Officials at Easter Seals Hawai’i recently announced in a press release they had received a $1,200 grant from Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge (HTB) for their Early Intervention Program on Kaua‘i.
The funds will be used to purchase materials needed to make custom-positioning devices for children with orthopedic needs.
Additionally, this grant will be used to develop specially-designed switches that will allow children with very involved motor needs to have independent control over their environment.
The switches are designed to control multiple functions such as the radio, light, toy, or television.
To date, Young Brothers/HTB has awarded the Kaua‘i Easter Seals program a total of $6,200.
“We are very grateful for the incredible support and active interest of Young Brothers/YTB in our commitment to the special- needs families on Kaua‘i,” says Billie Gabriel, Easter Seals vice president of public affairs.
“This gift will enable us to continue to deliver vital services and provide meaningful opportunities to infants with disabilities and special needs and their families.” Easter Seals Hawai‘i employees are currently the largest private provider of services for infants, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs in the state.