These agencies, organizations, and businesses provide accessible vehicles, and/or modifications to existing vehicles. Some also provide financing or funding. Please note that the Great Plains ADA Center does not endorse the services or products of any resources on this list.
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FIRST STOPS - State AT and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
- Check with your state assistive technology center as they sometimes have resources for low-interest loans.
- Check with your state Vocational Rehabilitation Department if a vehicle is needed to get to work.
Email: [email protected]
Dealer of new and used accessible vehicles and modifications throughout the U.S.
Finance Your Wheelchair Van with State Programs and Resources: https://www.amsvans.com/financing-handicap-vans/resources
Personal Vehicle Financing:
“AMS Vans provides in-house financing options to help with purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Choose from flexible terms, trade-in options, extended warranties, and more. AMS Vans is a wheelchair van manufacturer, dealer, and financier. Most traditional banks don't understand what you need to gain mobility freedom. Our accessible vehicles are unique and so are our customers' needs. This is why we offer in-house wheelchair van financing.”
Accessible Vans of America
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Email: [email protected]
200 First Ave NW, Suite 505 Hickory, NC 28601
National Funding for Vans
There are many charities and organizations across the United States and Canada that have programs to help individuals afford mobility equipment. The grants and opportunities vary in amount, but as each of these organizations knows, every little bit counts. You’ll find a range of nonprofits, some apply only to individuals of certain disabilities or income levels. Be sure to read through the requirements carefully, and don’t forget to contact your local BraunAbility dealer about any programs not listed here.
Bryon Reisch Paralysis Foundation
Grants up to $10K but very strict guidelines in place
Online national advertising source where individual and businesses sell their used accessible vehicles and other services and equipment
Freedom Motors USA
Dealer for wheelchair-accessible vehicles that can be shipped all over the US. Phone: 866-576-0698 Text: 269-225-0221
Up to $1K awarded to children under the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of a life-long physical disability affecting the child’s motor skills, for which physical/occupational therapy is part of the treatment program.
The Mobility Resource
The Mobility Resource connects you to the nearest dealer of wheelchair vans and adaptive driving equipment. Much like a traditional auto dealership, we offer rental vehicles and a 24-hour customer service line. Through our large network of dealers, we can connect you to an extensive inventory of adaptive driving equipment. Find everything from wheelchair vans, scooter lifts, hand controls, swivel seating, and more.
Financing Assistance: https://www.themobilityresource.com/financing-handicap-accessible-vehicles
Talk to a Certified Mobility Consultant: 1-877-275-4907
Financing information: https://www.mobilityworks.com/financing/
Has locations throughout the U.S, with stores in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama. MobilityWorks partners with lenders who understand the value of your conversion equipment, offering you a no-hassle buying experience. We can custom tailor the terms of your financing to meet your individual needs; including the length of your loan, the monthly payment amount, and the level of protection that you choose.
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation – Brighter Tomorrow Grant
Assistive-Technology-Program aids for better living such as mobility devices.
Max $1K per recipient
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)
3327 West Bears Avenue Tampa, FL 33618 Phone: 813.264.2697
Email: [email protected]
Use the Dealer Locator on their website to find vehicles in your area. They can help you find: Mobility Equipment – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – Handicap Vans - Handicap Accessible Vehicles
–Funding Resources for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment https://nmeda.com/funding-resources-for-accessible-vehicles-adaptive-equipment/
National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility (NOVA)
This foundation provides vehicle modification grants to individuals with disabilities throughout the United States and Canada. Please note: NOVA does not provide funding for the actual vehicle, only for the adaptive equipment needed to modify the vehicle, such as lifts, hand controls, mobility equipment, van conversions, etc.
For additional information, please email Executive Director Rosemarie Calvert at [email protected]
Special Kids Fund, Inc Nationwide Magic/Mobility Wheelchair Van Donation Assistance
Providing for underprivileged children, adults elderly and especially disabled veterans
Variety the Children’s Charity
Grants for children who need accessible vans/equipment.
Travis Roy Foundation
Travis Roy Foundation offers grants (ranging from $4,000 to $7,500) to paraplegics or quadriplegics paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. Contact: Travis Roy Foundation, 617-619- 8257
Disability Accessibility Through Adapted Vehicles: A Guide from Vehicle Modification to Insurance
- Source: Money Geek Guide to Car Modifications for People with Disabilities https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/resources/people-with-disabilities/
- Source: Insurance Coverage
State of Kansas K-Loan Program
P.O. Box D
Parsons, KS 67357
Online listing of all wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions that have been reviewed for crash-worthiness.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association's (NMEDA) independent engineers have evaluated these vehicles for compliance to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Before you purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle check the list to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed and safe purchase.