New Voices works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities.
New Voices is always looking for ways to improve the assessment process for augmentative/alternative communication (ACC) in school systems by making materials available and providing training opportunities for staff.
New Voices has awarded a grant to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School system to incorporate specific Apps into their AAC Evaluation process. The results from this grant will be shared on our website in the summer of 2016.
New Voices provides scholarships to school professionals so that they can attend training to improve their skills in working with children with significant disabilities.
We receive grant applications on a rolling basis.
For further information or to initiate the process, please contact us – email Pat@NewVoicesNC.org or call 919-659-5961.
The Lara Jane Parker Awards Program was established to provide both reward and recognition to those outstanding teachers, therapists, parents, education and health professionals and leaders who work daily to improve the lives of New Voices children. These individuals help improve their schools and their communities in ways that will allow these children to be fully included in all aspects of their daily lives.
Award for Excellence: This award recognizes individuals from the Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties and/or the Chapel Hill—Carrboro City Schools, who have direct instructional or therapeutic contact with a school-aged child (or children) with communication and physical challenges. Possible nominees include Teachers, Special Educators, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, or Assistive Technologists.
Award for Advocacy: This award recognizes individuals who advocate for a child (or children) with communication and physical challenges. Possible nominees include School Administrators, Principals, Community Leaders, Legislators, Parents, or Volunteers. Nominees need not be employed by the public schools.
Thank you for considering New Voices Foundation in your holiday giving.
Coming in January, nominations for the 2016 Lara Jane Parker Awards.
Your support improves the lives of children who face challenges in speaking and walking.
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