ERIC Number: ED299761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Seeking Funding for Communication Aids. Revised.
DePape, Donna J.
The guidelines are intended to assist individuals seeking government or private agency help to obtain funding for the purchase of communication aids or prostheses. First, the need for a communication aid and selection of an aid or prosthesis are considered. Five steps are identified in the process of securing funding and include: (1) selecting a person to coordinate the effort; (2) deciding on the potential funding source or sources to approach, and making contact; (3) providing documentation to the funding source; (4) following up with appeals if necessary; and (5) arranging for purchase and training. Most of the document consists of appendixes which include a resource listing of possible funding sources including personal and/or family resources, insurance companies, government funded programs, service clubs, and foundations; a listing of the state agencies for crippled children; a listing of the state agencies for vocational rehabilitation programs; and a listing of six reference books on funding sources. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: Revised editions have been supported by the Communication Aids and Systems Clinic, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.