Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Charities that Provide Adaptive Equipment to Children

In addition to the various loan closets throughout the country that help disabled children and adults--and various ways of financing or receiving donations for adaptive equipment that I've found in the past--there are some charities that accept applications for adaptive equipment for children.  Here are three nationwide programs:

Firsthand Foundation covers many medical needs for children, but also vehicle modification and adaptive equipment.  They don't do van purchases or home modifications, but will finance many smaller things.

Wheel to Walk Foundation provides many adaptive devices that may not be covered by insurance, like shower chairs, therapy tricycles, etc. 

Variety, the show business charity, has a program called Kids on the Go, which provides mobility equipment for disabled children, including tricycles, car seats, stollers, van lifts, house ramps, wheelchairs and more.  Variety suggests that if there is a local chapter of their organization near you that you apply there first,  but if not, you apply to the national office.

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