By Columbus Parent Magazine
A facility that helps special needs students gain skills for independent living is expanding its programming through a grant from the Columbus Foundation.
LifeTown Columbus received a $20,000 award from the Henry E. Coyle, Frances M. King and Anna C. Dixon funds. The money will be used to boost life skills education focused on healthy living, reading and responding to social cues as well as exposing students to technology. Part of the grant will help fund a staff member to operate Milo, a robot that engages children on the autism spectrum and teaches them social behaviors.