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A Touch of Understanding
A Touch of Understanding receives grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Thursday Feb 13 2014
A Touch of Understanding recently received a $7,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which will be used to provide character-building in-scho ...
School Bulletin: A Touch of Understanding founder honored
Monday Dec 16 2013
ATOU founder honored A Touch of Understanding Founder and CEO, Leslie DeDora, is among the 10 winners selected by USA Network and its distribution partners for the 2013 Characters ...
Volunteers go above and beyond
Friday Nov 15 2013
They toil away endlessly, doing what needs to be done. They don’t often complain. They take direction willingly. They are volunteers. These are the hardworking souls who do t ...
Golf tourney benefits teachers fund
Sunday Sep 01 2013
Golf tourney benefits teachers fund The 22nd annual Roseville Firefighters Columbus Day Golf Tournament takes place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Timber Creek Golf C ...
School Bulletin: Woodcreek grad earns theater award
Sunday Jun 30 2013
Woodcreek grad earns theater award Woodcreek High School class of 2013 graduate Amanda Duisenberg recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Placer Community Theater. Duisenberg ...
Rover and me
Thursday May 02 2013
Kiersten Schmidt was a painfully shy child and often felt alone, unlike her younger sisters. “Having two siblings that were always going to sleepovers and being invited to b ...
Was Roseville’s ‘Dancing Man’ exploited?
Monday Nov 19 2012
Clifford Keys, known as Roseville’s “Dancing Man” or “Tissue Man,” has become a mini-celebrity. Keys, 60, holding a tissue in each hand, dances on Do ...
Autism documentary features local woman, nonprofit
Thursday Jun 07 2012
Amanda Hussa is known as the "computer chip" of her family. The 23-year-old Foresthill resident's memory allows her to act as the family historian, rattling off dates and names. H ...
A Touch of Understanding celebrates 15 years in Granite Bay
Tuesday Mar 20 2012
“Respect means treating people the way you want to be treated. Everyone should be treated with respect.” That was the message on the whiteboard in the Dry Creek School classr ...
School bulletin: Oakmont hosts book drive
Monday Feb 27 2012
Oakmont hosts book drive Oakmont High School Interact Club’s Literacy Drive ends Friday, March 2. The project aims to promote literacy for young children from low-income familie ...
Granite Bay fifth graders taught to focus on abilities, not disabilities
Monday Nov 07 2011
Volunteers with A Touch of Understanding showed fifth graders at Ridgeview Elementary School in Granite Bay what it’s like to have a disability during multiple presentations last ...
Teen with dyslexia doesn't let disability hold her back
Friday Oct 14 2011
A few years ago, Jordan Heald marched into the office of A Touch of Understanding and said she wanted to be a speaker for the organization. The Granite Bay nonprofit’s Execu ...
Granite Bay organization earns $78,000 grant
Thursday Sep 29 2011
Granite Bay-based A Touch of Understanding recently received a $78,156 grant from State Farm. The nonprofit organization supports youth-led disability awareness for local schools ...
Creative Vision and Philanthropy
Friday Jul 15 2011
On Tuesday, eight nonprofits will show their impact in the community through film. Through a project funded by the Placer Community Foundation, these organizations produced short ...
Karate girl kicks her way to third-degree black belt
Thursday Jun 16 2011
Kate Wilmarth considers it no big deal if she can’t do every single “insane, flippy-trick thing” that some of her fellow martial artists can do. “It’s OK if you’re not ...
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