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 The listing of resources below is a work in progress and by no means complete. If you know of any additional resources we should consider, please email info@givingsongs.org with the appropriate link(s). 

Mobility Resources

Adaptive Mobility Systems

Adaptive Mobility Systems

Adaptive Mobility Systems

https://www.amsvans.com/


Founded in 1999, AMS was one of the first wheelchair accessible vehicle providers to offer new and used Dodge, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen vans for sale with delivery nationwide at affordable prices. The company has wheelchair van dealerships expanding across the country to accommodate wheelchair users in need of handicap vans. 

BraunAbility

Adaptive Mobility Systems

Adaptive Mobility Systems

 https://www.braunability.com/us/en.html


For over 45 years, BraunAbility has been committed to changing lives for people with physical disabilities through innovative mobility solutions that provide independence and ease-of-use. As the brand most recommended by mobility dealers, BraunAbility combines quality product solutions with service and financing expertise.

Clock Mobility

Adaptive Mobility Systems

Creative Mobility Group

 https://www.clockmobility.com/ 


Clock Mobility has over 30 years’ experience in understanding the unique needs of individuals facing physical challenges. The company provides products and services, such as wheelchair lifts, wheelchair van sales, wheelchair van rentals, hand controls and adaptive equipment. (Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Traverse City, MI locations.)

Creative Mobility Group

Creative Mobility Group

Creative Mobility Group

 https://www.creativemobilitygroup.com/ 


CMG provides accessible vehicles—rear-entry and side-entry lowered floor minivans, full-size conversion vans, SUVs and para-transit vehicles. CMG also offers vehicle modifications such as hand controls, left-foot accelerators, wheelchair securement systems, scooter and powerchair hoists. (Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI locations.)

Freedom Motors

Creative Mobility Group

Gresham Driving Aids

https://www.freedommotors.com/


Freedom Motors USA has been producing wheelchair accessible vehicles since 1987. Every model offered benefits from over three decades of research and development. While its manufacturing facility is in Battle Creek, Michigan, Freedom Motors delivers to communities nationwide.

Gresham Driving Aids

Creative Mobility Group

Gresham Driving Aids

https://www.greshamdrivingaids.com/ 


Since its founding in 1958 Gresham Driving Aids has grown to encompass more than 50,000 square feet of service area in three convenient Michigan locations; Wixom, Kalamazoo and Saginaw. The company's main focus remains on the founder's dream... a mobile and fulfilling life for the physically challenged. 

Mobility Advisor

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

Mobility Advisor

https://www.mobility-advisor.com/ 


Mobility-Advisor.com serves as an informational guide on wheel chairs, mobility equipment, disability resources, adaptive aids, and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance. 

MobilityWorks

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

Mobility Advisor

https://www.mobilityworks.com/ 


MobilityWorks® is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers – serving the disabled community with wheelchair accessible minivans, full-size vans with lifts and commercial fleet vehicles.  MobilityWorks serves some of the largest major metropolitan areas of the United States, including: Akron-Cleveland, Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Newark, Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington DC, and many others.  

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

 https://nmeda.com/  


NMEDA is a non-profit association of mobility equipment manufacturers,  dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other mobility  professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with  disabilities and driving independence through the use of wheelchair  accessible vehicles. 

National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

https://novafunding.org/ 


A 501(c)(3) public charity, NOVA provides programs, products and services that enhance the lives of the more than 22 million Americans and others worldwide with mobility impairments and disabilities.


NOVA’s Ralph Braun Grant Program provides vehicle accessibility and modification grants to qualified grant applicants throughout the United States and Canada in need of financial assistance. Since its inception in 2010, the Ralph Braun Grant Program has provided more than $1,000,000 in grants and vehicle accessibility services to those in need. NOVA proudly supports ALL National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) manufacturer mobility products sold by certified NMEDA mobility dealers. 

