Apply for My Voice

Variety’s “My Voice” Program provides a communication device (currently an iPad with a prescribed communication app) to eligible children with a communication disorder to give them a voice at all times. Children must meet the following eligibility criteria:


Reside in Variety’s 29 county service area in Pennsylvania, including: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Perry, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.


Have a communication disorder documented by a Speech Language Pathologist.


Be 4 through 21 years of age. An application may be submitted up to 60 days prior to the child’s 4th birthday.


Current “My Voice” Program application completed. <link to app pdf>


Applicant’s household income must meet Variety’s income guidelines. Income verification is required.

# Household Members
Household Salary
2 $64,960
3 $81,680
4 $98,400
5 $115,120
6 $131,840
7 $148,560
8 $165,280

-For each additional person, add $16,720.

Letter of Medical Justification (LMJ)

Submit an LMJ (see page 12) from a Speech Language Pathologist indicating that the child has successfully trialed an iPad as a communication device and that this device would be appropriate for the child to use at home and at school (for questions, please contact the Variety office at 724-933-0460).


A phone consultation with Variety’s Program Manager may be required with the parent and/or the Speech Language Pathologist for more information following the review of the application.

Presentation Requirement

Variety requires the applicant and his/her parent or legal guardian to attend a scheduled regional presentation to receive the equipment in order to properly review all equipment specifics before it is taken home.

My Voice Application My Voice Handbook