Matthew - Spring 2019
Awarded Speech Therapy
"This letter is a status update for Matthew Lindsay, who is a 29 year old male with severe autism. I want to thank you and Horizon for giving Matthew a voice via the funding that you provided for speech therapy. For the first time in his life he can express his emotions. He has communicated his feelings using the Tobi Dynovox. For example, Matthew wanted more potato chips after he had finished them. We told him that there was no more after which used the Tobi Dynovox to tell us that he was mad. In the past he would become aggressive. Instead he used the voice output device to express his feelings. His maladaptive behaviors aggression such as property destruction, have significantly decreased. He has independently used the Tobi Dynovox to express his desires at his home. I am forever grateful to Horizon for giving Matthew a voice to communicate his feelings, wants, and needs.
For the first time in his life, we see a way forward for Matthew. The use of the Tobi Dynovox device
in the community will help him to communicate his needs and wants. This will help manage unsafe maladaptive behaviors such as elopement, aggression, property destruction and removing his seat belt."
Tarrese - Fall 2019
Awarded Computer & Printer
"Thank you for purchasing the HP Pavilion x360 laptop and the Officejet Pro 9015 printer for me. I greatly appreciate these two purchases - they both help me with my daily task of applying for jobs and corresponding with potential employers."
Francis- Spring 2018/ Summer 2019
Awarded Wheelchair Swing and A Platform for the Wheelchair Swing
“I wanted to write you to tell that Francis and his family have benefited greatly from the generosity of the Shared Horizons Charitable Fund! It has been a wonderful resource and it is exciting to see how much Francis loves his new wheelchair swing! The platform that the swing sits on was also prepared so that Francis’ wheelchair easily rolls over the ground.
Attached is a picture of Francis in his swing.
Francis and his family would like to express our thanks to you and Shared Horizons!