The Jose Blakely Memorial Grant
José was not only a great friend and mentor of mine but he was the first person to encourage me to begin to use assistive technologies to increase my independence. Without José I would not be in the honored position to be able to help others as he helped me. – Tyler Schrenk
The José Blakely Memorial Grant will provide a grant to an individual every year who would like to increase their independence. This grant will not be limited to just one device that can increase independence but whatever is necessary to make a long and impactful effect on the recipient's life.
If you are interested in applying for this grant please go to our apply page and fill in your information as well as selecting José Blakely Memorial Grant.
Our Board of Directors will review all submissions in July of 2019 and the recipient will hear if he or she has been selected first grant in August of 2019.
The Demonstrating Independence Program Grant
The demonstrating independence grant will provide one or more recipients quarterly with technologies that can help them become more independent. This could look like helping someone control their lights by voice, TV by voice or a way for someone without arm movement a way to control their cell phone. To apply for this grant please go to our apply page and fill in your information as well as selecting the demonstrating independence grant selection. The recipients of this grants will find out at the beginning of each quarter if they have been selected.