WHAT IS THE GRANTS PROGRAM?
The Grants program is for families in need of accommodations for their intellectual or developmentally disabled youth/child that they can’t afford themselves. This grant provides families with access to accessories needed to help their child become more inclusive in school or their community.
For instance, a child needs sound canceling headphones to successfully learn in a classroom and enjoy activities outside their home but unfortunately the family is unable to afford them when needed. Through the grant process, we supply them to the child to ensure they can be safe and inclusive. Another need may be an interactive iPad which a child can use to communicate with their peers and family, but the family has no resources to purchase. Weighted blankets have proven to be successful for children that have debilitating anxiety and they may be needed in community activities such as car rides which we can help provide so they can leave their home blanket where it needs to stay as well.