Apply for Your Device
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 one of the 54 counties that Variety currently serves, including: 42 counties in Pennsylvania (Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Snyder, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York), and 12 counties in West Virginia (Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongahela, Ohio, Preston, Taylor, and Wetzel).
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.
Applicant’s household income must meet Variety’s income guidelines. Income verification is required.
# Household Members
-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.
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 Handout