Thank you to all the generous donors, clients and partners who have supported the CTEC program, and Supported Life Institute as a whole, in 2023. In 2024, we are exploring some exciting grant opportunities, building our agency profile to participate in the Big Day of Giving fundraising event, partnering with schools and other programs to provide group trainings on AAC applications and researching apps, subscriptions and processes that will help us to continue to improve the quality and efficiency of our service delivery. We are motivated and inspired by this community and strive to meet you where you are while encouraging you on the journey to where you want to be.
Happy New Year!!
In Memorium of Randy Kitch (1951-2023)
Randy Kitch, is remembered as a fiercely independent Consumer Advocate with the North Bay Regional Center. Over the course of his life he traveled extensively advocating for people with developmental disabilities rights and services. He was even the subject of a 1970s documentary entitled Randy Kitch Travelin' Man. Randy was also a pioneer in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology, using a Speak N Spell children's toy to communicate before there were formal Speech-Generating Devices available to work with. At one time, Randy served on the Supported Life Institute board of directors in addition to his many other advocacy roles.
Randy's family has extended the option to donate in lieu of flowers to Supported Life Institute - CTEC to support Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Resources.