Raleigh, N.C., November 21, 2016
Karen Fraller, who manages community outreach for the Easterseals UCP Special Assistance Programs and Information and Referral Services for NC & VA, was recognized at the Global Rehabilitation Enhanced with Assistive Technology Conference.She received the Stephen E. Sallee Assistive Technology Award of Excellence.
This award recognizes an individual for significant contributions in furthering the access of assistive technology devices and/or services to North Carolinians with disabilities while working as a professional service provider, an advocate, or serving as a volunteer.
“I am very honored to have receive this award and to have the opportunity to assist so many individuals with their Assistive Technology needs throughout the years,” said Karen.
“This assistance would not have been possible without the ongoing financial and administrative support from Easter Seals UCP, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Healthy Living Grant, and from the UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) Elsie Bellows Fund.”
Karen is most deserving recipient of this honor. For the past 12 of her 29+ year career with Easterseals UCP, Karen has directed our special assistance programs and has helped almost 1,000 children & adults acquire prosthetics, wheelchairs, communication devices, sensory assistive technology, assistive home equipment, smart technology, and much more. Karen leverages tremendous in-kind support, such that last year she secured $44,200 in vendor discounts -- which means a 44 cents match for every $1 in grant equipment funds! Congratulations Karen!
ABOUT EASTER SEALS UCP
Easter Seals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.