In this new program, CPATH will act as an interim between families and organizations, accepting donations of equipment that children may have outgrown or no longer need, and connecting the equipment with families that could greatly benefit from their use. The intention is to give equipment to families not loan it. Once a family no longer needs the equipment, CPATH would gladly accept it back.
This program will allow families and individuals to exchange very expensive and necessary equipment with one another. Equipment, even necessary for mobility, is often denied by insurance or takes a very long time in the approval process. Children quickly outgrow equipment, yet it is in excellent condition. We will be finding new homes for such pieces and ensuring that every child and person can have access to equipment that will meet their needs. There are no programs in Central Texas for pediatric equipment.