Inclusion Grants for Children with Disabilities

November 17, 2008 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee announces availability of All Together Kids inclusion grants for children with disabilities in Davidson County Tennessee. All Together Kids is a program designed to promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in community based after school programs, recreation, arts, and extra curricular activities alongside their typically developing peers. The program will supply grants for up to $1,000 to families for direct assistance for their child to participate in these activities. The program is funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Government of Nashville.

The program is designed to be flexible to meet children’s specific needs, and available to families in neighborhoods where they live and work. For example, funds may be used for tuition or enrollment in a variety of community programs such as day care, arts, after school care, camps, recreation and faith-based programs. Funds may be used for specialized accessible transportation, supplies, uniforms and other items specific to the child’s needs in the program. Funds also may be used for specific therapies and services that are targeted toward development of communication, socialization, or other skills that may be necessary for children with disabilities to integrate effectively with their peers.

The program is for children with disabilities who are enrolled in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System and who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled during the period of the grant, in an inclusive community based after-school, recreational, extracurricular or other community based program in the Nashville community.

While families may apply at any time, applications received on or prior to December 17, 2008 will be reviewed at the December meeting of the volunteer review team. To download an application for the grant, go to www.ucpnashville.org and click the link for
Davidson County All Together Kids Inclusion Program, or go to http://www.ucpnashville.org/AllTogetherKids/ATKIndex.htm

All Together Kids also will supply inclusion training and direct assistance for community based programs accepting children with disabilities into their activities. Contact United Cerebral Palsy for information about the grant and the training initiative for community programs.

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