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Giving Tuesday- December 1, 2020

From the moment he took off to explore a paved pathway around the building, of his own choosing:
The power to go, to be independent of an adult, ever so briefly, to explore and make discoveries is so important when you are two years old.   It changes your life.

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C.A.T.S. Holiday Hours

The holidays are upon us!   C.A.T.S. will continue to serve children with disabilities in Virginia during the holiday season, but will have some limited hours so that our staff and volunteers can spend time with their families.   Of course, our website is always open for requests!  We hope that everyone has a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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C.A.T.S. Receives Grants

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) is honored to receive grants to assist in our mission to provide refurbished adaptive equipment and assistive technology to children that need it at no cost.   Recently, grants were received from the CE Richardson Benevolent Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, Langley for Families Foundation, the EC Wareheim Foundation and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

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Hallowheels: The Results are in and………….

Congratulations and Thank you to all our Hallowheels Participants who caught the attention of people as far away as California, Oregon and even Australia!  The first place winner was Woody from Toy Story; second place goes to Space X Astronaut; and the sweet tooth battle for third was won in the end by Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake! 

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RUC Students Help C.A.T.S. through Research

Radford University Carilion DPT students have completed literature review regarding the efficacy of assistive technology in improving participation of children with disabilities.  This research helps support CATS grant writing team.  CATS also gratefully accepts stories from individuals about their use of assistive technology.

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PT Day of Service

The University of Lynchburg DPT program  supported C.A.T.S. on the PT Day of Service, on Oct 10th, coming out to clean equipment as well as selling tee shirts for operational cost support.  We thank all our college student volunteers who help make C.A.T.S. mission successful! 

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Hallowheels Sponsor Spotlight

Huge thank you to GFWC Roanoke County Woman’s Club for their ongoing support of CATS, specifically through sponsorship of HalloWheels. This Club has provided funding, food, and fun decorations for each of the HalloWheels events in the Roanoke area. All 3 years! This year they present a check for $1000 to assure the smiles shine through the masks.

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CORAkids Supports C.A.T.S.

CORAkids—a CORA Physical Therapy program– has renewed its sponsorship of CATS mission: Through responsible re-use, meeting the equipment needs of children living with disability, when health insurance is unavailable, insufficient or uncooperative! This agreement allows for a closer working relationship to benefit “our” kids.

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