Social & Community Services
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i networks with other agencies to advocate for and provide access to services for persons with cerebral palsy, and their families, in order to increase independence in daily living and integration into the community.
Bellows Fellows Fund for Assistive Technology
The federal definition of assistive technology is:
“Any piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”
- Determine what assistive technology may be most appropriate with the goals and abilities of the patient. Local families must work with their own physicians, therapists, psychologists, rehabilitation engineers, assistive technology professionals, or teachers.
- Complete and submit an application and Letter of Support to our office.
After our review and approval of your application, we then submit the information to the United Cerebral Palsy National Office.
For more information, please contact 808-532-6744.
Examples of Allowable Requests for Assistive Technology
This list is not meant to be inclusive or exclusive of requests eligible for funding under the Elsie S. Bellows Fellows Program.
- Wheelchairs (manual and electric)
- Augmentative Communication Devices
- Environmental Controls
- Computer Equipment
- Lifts in the nominee’s own/parent’s van or home
- Hearing Aids
Examples of Ineligible Assistive Technology
This list is not meant to be inclusive or exclusive of requests ineligible for funding under the Elsie S. Bellows Fellows Program.
- Evaluations or other Assistive Technology “services”
- Furniture (that is not adapted)
- Appliances (that are not adapted)
- Alterations and Renovations to buildings
Equipment funded through a Bellows Fellows Program is the property of the individual. They do not belong to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i or any other organization or company.
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