Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?

In recent years, selling and donating items we no longer use to consignment shops and charitable organizations has become popular. What happens when you have a used electric wheelchair that you no longer need, and you want to pay it forward? Whether you’re using a newer motorized wheelchair or the person who used the olderContinue reading “Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?”

What is the Width of a Wheelchair?

When choosing the right wheelchair for your mobility needs, it’s important to choose a model that is the correct size for both your safety and comfort. Information like its specifications, such as width, height and weight are all necessary to consider, whether it comes to navigating through your home or transporting it in a vehicle.Continue reading “What is the Width of a Wheelchair?”

Toys for Children with Disabilities

ABLEDATA 8455 Colesville Rd, Ste 935Silver Spring, MD 20910-3319Phone: 800-227-0216Website: abledata.acl.govComprehensive database of assistive technology and rehab equipment, and child appropriate toys. Antoni Toys & Products for the Physically Challenged PO Box 1662University StationPortland, OR 97207Phone: 800-826-8664 Brennan Enterprizes 905 So. Perry StJohnstown, NY 12095Phone: 518-762-1045 Adapted toys focusing on children’s abilities. Constructive Playthings1227 East 119thContinue reading “Toys for Children with Disabilities”

Toll Free Numbers

AMC Cancer Information Center (CO) (800) 525-3777 American Diabetes Assn. (VA) (800) 232-3472 American Kidney Fund Info (MD) (800) 638-8299 American Liver Foundation (NJ) (800) 223-0179 American Paralysis Assn. (NJ) (800) 225-0292 American Parkinsons Disease Assn. (NY) (800) 223-APDA Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (800) 782-4747 Arthritis Foundation (800) 283-7800 Cancer Information Service (CA) (800) 4-CANCERContinue reading “Toll Free Numbers”

Pen Pals

Children’s Hopes and Dreams Wish Fulfillment Foundation Pen Pal Program 280 Route 46Dover, NJ 07801-3633Phone: 973-361-7366Fax: 973-361-6627E-mail: chdfdover@juno.comMatches special pen-pal friends to children ages 5 to 18 with any chronic or life threatening illness, condition or disability. Discover A Pal E-mail: anna@discovertechnology.comThe directory lists those with their world by communication with other persons, either with or withoutContinue reading “Pen Pals”

Newsletters

Breaking New Ground (newsletter for farmers & ranchers with physical disabilities) Purdue University1146 Dept. of Agricultural EngineeringWest Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 Careers and the Disabled Equal Opportunity Publications1160 E Jericho Turnpike #200Huntington, NY 117143Phone: (516) 421-9421E-mail: EOPub@aol.com Connections (newsletter of the National Center for Youth with Disabilities) University of MinnesotaBox 721Minneapolis, MN 55455Phone: (800) 333-6293 Disability IssuesContinue reading “Newsletters”

Financial Assistance

The Brass Ring Society 551 East Semoran Blvd. Suite E-5Fern Park, FL 32730Phone: 800-666-WISH407-339-6188Provides grants to fulfill dreams of children who suffer from a life threatening or terminal illness. Department of Health and Human Services Financial Aid-Federal Hill-Burton Free Care ProgramRockville, MD 20857Phone: 800-638-0742Maryland Residents: 800-492-0359E-mail: DFCRCOMM@HRSA.GOV Website: hhs.govThe Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery manages the Hill-Burton program,Continue reading “Financial Assistance”

College and Education Resources

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) P.O. Box 21192Columbus, OH 43221-0192Phone: 614-488-4972Fax: 614-488-1174E-mail: desouza.2@osu.eduWebsite: www.ahead.orgAHEAD is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. It offers numerous training programs, workshops, publications, and conferences. American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities 8630 Fenton Street,Continue reading “College and Education Resources”

Clothing

Adaptogs, Inc. 201 North WashingtonPO Box 339Otis, CO 80743(800) 535-8247 Anitavee’s Adaptive Apparel 3000 B East Main St.Columbus, OH, 43209(888) 246-8203Website: www.anitavee.comE-mail: info@anitavee.com Creative Designs 848 McHenry Ave. #155, PMB 113Modesto, CA 95356Phone (209) 523-3166 or 1-800-335-4852Fax (209) 523-5893Website: robes4you.comE-mail: robes4you@aol.com Cuddle Bug Originals/Wheelmates 611 East WashingtonPittsfield, IL 62363Phone: (217) 285-6520 Disability Resource Directory (DRD) Adaptive Clothing Apparel andContinue reading “Clothing”