Luke is a 12-year-old who has autism and speech impairment. He is also nonverbal. Even though he cannot speak, he is able to communicate with the aid of an iPad and an app called Proloquo2Go. This app allows Luke to communicate his needs through the use of symbols. Luke had been using the program at home and in therapy, but needed to replace his iPad and repurchase the app.
Insurance wouldn’t cover the cost of a new iPad, a case, and Proloquo2Go. However, HCCI stepped in and purchased the iPad and Proloquo2Go for Luke, and now he can continue to communicate with his family and others.
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Caitlyn, who suffers from infantile cerebral palsy and congenital diplegia, loves to play outside with her brothers but couldn’t use a bicycle due to her special needs and training wheels didn’t provide the balance and stability she needed. An adaptive tricycle was needed.
Caitlyn’s step-father works full time and her mother stays home to care for Caitlyn and transport her to doctor appointments. With $1,000 monthly insurance premiums, her family didn’t have the financial means to provide an adaptive tricycle nor would insurance cover the cost.
HCCI was able to provide Caitlyn with an adaptive tricycle and now Caitlyn enjoys riding around her neighborhood, playing with her family and friends.