SIM FoundationSuccess Stories

2017 Spring Grants: Roxbury High School / Our House

By June 30, 2017 November 3rd, 2019 No Comments

Roxbury High School Robotics Team

30-75 students on the Roxbury High School Robotics team participate annually in local and state robotics competitions featuring an intensive 6-week design, build, test of a custom robot to meet competition requirements.

The NJSIM Foundation Grant will enable the purchase of a computer controlled milling machine supporting fabrication of custom metal and composite robot parts. Local production of parts will shorten the cycle, allowing for more design iterations, enhancing the educational experience.

Our House – Hope Autism Solutions

The mission of Our House, Inc. is to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives. Our House serves adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, working with clients on communication skill development to expand opportunities for socialization.

Our House will acquire iPads, headphones, cases, software & development tools funded by their NJSIM Foundation Grant. The iPads will enable the adults to access visual support materials and offer assistance in communicating. The noise cancelling headphones offer a calming effect and are essential when the clients are out in the community in a loud situation. The iPads and software form a communication platform.

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