United Way Grants Support Callier Programs for Kids

Jun. 20, 2011

The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders recently received more than $200,000 from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to fund two priority programs for 2011-12.

The center was among 78 nonprofits that the United Way funded under a new competitive grant process that focuses on improving education, income and health in the Dallas area.

The two funded programs will provide pediatric hearing aid services and speech and language treatment for children with cochlear implants. The grant includes more than $100,000 to help pay for evaluations, post-surgical audiology services and speech-language therapy sessions for children with cochlear implants. About $100,000 was allocated for pediatric hearing aid evaluations, hearing aids and follow-up services.

“We are grateful for the United Way’s continued support,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the Callier Center and holder of the Sara T. Martineau Professorship in Communication Disorders. “These grants provide crucial programs and services for children with hearing impairments in our community.”

The grants are used to offset discounted service costs for children with limited resources. The center expects to provide services for about 400 children with cochlear implants and 500 children with hearing aids during the funding period.

The Callier Center has received support from the United Way since 1968.


Media Contact: Connie Piloto, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4996, cxp104220@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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The Callier Center will use United Way support to provide pediatric hearing aid services and speech and language treatment for children with cochlear implants.

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