• American with Disabilities Dial Ride
  • Valley Metro Reduced Fare Program
  • Funding Resources-because of the high cost of adapted vehicles, many people ask about resources that would help them purchase a vehicle.  There are no resources that would purchase a vehicle outright.  SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE: 1) Contact your church, friends or local civic group to hold a fundraiser. 2) Research and apply for grants that you qualify for. 3) Find out about auto manufacturer programs for adaptive equipment.  Example: http://automobiles.honda.com/information/mobility-assistance.aspx 4) Watch for used, adapted vehicles that often sell much below cost.  Example: ABIL's newsletter, The Bridge.


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Physician Referral

Neurologist: Dr. Cook (Banner)

Pulmonologist:  Dr. Carter (Banner)

Pulmonologist: Dr. Woodward (Phoenix Children's Hospital)

Primary Care Physician: Dr. Wendy Bernatavicius (Phoenix Children's Hospital)

Gastroenterologist: Dr. Williams (aka: Dr. Ursea/Phoenix Children's Hospital)

Nutritionist: Amy Martinez

Neuro Opthomologist: Dr. Bixenmann (Tucson)

Otolaryngologist: Dr. Page (Banner)

Orthopedic: Dr. Vu (Children's Rehabilitation Services)

Endocrinologist: Dr. Olson (Phoenix Chlidren's Hospital)

Pediatric Surgeon: Dr. Vegunta (Banner)

Urologist: Dr. Chang (Banner)




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Administration for Children and Families Grants: www.federalgrants.com/Agency/Administration-for-Children-and-Families.html

AMRIT Foundation-Help for those who would otherwise be unable to access non-traditional medical interventions and therapies due to financial hardship.

Astra Zeneca-Offers free medication to people who earn $30,000 a year or less, or a family of four making up to $60,000 a year. 

Bright Steps Forward-Grants for state-of-art therapy techniques, along with more traditional physical therapy methods to achieve rapid strides in physical strength and coordination.  

Children's Charity Fund-Provides services and purchases medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children, provides educational grants to help children further their education.

College for Students with Disabilities Guide- College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators. 

Different Needz Foundation-Offers special needs families a one-stop shop to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys.  They also have a grant available to purchase such items as well.  

Disabled Children's Relief Fund-Provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.  

Easter Seals-Provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families. 

Faith's Hope Foundation-Help with financial crisis while child is hospitalized.  

Faith and Family Foundation-Offers scholarships for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic riding, adaptive swimming and a variety of programs.  

Fans Across America-Community of sports and entertainment fans committed to providing much needed financial assistance to families with seriously ill and special needs children.  

First Hand Foundation-Assists children with clinically relevant, health-related needs and no financial resources to cover these expenses.  Contact: (816) 201-1569

Friends Like Us-Helps children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational and resource support through various outlets.  

Friends of Man-Grants for therapy, equipment and other needs.  Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker to apply.  

Gia Nicole Angel Foundation- Enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs and his or her family by awarding assistance through the purchase of a specific item or items.  

Gracie's Hope-Funding for therapies such as, but not limited to, PT, OT, Speech, Chelation, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  Provides needed equipment and assist families in finding respite care, and other needed services.  

Hands To Angels Foundation-Grants to support the identification and eventual prevention of rare, genetic disorders, and to provide financial assistance to families coping with the many complications of these disorders. 

Jack's Place (Michigan)-Helps families with children affected by autism afford the support they need for a variety of programs.  

Kaitlin Marie Bell Foundation-Provides financial assistance to children with disabilities who are unable to afford equipment and/or services that they need.  

Kiddie Pool- Works as a fundraiser to help families raise money for special adaptive equipment.  

Kya's Krusade-Provides financial assistance for adaptive equipment and physical therapy, occupational therapy and hippo therapy sessions.

Lindsay Foundation-Assists families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.  

Morgan Project-Provides resources, gently used disability equipment and small grants.  

Parker's Purpose-Monetary assistance up to $1,000.  

Partnership for Prescription Assistance-Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medication they need through the program that is right for them.  Many will get their medication for free or nearly free.  

Prayer Child Foundation-Provides assistance to children 18 years and younger .  

Quota Club-Assists children with speech and hearing disabilities and underprivileged women and children.  Local chapters across the country. 

Sertoma (Service to Mankind) - International organization that deals mainly with speech and hearing disabilities. 

Small Steps in Speech-Assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatments for individuals as well as grants to charitable organizations who serve children with communicative disorders. 

Special Kids Therapy- Scholarships to be used for those therapies or activities that are not funded by public or private insurance, other charities or government agencies.

Special Needs Assistance Program-Modest grants for medical and therapeutic equipment, not covered by health insurance or in the case of no health insurance, throughout the United States, from birth to age 22.  

Sunshine Foundation-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 the financial strain that child's illness may cause.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation-Grants for medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.  

Variety Children's Charity-Helps kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of their community by providing funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers, prosthetic limbs and other devices to families with the most need.

Zane's Foundation-Provides financial support to families of special needs children through funds designated for respite care, therapies, or other assistive equipment.