Special Kids Fund

National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

Superior Van and Mobility

https://www.specialkidsfund.org/ 


SKF is a unique children's charity alliance of social service organizations, hospitals, camps and schools caring for developmentally disabled children and at-risk youth.  SKF also runs a widely acclaimed Wheelchair Van Assistance Program, helping needy families nationwide access handicap vans for disabled family members.  

Superior Van and Mobility

National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

Superior Van and Mobility

https://www.superiorvan.com/ 


Superior Van and Mobility provides mobility solutions for the consumer and commercial transportation industry through 16 locations, including South Bend, Fort Wayne, Fishers, Indianapolis and Evansville, IN; Louisville and Lexington, KY, Knoxville, TN, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Omaha, NE; Pensacola, FL; Montgomery, AL; and Fayetteville, Little Rock and Jonesboro, AR.

National Resources

AbleThrive

Assistive Technology Industry Association

AbleThrive

https://ablethrive.com/ 


AbleThrive is a central hub of aggregated support resources customized for those with disabilities or caring for someone with a disability

The Arc

Assistive Technology Industry Association

AbleThrive

https://thearc.org/ 


The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Assistive Technology Industry Association

https://www.atia.org/ 


ATIA’s mission is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

Chive Charities

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Assistive Technology Industry Association

https://chivecharities.org/ 


Chive Charities is committed to championing the underdogs. Targeting three specific causes: rare medical diagnoses, first responders and veterans, Chive spreads awareness through sharing the personal stories of grit, courage, and perseverance. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Chive Charities inspires a new generation to support causes that would otherwise be forgotten. 

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. 

Disabled World

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/foundations/us-organizations.php 


List of Government, NGO's and disability organizations that provide help, support and assistance for persons with disabilities.

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Epilepsy Foundation of America

https://www.epilepsy.com/ 


The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

First Hand Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Epilepsy Foundation of America

https://www.firsthandfoundation.org/ 


First Hand provides funding for children whose families cannot afford medical care, equipment,  vehicle modifications, or displacement related to care.  Please review their assistance criteria and financial guidelines to determine if your child qualifies for funding.  

Hannah's Care Packages

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Hannah's Care Packages

https://www.hannahscarepackages.org/


The mission of Hannah’s Care Packages is to bring hope, encouragement, and support to parents of children with life-altering illnesses or chronic physical conditions by bringing care packages filled with items they may need during hospital stays. To date, more than 900 packages have been delivered in over 26 states. 

Kids Wish Network

Kids Wish Network

Hannah's Care Packages

https://www.kidswishnetwork.org/ 


Kids Wish Network has been making dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of children since 1997. What started with the single purpose of granting wishes to children suffering with life-threatening conditions now includes additional programs to benefit kids nationwide, including Hero of the Month, Project Toy Drop, Holiday of Hope Gift Banks, and A Child Forever Funeral Assistance.

Little Bear Sees

Kids Wish Network

Little Bear Sees

https://littlebearsees.org/ 


Little Bear Sees is a website run by parents of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment). Their mission is to pass on information and tips they have learned to other parents and caregivers of children with CVI.

Lori's Voice

Kids Wish Network

Little Bear Sees

http://www.lorisvoice.org/ 


The purpose of Lori’s Voice is to provide funding for equipment, educational resources, or expenses related to medical treatment of individuals up to the age of eighteen (18) who have neurological, muscular or other degenerative conditions resulting in permanent impairment or mobility issues.

Make-a-Wish

Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents

https://wish.org/ 


Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of life-changing wishes to children battling critical illnesses over the past 40 years.  A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. 


Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents

https://www.php.com/

Parents Helping Parents supports, educates, and inspires families and the community to build bright futures for youth and adults with special needs. With 40+ years of supporting families, PHP’s experienced staff members have a national reputation for being a trusted source of information for helping parents, caregivers, and children with special needs.

Sunshine Foundation

Parents Helping Parents

Sunshine Foundation

https://www.sunshinefoundation.org/ 


Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.  

TASH

Travis Roy Foundation

Sunshine Foundation

https://tash.org/ 


TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates.

Team IMPACT

Travis Roy Foundation

Travis Roy Foundation

https://www.teamimpact.org/ 


Team IMPACT connects children battling serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes.

