The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is dedicated to the health and well being of children and families. Below are some recent grantees whose mission is to serve children with disabilities. We are proud to highlight their work and dedication, in many cases, providing necessary and innovative ways to reach out to families in need. CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is a partner in the CVS All Kids Can program.
Left to Right: Matt Lesniak, Pharmacy Supervisor, Stephen Reyes, District Manager, District #6 Amy Mayne, Director of Program Services, Disability Action Center, Stephen Maglione, Executive Director, Disability Action Center Thomas Phillips, Pharmacy Supervisor (next to Tom, tallest of the 3 women) Ann Pruter, District manager, District #3 (woman in pink) Melissa Weathersby, parent (far right) Laurie Pineda, parent
Program/Service - Funds will support inclusive outdoor recreational activities for youth with and without disabilities supporting programs such as Youth Empowerment Partnership Adventure Trips, Kids Camps, Outdoor Explorers and After-School Programs.
Read more at http://www.outdoorexplorations.org/
Program/Service - Equine Assisted Rehabilitative Therapy, in particular, training and contracting of more physical and occupational therapists to provide services needed for children with disabilities.
Read more at http://www.turningpointeri.org/therapeutic.shtml
Program/Service - Access to Theatre Program is an inclusive theatre arts education program that provides accessible performing arts opportunities for youth with and without disabilities. The young people who participate in the program create original productions and perform them for the community.
Read more at http://www.pyd.org/
Program/Service - Moving Heels and Wheels, which broadens dance access to give children and adults with a wide range of disabilities the opportunity to participate in the benefits and discipline of dance classes and the joy of moving to music.
Read more at http://www.steffinossen.org/
Program/Service - Lekotek Play Therapy Center builds a child's skills through play with adapted toys and technology, while promoting inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life.
Read more at http://www.cpwestchester.org/
Project - Force Sensitive Applications (FSA) Pressure Mapping for Adaptive Equipment Program, which would enable clinicians to ensure the comfort of children confined to wheelchairs, including children with cerebral palsy and other congenital conditions that potentially result in paralysis, reducing the number of infections and/or wounds in wheelchair-bound patients.
Read more at http://www.chop.edu/consumer/index.jsp
Program/Service - Keep Kids in Touch Program, which is a summer reading program for blind children to help maintain their reading skills over summer break. This program will provide two free Braille books to Braille readers in the State of Texas to encourage enthusiasm about reading.
Read more at: http://www.seedlings.org/
Program/Service - Youth Challenge Sports, Recreation and Art Programs, in particular, their transportation service that plays a critical role in meeting the needs of families, who have children with disabilities, regardless of their ability to pay. This transportation service is provided with a fleet of six lift-equipped vans, and includes picking up the youth for activities as well as returning the youth to their home.
Read more at: http://www.youthchallengesports.com/
Program/Service - Sensory Adventure Camp - this program was developed to assist children with sensory processing disorders in creating positive play experiences through a series of challenge stations helping each child experience different sensory input at their own rate.
Read more at: http://www.centerforcreativeplay.org/
Program/Service - Autism and Sensory Modulation Program - funds will be used to outfit a room for sensory integration of children receiving occupational therapy. The equipment will include 15 different categories of pediatric OT devices.
Read more at: http://www.sfmccon.edu/
Program/Service - Continuing the Care - Therapy and Fun Program offers children, who have a disability and are at-risk, intensive, integrated speech-language, motor and sensory therapies to enhance success in school. In addition, Therapy and Fun offers teen volunteers an opportunity to be mentored by professionals.
Read more at: http://www.therapycenter.org/
Program/Service - Youth Sports Training and Competition - Funds will be used to support year-round sports training and athletic competitions for participating youth with intellectual disabilities promoting physical fitness, improving self-esteem and socialization skills.
Read more at: http://www.sonc.net/
Service/Program - High Challenged Sports Program, which reaches out to children and adults with disabilities by challenging their participation in adaptive sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, rowing/sculling, surfing, soccer and tennis.
Read more at: http://www.accessportamerica.org/
Service/Program - Aquatics Therapy Program, which is a warm water therapeutic program directed to children in the Phoenix area with physical, developmental and sensory disabilities. Funds will be directed to the purchase of a cover system for the warm therapy pool that will prevent debris from entering the pool, decrease evaporation, decrease the chemicals required to maintain the pool and help maintain the water temperature; and, most importantly, extend the water therapeutic program in the spring and early fall.
Read more at: http://www.accel.org/
Service/Program - Speech Language Therapy Department - Funds will be used to purchase alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) materials. These materials will be available for children and families to borrow and will be used in assessment and treatment to support growth in successful communication and to ensure proper device selection for those children that need them long term. In addition, funds will be used to educate staff, clients and families.
Read more at: http://www.pediatrictherapy.com/
Service/Program - Infant Program, which is a comprehensive, individualized educational program for blind or visually impaired infants from birth to age three and their families. This program monitors the child's developmental skills, to access, monitor and maximize functional vision, to provide educational and emotional support to families, and to provide a means for families to connect.
Read more at: http://www.ccvi.org