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Parents of Children with Disabilities Find Sources for Funding Mobility Products

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Parents of Children with Disabilities Find Sources for Funding Mobility Products

The Power Pumper benefits special needs kids

Oregon City, OR (PRWEB) July 7, 2009

Columbia-Inland Corporation (CIC) today announced the latest results of its research to find sources across all 50 states that fund mobility products for children with developmental disabilities. These resources are listed on the company’s Website at http://www.powerpumper.com .

“All children love to move around,” said Mark Shih, M.D., medical director at Columbia-Inland Corporation. “Mobility products like the Power Pumper have been proven helpful for children with autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other developmental, sensory and learning disorders, because they provide these children the fun of movement as well as therapy.”

The company also recently hired facilitators to cover all 50 states and work with parents, therapists and hospitals seeking funding to buy Power Pumper as a therapeutic device. Some of the larger states, like California, have more than one facilitator. Facilitators for each territory are ready to help parents, therapists and hospitals looking for a therapeutic mobility product develop their applications.

“Families supporting children with developmental disabilities need choices for mobility just as much as for their other children,” said Craig Kiser, M.D. and board chair at Columbia-Inland Corporation. “Finding sources for funding mobility products are scarce and we’ve put them all in one place to help them.”

Parents, therapists or hospitals seeking funding can go to http://www.powerpumper.com, click on the funding tab to find their state and review the funding sources available. Or they can call 1-888-215-7867 (in Oregon, 1-503-657-6676) to ask how to connect with a facilitator.

“Now that we have resources for assisting with funding for all 50 states, we’re working to connect families with funding resources,” said Dr. Kiser. “It’s a time-consuming process, but we’re doing it to help children with disabilities and their families.”

About Columbia-Inland Corporation

Since 1996, the privately held Columbia-Inland Corporation has designed, produced and marketed quality recreational and rehabilitation mobility devices that improve people’s lives. The Power Pumper is popular with therapists, educators and parents because it improves the lives of people and children with disabilities. Children with developmental disabilities simply like it because it’s a fun ride. The therapeutic success of the Power Pumper has strengthened the company’s dedication to provide other innovative mobility products delivering the same high standards and producing similar results. The Power Pumper is being used by a number of hospitals and clinics such as Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital Pediatric Development and Rehabilitation Portland, Oregon; All Children’s Hospital St. Petersburg, Florida, and Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.



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