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Old 03-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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Default BILS offers Smart Money course, 1st week in ASL


Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) announces the beginning of the first set of eleven week classes on money issues entitled “The Smart Money Program.” This has been made possible through the generous financial support of the Bethex Federal Credit Union (, the course curriculum has been created by the FDIC.

“People with disabilities and the elderly need to be better equipped with a greater understanding of financial matters,” says Brett Eisenberg, BILS’ the executive director, adding, “we are especially grateful to Bethex for their continued support”.

The first set of classes, taught in American Sign Language (ASL), began March 2, and is taught by Ms. Stephanie Ortiz, BILS Deaf Literacy Zone Coordinator. Students can still enroll. Contact Ms. Ortiz, for information at 718-515-2800 ext. 114, video phone number: 888-741-5206. The second set of classes will be directed to people with other disabilities and elderly persons.

BILS is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to providing individuals with all types of disabilities the tools necessary to ensure and exercise their civil and human rights. The goal is to foster the overall development and advancement of disabled individuals. For information on other BILS services call 718-515-2800.
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