Your Support is Important
The vast majority of funds that sustain our work are from grants and contracts. These sources rarely allow flexibility for launching new projects or services. Donations from our friends and supporters like you allow us to fund important work not covered by grants and other contracts. With your help, we will stay on the cutting edge of research, education, and services to address new and emerging needs.
Our 40th Anniversary Legacy Priorities
On this anniversary we would like to highlight a few of the many programs that have been an important part of the Center for Persons with Disabilities' 40 year legacy. In order to sustain and grow these important programs, we need your help. Together we can ensure that these programs continue to serve even more people for the next 40 years and beyond.
The CPD is proud to participate in projects such as URLEND, the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. This program trains future healthcare workers in the specific areas of developmental health care, helping ensure that children with cognitive and other developmental challenges have access to the kind of professional care they need in order to thrive. Help us ensure that our children are have access to qualified healthcare specialists.
Access to Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is critical to the safety, independence and quality of life for people with disabilities, but often these devices are not affordable for middle or lower income families. Through our Assistive Technology Lab on the Utah State campus and programs like CReATE (Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment) in Salt Lake, the CPD is dedicated to getting critical assistive technology in the hands of those who need it regardless of income level.
World Wide Web Accessibility
While we continue to make our physical environment accessible to those with disabilities, there is a new frontier emerging full of challenges and opportunities. The Internet is the most powerful tool for obtaining and disseminating information, yet it is not always accessible to people with disabilities. Through programs like WebAIM, (Web Accessibility In Mind) the CPD is at the cutting edge of Web accessibility, helping ensure that information and communication over the Web is available to all people.
Family Assistance Fund
The CPD offers an array of Clinical Services to people whose lives are affected by disability. The Family Assistance Fund helps off-set the cost of these services for low income families. Without this help these costs can be an insurmountable barrier between these families and the services they need.
These are just a few of the over 70 programs at the CPD that help advance the lives of people living with disabilities.
To support a specific program or project, be sure to specify the program or programs you want your donation to go to when making a gift to the CPD. Gifts without a specific designation will go to the CPD Legacy Fund where they will be distributed to support the Center's priorities and greatest needs.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Shane Johnson - Associate Director of Development, CPD
To make a difference, give an online gift to the CPD today:
Or, you can mail your gift to:
Center for Persons with Disabilities Development Office 6800 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-6800