Travis Roy Foundation

Travis Roy Foundation

Travis Roy Foundation

https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/


The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Eligible grant items include  wheelchairs, vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts), small home modifications including bath, ramp, and lift installations, computers, bed/mattress, shower chairs and lifts. (Note: paralysis must be due to a spinal cord injury caused by a sudden, unexpected accident. The Travis Roy Foundation cannot extend assistance to those who experience paralysis as a complication existing at birth.)

United Cerebral Palsy

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

https://ucp.org/ 


National resource for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

https://www.uhccf.org/


UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.

Variety - the Children's Charity

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

Variety - the Children's Charity

https://usvariety.org/


Variety – the Children’s Charity’s purpose is to serve children who are less fortunate – children who live and grow up with a serious illness, disability or disadvantage. Variety’s Care Program delivers critical life-saving medical equipment and services, healthcare and well-being to individual children and children’s health organizations. Variety’s Freedom Program delivers vital life-changing equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion to individual children and children’s organizations. Variety’s Future Program delivers crucial life-enriching communication equipment and services, education and self-esteem to individual children and children’s organizations.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids

Wheelchairs 4 Kids

Variety - the Children's Charity

https://wheelchairs4kids.org/ 


Wheelchairs 4 Kids provides wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive and therapeutic devices for children that have limited mobility due to illness, accident or abuse.

Michigan-based Resources

Alternatives in Motion

ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

https://alternativesinmotion.org/


Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Alternatives in Motion was founded in 1993 to meet the West Michigan community’s growing need for mobility equipment and repair services. Their mission is to enhance independence through access to mobility equipment. 


ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

https://atxchange.org/ 


The AT Xchange is designed to facilitate transactions between residents of Michigan exchanging, donating, or selling used assistive technology (AT).

Emily Ann Griffin Foundation

ATXchange - Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program

Emily Ann Griffin Foundation

http://eagf.org/ 


The Emily Ann Griffin Foundation was established in the spring of 2002 in the memory of a delightful, spirited, red-haired little girl who, despite her special needs, radiated love through her precious smile. The foundation has been able to touch the lives of families who are not able to afford the costly medical equipment often prescribed to support and enhance their child’s life. 

Friendship Circle

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

Emily Ann Griffin Foundation

https://www.friendshipcircle.org/ 


Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization affiliated with Lubavitch of Michigan. Their goal is to provide every individual with special needs the support, friendship and inclusion that they deserve. Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. 

Michigan Alliance for Families

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

https://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/our-partners/ 


Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded Initiative and the state’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. Their partner agency resource list can connect Michigan families with many important resources.

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund

https://www.michigan.gov/csnfund/ 


The Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families. 

The Oxford Kids Foundation

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

https://oxfordkidsfoundation.org/ 


The Oxford Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping Michigan children with disabilities, chronic illness, and traumatic injuries have access to therapies and medical care not covered by insurance.  

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

https://penrickton.org/ 


Penrickton Center, established in 1952, is a private, non-profit five day residential and day care agency serving blind, multi- disabled children ages one through twelve. Penrickton Center is located in Taylor, Michigan. 

The Rainbow Connection

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

The Rainbow Connection

https://www.rainbowconnection.org/ 


The Rainbow Connection makes wishes come true for Michigan children with  life threatening medical conditions.  Founded  by L. Brooks Patterson and incorporated in 1985 as a wish granting  organization, the Rainbow Connection  has granted the wishes of more  than 3,600 Michigan children as well  as provided special assistance,  enhancements, and support to wish families when needed. 

Share A Smile

Share A Smile

The Rainbow Connection

http://shareasmile.org/ 


Share A Smile is a Michigan-based charitable organization founded in 1999 to meet the needs of ordinary citizens struggling with financial crisis, due to unemployment, health crisis, or natural disaster. 

