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January 22, 2008
Program brings teens, young adults together
The transition from adolescent to adult can be tough. The transition for a teenager with a chronic disease can add extra dimensions of physical and emotional issues to overcome.
The Adolescent Leadership Council at Hasbro Children’s Hospital brings teenagers and Brown University students with chronic illnesses together for support, advice, and fun.
Now the teens and young adults of TALC are getting a boost – more than $57,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation to help the program grow.
The strategy grant will allow the program to hire a program director, taking TALC to the next level, Gary Maslow, the program’s founder, said in a statement.
"We want to find more ways to help teens manage their chronic illness and the challenges they face, as well as find ways to improve their transition into adulthood."
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson
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