iCare/iPad

REGISTRATION FOR THE I CARE I PAD PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!!!  Since 2012 Down Country has awarded over 300 i Pads to Tri-State Area Schools, teachers and therapists!

I Care/I Pad Program- Please contact Kate Dougherty 217-617-3568 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions!  To see the list of current registrants, schools and plan implantation, as well as, past recipients, please scroll to the bottom of the page!!!

Since the introduction of Down Country’s I Care/ I Pad program March 21, 2012, Down Country has supplied over 200 I Pads to Tri State Area Teachers and Therapists. 

Program Goal:  To put I Pad/Tablet, and other technology or experimental technology in the hands of Tri-State Area educator/therapists.  To work with and encourage district technology plan development and aid districts in the acquisition of technology. Additionally, furthering communication between community, school, and therapeutic technology needs.

I Care/ IPad Program Requirements (Registration does not guarantee product)

1)      DISTRICT REGISTRATION:  Contact Kate Dougherty at 217-617-3568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Technology requests are NOT limited to Apple products but are based on each districts unique need.

2)      INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: ***MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT A DOWN COUNTRY EVENT, MEETING OR WORKSHOP***(See Schedule Page for Listing of Down Country events or visit Facebook/UpatDownCountry.com)

***SPECIAL NOTE:  if your district is registered for the program, you may NOT register for the program as an individual-Down Country works with district’s to develop, supply and implement technology specific to each district’s need and requests.  If you district registers, following your registration, your registration is grandfathered in.

---As an individual registrant technology is owned by the individual, NOT the district, unless recipient signs a waver granting ownership to district-Waver is available at pick-up of technology.

---If you change districts and do NOT notify Down Country –registration becomes invalid (This will be checked)

---if you leave the education/therapy profession and are no longer working with or for EVERY CHILD, it is asked that you “Pay Forward” the technology to the district that you have been utilizing the technology in-

---MANDATORY PARTICIPATION in survey designed by the University of Kansas to aid in the implementation of technology in rural areas.

---RECOMMENDED PARTICIPATION APPRECIATED in fundraising for the I Care/ I Pad either through Donation or Sales or event attendance.