Fort Lauderdale, FL and Cherry Hill, NJ – The Dan Marino Foundation this week launched a new financial literacy program that offers free courses that are accessible to everyone, but specially designed for people with disabilities, with the aim of providing everyone with the opportunity to navigate more successfully and in a more independent in her life and personal finances.
The program leverages TD Bank’s comprehensive suite of tailored financial education courses and is made possible through a grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.
“It’s amazing the opportunity TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation have given individuals free access to this financial literacy program on EduEx, the Foundation’s virtual learning platform, paving the way for the financial independence for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. said Mary Partin, CEO of the Dan Marino Foundation.
“We are extremely proud to work with the Dan Marino Foundation to make financial literacy resources free and widely available. By working with the Dan Marino Foundation to use TD’s adaptive financial literacy program, we are equipping these individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to live their lives with greater financial confidence and independence,” Nick Miceli, Regional President of Florida to TD Bank and Board Member of the TD Charitable Foundation.
The new program offers online lessons that provide insight into how to create a budget, file taxes, pay bills, create traditional savings accounts, and set savings goals. Lessons help users become familiar with financial institutions to reduce reliance on alternative financial services such as payday loans and cash checks. Also included are steps on how to buy a car, apply for a loan, access credit, and better understand investing.
The Dan Marino Foundation relies on EduEx to deliver this program, along with a number of valuable online courses, resources, and tools such as social skills training, self-advocacy, and self-advocacy courses. career exploration/development for people with disabilities.
By providing these resources, the Dan Marino Foundation hopes to empower individuals to succeed in employment and achieve greater independence. The fully immersive platform offers gamification, personalized curricula, and self-paced lessons for more efficient and interactive delivery.
About the Dan Marino Foundation: Founded by Dan and Claire Marino shortly after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism in 1992, the Dan Marino Foundation has a long and distinguished history of life-changing programs and services, with a mission to “empower people with autism and other developmental disabilities”. The Foundation has raised more than $87.5 million to create and support unique and impactful initiatives. These include the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, and Marino Campus Post-Secondary School Using technology as a game changer, the Foundation is at the forefront of creating award-winning technologies, using virtual reality and blended to create job interviews and social skills practice (VI|ready), and EduEx, an online virtual learning platform providing employability, financial s and independent living.
About the TD Charitable Foundation: The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $200 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofit organizations from Maine to Florida. More information about the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.
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