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Deepwood Foundation awards grants to children and adults with developmental disabilities

Deepwood Foundation awarded over $12,000 in grants during the second quarter of 2021, which will impact more than 241 individuals who have developmental disabilities.  

Grants awarded include furniture, music therapy, iPads/communication devices for nonverbal students, Laketran bus passes, guardianship fees, adaptive equipment, therapeutic massage therapy, and karate lessons.

In addition, funding for backpacks and school supplies for the Salvation Army’s Back-to-School Bash will be provided.   

Deepwood Foundation will also provide each participant at the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood attending the Willoughby Branch and Vocation Guidance Center, the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor music therapy “jam session.”  

Tricia Hurst, habilitation manager at LCBDD/Deepwood says, “Our individuals have been doing just about everything virtually, so we are beyond excited to have an in-person music therapy session.”  

“Our second quarter is typically the busiest in terms of summer camp, but due to COVID-19 many summer camps have chosen to not hold camp.  However, we will be able to assist six individuals in attending day and overnight camps,” says Tana Habat, program administrator for Deepwood Foundation.  

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Pictured: Christian & Michael Echon (twins) will attend summer camp at West Geauga Recreation camp (one of the grants issued).