant from the Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment Fund to go toward supporting a director of nursing at PACE (Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education) Charter School.

“We are thrilled to once again receive the support from the Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment,” says Dickens. “As a charter school for children with multiple and severe disabilities, having adequate nursing staff and support is not only needed, but it’s crucial to the well-being of our students.”

PACE Charter School is the only school of its kind throughout the entire state of South Carolina. At PACE, rehabilitation is integrated into the educational environment. “Our children receive physical, occupational, and speech therapies as needed according to their specific educational plans,” Dickens says. “We’ve definitely stretched the definition of what education is or can be. Of course we have children that are learning to spell their names or recognize the days of the week, but we also have children learning to swallow on their own or walk with the assistance of a walker. How can you not say learning is also happening there? We think it is and we’re seeing it happen all the time.”

For more information about Pattison’s Academy, visit www.pattisonsacademy.org.


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