Institute Announces Small Grants for Assistive Technology
Virginia Del Sordo
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education, has announced that grant applications from the Virginia Del Sordo Fund are now being accepted.
The small one-time grants (maximum $200) provided through this fund will help Pennsylvanians with disabilities acquire needed assistive technology devices. Assistive Technology or "AT" is any device, ranging from high- to low-tech, that is used to assist people to live, work and play in their communities.
The Del Sordo Fund is named in memory of a much-loved former staff member, Virginia Del Sordo. "Ginny" served as Assistant Director of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), many years ago but even after her retirement she was an ardent supporter of the Institute and its programs such as PIAT. It is her bequest that made this fund possible so more people with disabilities will have the AT that they need to lead a full life.
The Del Sordo Fund is considered a "last resort" option, meaning that the grant applicant must have been unsuccessful in finding funding through other sources such Medicare, private health insurance, school, or the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. For more details about applying for a grant from The Del Sordo Fund, please visit http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/piat/#vds.