Donor gives $10 million for learning disability center
An anonymous donor has given a $10 million grant to a Houston-Austin consortium focused on learning disabilities in children.
The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, based at the University of Houston, investigates the diagnosis, treatment and causes of learning disabilities. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Austin also are part of the center.
“We have first-hand knowledge of this need and recognize this program is a rare opportunity in this country that must be preserved and enhanced,” the benefactor’s family said in a news release.
The center is one of three National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)-funded national learning disability centers in the United States. Founded in 2006, it is mostly funded by grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
UH President Renu Khator said in the release that the gift was the one that took UH’s “Here, We Go” campaign over the $1 billion milestone.