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:

Location

Reside in Variety’s 42 county service area in Pennsylvania, including:  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.

Diagnosis

Have a communication disorder documented by a Speech Language Pathologist.

Age

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

Application

Current “My Voice” Program application completed.

Income

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).

Follow-up

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