On January 12, 2017, at Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foudation (CCUIF) awarded $508,150 to 77 nonprofits in seven counties in southwestern Oregon. Adler’s Voice was among these non-profits, receiving an $8,000 grant to continue their training program for children using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 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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