UCPAIndy Monthly Newsletter
August, 2021
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As the new school year approaches, families are making preparations with back to school shopping. This can get expensive, it can be even more expensive for the families of children with cerebral palsy, as their shopping lists may have items on it such as a new wheelchair or walker. This week holds within it the first day of a new school year for many communities across the state of Indiana. This time of year is busy for UCPAIndy with requests for equipment coming from families preparing their child for the school year.
We do everything in our power to help families acquire needed equipment with the different resources we have. One of those resources is our specific assistance program where we help fund this new equipment for people. To continue doing what we do, and to reach our goals of helping more families across the state, we need your financial support.
You can make a financial gift to our organization by visiting our website ucpaindy.org and clicking "Donate". You can also make your gift via mail to 6270 Corporate Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46278.
We would like to hear from you to know how we can make a greater impact or to answer any questions you have. You can reach us via phone by calling (317)871-4032 or by emailing info@ucpaindy.org

Thank you to our sponsors! 
Our Women's Golf Outing fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2021 at Golf Club of Indiana in Whitestown, IN. Purchase your tickets here.
We are bringing on many great sponsors that will be joining us for our event next month. There's still plenty of room for more! If your organization would like to be a sponsor for this event, please email Trace Oswalt (Development Manager) at toswalt@ucpaindy.org to discuss sponsorship levels.
Thank you to our current sponsors:
  • Taft Law Group - Wine Reception Sponsor
  • Indy Women in Tech - Cart Sponsor
  • Riley Childrens Health Network - Clinic Sponsor
  • Pink Pineapple Travel Co. - Hole-in-One Sponsor
  • Blue & Co. LLC - Eagle Sponsor
  • Zotec Partners LLC - Eagle Sponsor
  • Patty Lumpkin (Carpenter Realty) - Hole Sponsor

Mission Moments 
Check out what UCPAIndy is doing in the community
Here are two stories of families we've helped in the past during back to school season:
A mother named Cheryl contacted us about her son, Gabe, a soon-to-be 4th grader in Warsaw. Gabe has cerebral palsy and uses a power chair as his main mode of movement. Gabe had outgrown the chair that he had been using since he was in the 1st grade. Unfortunately, he was not eligible for funding through Medicaid. UCPAIndy was able to help Cheryl apply for our assistance and we were then able to help Gabe get a new chair. He started school on time and was able to use his new wheels to join the drama club and have fun with his friends.
Erika was a 16 year old with cerebral palsy from Gary. She gets around well on her own, but has some difficulty with enunciating her words. She wanted an iPad to help her communicate with her friends and teachers. UCPAIndy helped Erika with purchasing an iPad in time for school. We also recommend several apps to help with communication such as voice dictation and hand writing sampling. Erika has been enjoying her new tablet, and is getting the best grades she has had in years.

Community Resources 
Each month, UCPAIndy will highlight a great resource for people in Indiana
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IN*SOURCE exists to help parents of children with disabilities navigate the complicated special education process in the state of Indiana. We help bridge the gap between schools and parents and we strive to connect the dots that become the individual path to success for children with disabilities.
 For more info visit their website.

Want UCPAIndy to be a part of your next event? 
Call us today!
Whether it's in-person or virtual, we are available to educate and advocate for cerebral palsy and the disability community. We can present to workplace, youth group, classroom, etc. We would also like to join you at any resource or transition fairs that your community is hosting. Contact us on our website today.

Join us for our upcoming Facebook Live conversation where we talk about things happening within our organization.

UCPAIndy is here to help.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana assists those with Cerebral Palsy to gain access to adaptive technology, medical equipment and other items that will increase their independence, mobility, communication or comfort.

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