Allentown, PA – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Pediatric Program  recently received a $7,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The grant will be used to improve access for children with developmental and learning disabilities to Good Shepherd’s physician and other rehabilitation services.
Good Shepherd’s Pediatric Program provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care to children with a variety of physical or cognitive conditions, including autism, developmental delays, neuromuscular disease, stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, or multiple traumas. Last year, more than 1,400 children received care in Good Shepherd’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, which offers the services of the only two board-certified developmental pediatricians in the Lehigh Valley region. Thirty-seven percent of those children received some sort of charity care because their families had no insurance or simply could not afford to pay for their child’s therapy. The grant from Verizon will help in the effort to improve access to these vital services for more children.
“Verizon is proud to improve the quality of life for youth and families in the Lehigh Valley by empowering the community with innovative tools and resources,” says Daniel J. Reavy, director of External Affairs for Verizon Pennsylvania. “We’re investing in programs, such as our partnership with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, to reach those in need in the community and to touch people’s lives by focusing on health and family safety in the 21st century.”
For more information on the Verizon Foundation, visit www.thinkfinity.org .