Charitable Giving – COSSA Gives to ATPCathy Bodine P.h.D., CCC-SLP Jul 16, 2019, 12:00 AM
It all began with a casual conversation about the needs of ATP which closely meshed with COSSA’s desire to give back to the Colorado communities they serve. After a few initial gatherings and tours, board members learned more about the research, design, testing and application of technologies for persons with the most severe cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities. COSSA then invited Schur Success Auctions to join them in providing fundraising support for Assistive Technology Partners (ATP). Schur Success Auction & Appraisal is one of the largest providers of self-storage auctions services and is committed to helping community organizations in Colorado. They have a long track record of donating a portion of all auction proceeds to an organization that can truly benefit.
Over the past year, ATP has attended several COSSA events including the annual spring meeting where ATP hosted an assistive technology display for COSSA members to learn more about what we do. They were particularly interested in our robotics research to help young children with physical impairments move more independently. Everyone who attended had an opportunity to operate a communication device. It was a popular demonstration and helped members see how technology can open doors to independence and learning. It seems almost every COSSA event has included an auction to benefit ATP. To date, COSSA has donated almost $35,000 toward ATP services in the communities in Colorado. We are so thankful for this relationship and for an amazing and fun group of people who clearly care as much about individuals with disabilities as we do! Thanks COSSA for your support and for whatever the future may bring.