Grossmont Healthcare District supporting cerebral palsy program

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, has announced a $11,000 grant to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County. The grant will support UCP’s “Assistive Technology Network” equipment loan program.
UCP said its equipment loan program will benefit more than 250 East County residents with disabilities, including professionals and educators who assist people with disabilities. The program features assessments for prescribing the correct equipment, individual training, informational and referrals and lending to school personnel and private speech pathologists. Officials report that loan programs significantly increase success of the use of state-of-the-art assistive technology equipment for people with disabilities.