New Voices works to improve educational opportunities for children with severe communication and mobility disabilities.
Easter Seals UCP has received a “Healthy Living” grant to for this fiscal year -for North Carolina residents with disabilities:
The grant might be available to purchase:
Assistive Technology-AT, and Smart Technologies-ST, as well as Durable Medical Equipment-DME for individuals who want to maintain or increase independence in their homes.
Examples of the equipment include:
|SMART TECH.RoboticsWhole house controls||ASSISTIVE TECH.power door openerVision aids||DMEwheelchairswalkers|
Eligibility requirements include:
Those individuals with disabilities who do not have insurance coverage or any other means to purchase the items or the technologies, live in North Carolina, in a private residence (not a Group Home, Nursing home, or Assisted Living Center), and are financially in need.
Applications are now being accepted!
Please contact Karen Fraller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of someone who might benefit from this program to discuss eligibility requirements and receive an application. Please note: A prescription for the specific equipment that has been identified or an evaluation by an AT Professional or a therapist must be included along with the completed application.
New Voices’ mission includes informing others about the underestimated capabilities of New Voices’ children. We can’t think of a better way to do so than to showcase different perspectives by sharing a couple of blogs with you, our site visitors.
David Bradley is a 21 year old young man who shares with his readers everything from how he uses his eyes to write his blog to how his mom used the sand on the beach to support him so he could sit up. He invites questions about his extraordinary life.
Ruth Morgan is one of our Lara Jane Parker award winners whose blog includes everything from Chapel Hill happenings to sharing lesson plans using assistive technology. Her award-winning blog is a great resource for professionals working with New Voices’ children and demonstrates her commitment to educating all children.
Jack I have Cerebral Palsy…so what, I’m still awesome!
If you have a blog that you would like us to showcase, please let us know! Please check our resource page for News you can Use!
Kimberly Morrisette, Heritage High School in the Wake County Public School System
Sarah Williams, Holly Springs Elementary School in the Wake County Public School System
Jessica Lewis, Cary Elementary School in the Wake County Public School System
Ruth Morgan, Ephesus Elementary School in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School System
Deanna St. John, Easley Elementary School in the Durham Public Schools
David Thomas, a member of the New Voices founding board, a current board member and former Board Chair, was a highly respected member of the New Voices Initiative and a devoted advocate for children with significant disabilities and their families.
He was for many years a well known and highly effective executive in industry, having worked as a corporate executive for Exxon, International Paper, and Huyck Inc. He was also Vice President of Marketing for Northern Telecom, Inc. (now Nortel) and served as President of Northern Telecom – Japan. He was, for eight years, Associate Dean for Corporate and Community Affairs in the School of Education at UNC – Chapel Hill. The first such appointment in the U.S.
After he retired, Dave served as an adviser to United Way, the North Carolina Symphony Foundation, and Inroads NC. In addition, he was President of the NC World Trade Center, based at NC State University, and President of NC REAL Enterprises.
His straightforward, timely, and friendly advice will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves his wife, Joyce of Raleigh, a son David Jr., daughter-in-law Jean Ferguson and a grandson, Conrad.
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