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Easterseals UCP Helps Families Through Grants

Medical and Assistive Technology Equipment Improves Lives

Raleigh, NC, September 24, 2019

Every day Karen Fraller, the Easterseals UCP Information, Referral and Special Assistance Program Coordinator, is hard at work trying to help families get equipment to help people living with disabilities and mental health challenges.

grantsThrough assistive technology grants Karen has been able to provide children and adults with wheelchairs, smart home devices, an adaptive stroller, weighted utensils, compression hose, sensory equipment, orthotics and more. 

She said, “It’s like Christmas every day!  It’s very rewarding to help someone who is need of equipment that will change their lives.”  Often her desk has stacks of applications of people asking for equipment. However only those who have been turned down by their insurance company and have no other means qualify.

“I tell everybody I have the best job in the agency!  Most people are elated after they talk to me and often they cry because they are relieved that they can get the things they need,” said Karen.

Karen has worked for Easterseals UCP for 32 years wearing many hats to support people living with disabilities and mental health challenges. She serves on the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) Grant Advisory Committee where she receives referrals for equipment and offers resources.  Easterseals UCP is one of the sponsors of the NCATP Expo in Raleigh on Thursday, September 26th.  It’s free and open to the public.  Karen says it’s a good place to see what technology is available, set up an appointment to try out equipment and ask questions.

For more information about grants at Easterseals UCP, email info@eastersealsucp.com

Easterseals provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. 

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