Helping Mobile Area Severely Disabled Project 2005Helping 06 page
This will be our third project year! Because of the generosity of ten Alabama foundations in the year 2004, we were able to help over 200 families with services and equipment that are not available from ADRS, Medicaid, or other agencies. Funding for medical equipment was recently cut for Children's Rehabilitation Services, a State agency. Mothers and fathers are constantly injuring their backs by lifting their child in and out of bed, the car, or the bathtub.
The school systems are unable to provide essential adaptive equipment to many of our disabled students. Last year we purchased educational-related assistive technology for 62 students of Mobile & Baldwin County, helped over 34 families with ramps and home accessibility, assisted in repair of 16 vans used to transport a person in a wheelchair, and many more.
goal of the project, each year, is to increase the quality of life for about
200 of our most needy citizens by increased independence, lessened number
of injuries, better home safety, and raise their educational and vocational
This project will assist low-income, quadriplegic, deaf, blind, and other severely disabled citizens by fully or partially funding the following:
- Building or funding materials for wheelchair ramps
Funds received as of August 2005 --- $73,000
Our Sincere Thanks to:
Hearin-Chandler Foundation, Mobile, AL
A.S. Mitchell Foundation, Mobile, AL
Helen Glaze Foundation, Mobile, AL
Daniel Foundation, Birmingham, AL
Crampton Trust, Mobile, AL
Caring Foundation, Birmingham, AL
Cunningham Charitable Foundation, Mobile, AL
The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Montgomery, AL
Click Here to see Press Release
Total number of people helped in calendar year 2003: 130
Total number of people helped in calendar year 2004: 200
Some project photos
This little boy was provided a folding ramp for his van. The ramp eliminates any lifting for his parents.
This child was provided a portable ramp. Now her parents can load and unload her in her wheelchair with no lifting.
This child was provided a portable ramp. Now his mom can load and unload his power wheelchair with no lifting.
This young student was provided software to be used with his communication device.
This woman was provided a desktop computer & printer.
This student has JRA and was provided a notebook computer & printer to help ease the pain from writing.
This quadriplegic was provided a wheelchair lift for his van.
This child is being transported without the parents doing any lifting with the folding ramp and wheelchair tie downs.
We partially funded modifications to this young man's bathroom to make it wheelchair usable. Notice the raised tub to allow a Hoyer lift to be used.
This young student was provided home modifications to make her home more wheelchair accessible.
This young student has been provided a touch monitor. She will use it at school then at home.
This student's laptop was repaired. His cousin is showing her Barbie laptop.
We helped this man by funding the repair of his van.
This student was provided a computer.
This college student, shown with a CRET member, was provided a home computer and printer. This will help minimize wrist pain caused by her JRA.
This quadriplegic was provided a printer/Fax for her home business.
This paraplegic was provided a washer & dryer.
This man was provided a carrier for his motorized wheelchair.
This quadriplegic was provided bathroom modifications and a roll-in shower.
This college student was provided bathroom modifications and a roll-in shower.
This child can now be taught cause-and-effect using these voice-output switches. Her speech therapist is teaching her face parts.
This young student, shown with one of his teachers (and CRET member), was provided a notebook computer.
This student, shown with our rehab engineer, his mom, and dad, was provided a notebook computer.
Using her folding ramp, this teen can now be transported in her wheelchair, without having to be lifted into a seat.
This high level quadriplegic was provided a voice-activated computer system. Our Independent Living Specialist and Rehab Engineer are standing by.
This young student, shown with her mother and physical therapist, has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and can now produce writing assignments with less pain.
This young student can now practice communication
using two speech-output switches. Relaxing with grandpa after therapy.
With this folding ramp, this young man's grandparents don't have to lift him and his chair in and out of the van.
This young man is having fun and getting exercise
on his hand-powered bicycle.
This young student can now read his books at home with his CCTV.
His brother is standing ready to help.
This college student was provided a notebook computer.
This young student is working with his vision teacher
on his new notebook computer.
This student can now be more efficient at school and home
with her notebook computer.
Student and his dad checking out his new notebook computer.
This young man's wheelchair can now be locked into his van with his EZLock tiedown system without his grandmother having to attach and tighten four tie-down straps.
This student was provided a notebook computer for school and home.
This man was provided a lift chair using CRET funds.
Student and teacher. This student was provided a notebook computer for school and home.
This student is working with his teacher on his computer at home. His sister is waiting her turn.
This college-bound student was provided a ramp to her home with CRET funds.
This family's home was almost destroyed by hurricane Ivan. They used the FEMA combined with CRET funds to build an accessible home for their quadriplegic son.
Loving father with child in stander provided with CRET funds
& little brother with sister.
This young man and his parents can now bathe safely & with less lifting. His father constructed the support frame.
Quadriplegic with computer provided with CRET funds. We were also able to help him with van repairs.
Student using a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) at school and using her own CCTV at home to enlarge her books & photos.
Student with low vision & her teacher doing her school work using a computer with a large monitor.
Student working with his teacher using a notebook computer provided with CRET funds.
Student working with our rehab engineer using a laptop provided with CRET funds.
Student working with teacher using laptop.
Home bound quadriplegic using his laptop computer.
Student working on his computer at home.
Autistic child with her new computer.
This child benefitted from a supportive swing.
This blind student, shown with one of his teachers, was provided specialized software to read the computer screen.
This low vision student was provided special software for her laptop.
Student using a laptop with an IntelliKeys keyTeam
Both provided with CRET funds.
Samantha using her portable CCTV to read.
This hearing impaired student was provided special attachments for his hearing aids that enhance his hearing.
This student was provided a notebook computer to allow her to write without wrist and finger pain and fatique. Her OT is checking wrist positioning.
This quadriplegic was provided a shower wheelchair.
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