Share a Chair Program
The Share a Chair program makes available adaptive and therapeutic equipment for children and adults that do not have the means to purchase their own. The program makes use of existing donated equipment that is new or gently used. Much like a library the Foundation provides a systematized approach to loan, lease or give equipment to those in need. With volunteer support from speech, physical and occupational therapists we are able to match age and developmental appropriate equipment to children in need.
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Deepwood Residential Assistance Program
The Deepwood Residential Assistance program ensures that items and activities not covered through traditional sources are available to children and adults living on campus at the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities / Deepwood. The Foundation has made a commitment to make funds available to enrich the lives of residents.
Purchases can include:
- Consumer Activities
- Holiday Gifts for Consumers
- Urgent personal needs and/or customized incidental needs
Community Assistance Program
The Community Assistance Program provides financial assistance and/or grants to programs and activities supporting persons with developmental disabilities. The Grants committee is comprised of parents, professionals and community representatives that volunteer their time each quarter to review grant requests. Funded grants include therapeutic camps, medical needs, educational opportunities, child care and more.
The Autism Fund provides scholarship funding for families and professionals to improve understanding of issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and assists in the funding of community learning opportunities children and adults diagnosed with Autism.
The Deepwood Run
Since 1998, The Deepwood Run has been providing grants and gifts to enhance the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities. The organized motorcycle run and raffle was started by a compassionate Vietnam Veteran known simply as “Doc”. The simple beginning has evolved into an annual program operated by a dedicated group of volunteers. All monies derived from the events go to improve the quality of life for individuals with special abilities. In 2013, The Deepwood Run became a program within the Deepwood Foundation. Click here for more information.
Advocating is simply educating others about needs and abilities. Advocacy is a word most often associated with the school, or educational system, but advocacy can apply to medical care, legal rights, social situations and daily living at home. Advocacy is a skill that can be developed and applied to most areas to help a children and adults with disabilities become more successful in life.
In addition to providing support through gifts and grants the Deepwood Foundation staff and volunteers along with our partnering organizations are available to assist you in planning for and developing appropriate supports for your child or family member.