Regional Resources outside of Michigan

Angels With Special Needs

Angels With Special Needs

Angels With Special Needs

http://www.angelswithspecialneeds.org


Angels With Special Needs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in South Carolina for children and youth who are severely disabled. The organization primarily focuses on providing severely disabled children and youth inclusion in recreation and social activities such as ceramics, arts and crafts, gymnastics, and music at no charge to their families.

Bright Steps Forward

Angels With Special Needs

Angels With Special Needs

http://www.brightstepsforward.org/


Founded in 2005 to help families in need, Bright Steps Forward, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure that all children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with neurological or developmental disorders have access to top quality special needs education and therapeutic interventions so they can achieve their maximum potential.

Houston Children's Charity

Angels With Special Needs

Houston Children's Charity

 https://houstonchildrenscharity.org/programs/chariots-children/ 


Houston Children's Charity is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and handicapped children who have been otherwise left behind. HCC’s “Chariots for Children” program is dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation to families of disabled, wheelchair-bound children through handicapped accessible vans. 

Kayla's Directory

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

Houston Children's Charity

http://www.kaylasdirectory.org/ 


The website’s mission is to enrich the lives of Vermont’s special needs children through greater community involvement and increased access to developmental services and recreational activities.

Marty Lyons Foundation

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

https://martylyonsfoundation.org/ 


 The Marty Lyons Foundation (MLF) was established in 1982 to fulfill the wishes of children ages 3 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The Foundation has 10 Chapters granting wishes in 13 states – Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. MLF has granted over 7,900 wishes. 


The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

http://themorganproject.org/


Created in 2001, the M.O.R.G.A.N. Project’s mission is ``to provide the tools for a therapeutic and fun experience to individuals with developmental differences.``  Based in Melbourne, FL, the organization’s services include Quality of Life support programs, a Snoezelen-based Multi-Sensory Activities at Morgan's Place, and volunteer outreach in the local community.

Special Kids Therapy

Wheel to Walk Foundation

Wheel to Walk Foundation

http://specialkidstherapy.org/ 


Special Kids Therapy in Findlay, Ohio is a non-profit organization that supports families with children with special health care needs. Special Kids Therapy (SKT) helps with necessities and fun therapies that are not met by insurance, other charities, and/or government agencies. Clients include children with moderate to severe physical, mental and/or emotional challenges.

Wheel to Walk Foundation

Wheel to Walk Foundation

Wheel to Walk Foundation

http://www.wheeltowalk.com/ 


The Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps disabled children in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or California, aged 20 years and younger, obtain medical and adaptive equipment or therapy services not provided by insurance. The foundation purchases items such as therapy tricycles, adaptive strollers, shower chairs, pumper cars, zip zac chairs, selective communication devices, gait trainers, speech therapy and wheelchairs, to name a few. 

WillPower Foundation

Wheel to Walk Foundation

WillPower Foundation

http://willpowerfoundation.org/ 


The WillPower Foundation provides financial support that empowers Western Massachusetts families and individuals with different abilities to meet their unique needs.

Zane's, Inc.

Zane's, Inc.

WillPower Foundation

https://zanesfoundation.org/site/ 


The mission of Zane’s, Inc. is to provide services for children and adults with special needs in Northeast Ohio.  This is done through funding assistance, and community outreach and educational programs.Financial support can be designated for things such as:  camps, therapies, respite, assistive or adaptive equipment, communicative devices that help to meet daily challenges. 

Helpful Articles

http://www.icdri.org/Articles/WchairVan_grant.html 


Article with tips on applying for wheelchair accessible van grant.

https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/wheelchair-accessible-vans/


Article on wheelchair accessible vans for children, including several possible resource categories where parents with disabled children can seek help.

https://wheelchairtravel.org/airports-with-adult-changing-tables-usa/


Many people with significant intellectual or physical disabilities cannot utilize a standard toilet, instead requiring equipment such as a hoist and height-adjustable changing table to use the bathroom in safety and comfort. A number of airports in the United States have installed adult changing stations, which keep disabled people off the bathroom floor and reduces the stress of flying with a disability. This article lists adult changing tables around the country to help those in need better plan an accessible journey.

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