FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Dan Marino Foundation today launched a new financial literacy program that provides free lessons for all, but specifically designed for people with disabilities, with the goal of enabling everyone to navigate their lives more successfully and independently. and personal finances. The program utilizes the entire TD Bank suite of Adaptive Financial Education lessons and is made possible by 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 to access this financial literacy program on EduEx, the foundation’s virtual learning platform, at no cost, paving the way for financial independence for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.”
Mary Partin, CEO of the Dan Marino Foundation.
“We are incredibly proud to work with the Dan Marino Foundation to make financial knowledge resources free and widely available. By working with the Dan Marino Foundation to use TD’s adaptive financial literacy program, we equip those individuals with that knowledge. and the skills they need to live their lives with greater financial confidence and independence. ”
Nick Miceli, Florida Regional President at TD Bank and Board Member of the TD Charitable Foundation.
The new program offers online lessons that provide a better understanding of how to create a budget, file taxes, pay bills, create traditional savings accounts, and set savings goals. Lessons help users learn about financial institutions to reduce reliance on alternative financial services, such as quick loans and check redemption. Also included are steps on how to buy a car, apply for a loan, access credit and better understand investing.
The Dan Marino Foundation leverages EduEx to deliver this program, as well as a range of valuable online courses, resources, and tools such as social skills training, self-advocacy, and career research / development for people with disabilities. By making these resources available, the Dan Marino Foundation hopes to enable individuals to succeed in employment and achieve greater independence. The fully immersive platform offers gamification, bespoke curricula and lessons at your own pace for more efficient and interactive delivery. For a complete list of offered lessons, go to edu-ex.com and also visit https://edu-ex.com/#!courses/financial-literacy
About the Dan Marino Foundation:
The Dan Marino Foundation, founded by Dan and Claire Marino shortly after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism in 1992, has a long and distinguished history of life-changing programs and services with the mission to “empower individuals with autism and other developmental handicap. ” The foundation has raised more than $ 87.5 million to create and support unique and effective initiatives, including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Clinic, Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics and Marino Campus Continuing Education, using technology as a game-changer , the foundation is at the forefront of creating award-winning technologies, using virtual and mixed reality to build job interviews and social skills practices (VI | ready), and EduEx, a virtual learning online platform offering employability, financial and independent life skills. more information, please visit https://danmarinofoundation.org and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About TD Charitable Foundation:
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable donor 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 fund has distributed over $ 200 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information about the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®:
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, offering more than 9.6 million customers a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro DC, Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer tailor-made private banking and asset management services through TD Wealth® and vehicle financing and commercial dealership services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. To learn more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US.
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. Visit www.td.com/us to learn more.