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 Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology

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Below are some listings of resources in the US to help finance assistive technology such as wheelchair accessible vans, adaptive technology and computer programs that can assist those with special needs as well as the accessories needed to help you achieve your goals to name just a few. Getting loans is currently the most sought-after solution for financing business ventures but hopefully the information below will provide those in the assistive technology niche an alternative. If you have suggestions or some new resources, please send them to icdri@icdri.org. We will get them up on the this page as soon as possible.

Be aware that you will have to make a number of contacts and be persistent in contacting the resources as well as being specific as to what you needs are. It is useful to have a this all written down as many of these organizations will require written documentation  as to the specifics of what you are asking for assistance with, and the needs of the person who will be the direct recipient of the benefits of this assistance. 

Not all organizations listed will provide direct assistance, but they are good organizations and may well be able to help find resources that can provide direct help in the areas needed. 

Financing Accessible Vans - Courtesy of AMS Vans
A new mobility funding page that has grants, loans, and other mobility finance options for the disabled community. Call 800.775.8267 to find out more!

Student Financial Aid - If you are seeking aid for a student with a disability, go to our page at http://www.icdri.org/Financial%20Aid/finaid.htm and check out the resources listed there.

Bad credit credit cards At Better Credit UK you can find advice on how to improve your credit rating and sources of loans and credit cards regardless of your credit history as well as obtain your free credit report.

The BetterTrades coaches will teach you how to achieve your specific financial goals. Learn option trading from Better trade founder Freddie Rick .

Once your cash advances are approved, your custom loans money will be transferred via ACH directly into your checking account.

 Compare payday loan lenders online and acquire a fast loan to take of that emergency or overdue bill.





Need a used wheelchair van? Service, Selection and Value are what set these used handicapped van dealers apart from all the other mobility van dealers.

Resources and Suggestions

General Resources and Suggestions

AAPD Digital Federal Credit Union
http://www.aapd.com/docs/benefits.php#2 - please read the page closely as there may specific conditions associated with joining the credit union.

Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project
The Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project (ATFSCP) provides training, technical assistance, and information on assistive technology funding and systems change issues nationwide in the USA.

Easter Seals
Enter your zip code in the space near the top of the page to find your local Easter Seals organization.

For Florida the e FAAST Program

Lions Clubs,
To find your local Lions Club, go to http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.shtml# and follow the link to the club locator. It will open in a new page.  Follow the instructions on the new page for finding a local Lions Club

Local Business Service organizations
This will require research depending on the area in which you live.

 They often like to take up this type of  project. It's a little phone work for you, and will requite some persistence, but it could pay off with more what you are originally seeking. Sometimes these groups do respite car, take the person to church, involved kids with disabilities in activities, have support groups etc.

RESNA group http://www.resna.org/AFTAP/state/index.html
33 of the 50 states currently offering this type of financing.

Local Religious Organizations
This will depend on your location and affiliation. 

Rotary Club
to find your local Rotary Club, try going to http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/SiteTools/ClubLocator/Pages/ridefault.aspx and using the advanced option.  This should give you all the clubs in your state.  Pick the one closest to you.

United Cerebral Palsy  Web site
How to find local UCP  - go to http://www.ucp.org/ucp_general.cfm/1/7 This will give you instructions on how to find your local UCP Affiliate

Also, there is a page on the UCP Web site to help get funding for assistive technology.  Check out Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project (ATFSCP) ( http://www.ucp.org/ucp_channeldoc.cfm/1/12/69/69-69/979 )

United Way
To find a local United way in your area go to http://www.unitedway.org/myuw/index.cfm and follow the instructions on the screen.

US Assistive Technology Program( ATP) Site Listings by state

Resources Specific to a condition

Multiple Sclerosis Society
In order to find you local MS Organization, go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_FIND_homepage and follow the instructions on the page.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
In order to find the local chapter for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in you area go to http://www.mdausa.org/ and look for the search box under MDA in your community.  Enter your zip code.  This should bring back the organization closes to the zip code that is entered.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
In order to find a chapter in the area in which you are interested, go to http://www.spinalcord.org/ and follow the link labeled Local Resources by State.  Follow the directions on the screen.


Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid
If you are seeking aid for a student with a disability, go to our page at http://www.icdri.org/Financial%20Aid/finaid.htm and check out the resources listed there.




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