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Give a Voice Benefit Dinner 2017

September 16, 2017

Help us give every child a voice! Join us at the Give a Voice Benefit Dinner hosted by Baltazar’s Seafood Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner prepared by award-winning Chef Baltazar. The evening will also include live music and a silent auction. Table sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit children with disabilities in our community!

Date

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Location

Baltazar’s Seafood Restaurant
1465 SW Knoll Ave
Bend, Oregon 97702

Price

$125

Adler’s Voice Receives $8,000 Grant

January 24, 2017

On January 12, 2017, Adler’s Voice received an $8,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to continue their training program for children using Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. Adler’s Voice Executive Director, Stephanie Utzman, said, “We are so incredibly grateful for our continued partnership with Cow Creek, for their support of our mission, and our shared belief that every child deserves to be heard.” 

She adds, “Children experiencing disability along with complex communication disorders that affect their ability to communicate verbally are some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Technology is a game changer for these children, as it serves as their voice, giving them independence, autonomy, and self-determination. But learning to communicate via technology is like learning a foreign language. Through our partnership with Cow Creek, we will continue to provide much needed training to children, their families and support staff in the implementation of their new communication device.” 

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Spread Some Christmas Magic

November 30, 2016

While most of Central Oregon is busy embracing the holiday season, many families raising a child with a disability brace for this time of year, as unexpected bills, difficult care decisions, and challenging medical conditions further complicate their lives, creating mounting stress even before attempting to create a magical Christmas experience for their children. Adler’s Voice aims to make Christmas a little brighter for local families raising children with disabilities this holiday season. We are currently soliciting nominations of deserving families to receive a little cheer in the form of a fresh cut Christmas tree with decorations, all the makings for a Christmas dinner, and a $100 gift card to use toward holiday gift shopping. 

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Did you know?

In the state of Oregon alone, an estimated
17,000 children
experience severe speech and lan­guage disorders.

Did you know?

Children with speech and lan­guage disorders are in general
more likely
to live in poverty than children without such dis­orders.

Donate

Help us help these children! Your do­na­tion will change the life of a child and their fami­ly. Thank you very much for sup­port­ing our mission!

We are always looking for vol­un­teers, so if time is your gift, don’t hesi­tate to con­tact us!

Stories

Kelsey was born with a mito­chon­drial dis­order and was di­ag­nos­ed with Apra­xia of Speech. We pro­vided her with an AAC de­vice, and it is amaz­ing to see how her lan­guage skills have blossom­ed since then. She con­tinues to ex­pand her ex­pres­sive vo­cabu­lary, gain­ing new words and fluency each year.

Courses

Adler’s Voice provides af­ford­able, high-quality, and rele­vant train­ings to all in­di­vid­uals that use or sup­port a per­son who uses Aug­men­tati­ve and Al­ter­na­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Our on­line courses are always free to fami­lies and are avail­able for a fee to pro­fes­sionals.

Contact

Adler’s Voice
PO Box 6344
Bend, Oregon 97708
541-408-1092
stephanie@adlersvoice.org

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