Children's Assistive Technology Service (CATS) | Virginia


Thank-You Hallowheels Sponsors 2021!

Join us in thanking our 2021 Hallowheels sponsors!   These wonderful companies and individuals have provided the funding to cover the cost of framing materials for a family to create a costume incorporating their child’s wheelchair, walker or other adaptive wheeled device.   Their donations also helps provide prizes to be awarded to the children and their families.

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C.A.T.S. featured on Buzz4Good

C.A.T.S. was featured on an episode of the PBS program Buzz4Good which aired on Sept 22 on Blue Ridge PBS & VPM. You can also view it on their YouTube channel. Click “Read More” for the link!

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C.A.T.S. Receives disABILITY Impact Award

June 17th CATS was awarded the 2021 disABILITY Impact Award for our continuted service to the disabilities community in the Shenandoah Valley & across the state of Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to Thank The Disablity Law Center of Virginia for choosing CATS for this award, it is a true honor!

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Making it Happen: Francie Mitchell of CATS-RVA

News 6 “Virginia This Morning” has a weekly segment highlighting people in the community doing their part to make it happen.
Today, they featured Francie Mitchell, PT, DPT, PCS, the Program Director for the Richmond Children’s Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S). Board member Susan A. Elmore, PhD nominated Francie for this honor. Click “Read More” to view the segment.

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C.A.T.S. Roanoke receives funding for a Hub Scrub

Smith Mountain Lake Civitan Club has made a $20,455.00 donation to CATS for the purpose of providing a Hub Scrub to the location serving the Roanoke Valley in Moneta.   The Hub Scrub will greatly assist the work of CATS volunteers who clean and disinfect donations of gently used equipment coming from families whose children have outgrown it.  The Hub Scrub resembles a giant dishwasher for durable medical equipment, and allows for UV radiation for disinfecting. 

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C.A.T.S. Cookbook fundraiser: call for recipes and sponsors

The C.A.T.S. resource committee is currently working on a fundraising project to create a unique cookbook that will include family friendly recipes as well as recipes for those with special dietary and nutrition needs.    We would love to have families participate by providing recipes to be considered for the book. 

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