ARCOS (the Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills) is a national charity supporting children and adults with communication and eating (swallowing) difficulties.
The organisation has it's own therapists who are able to provide a variety of therapies, expert witness statements and reports.
It also offers a free equipment loan service for trial, loan and rent of items such as augmentative and alternative communication aids and switches for computer access. They are also able to loan a Sapphire wheelchair - a saddle seated wheelchair providing a therapeutic and comfortable, upright sitting position.
The Janki Saye Foundation provides grants to fund assistive technologies which can transform the lives of people with disabilities and special needs across the UK.
This can include electronic pointing devices allowing users to control the cursor without the use of hands, touch screens, screen readers and text to speech communication aids.
It has previously funded a Prodigi Duo 2 in 1 (desktop and handheld) reading device.
To apply: complete the online form to request an application form. Supporting evidence from a qualified medical professional such as a Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist will be required.