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We love our Wike! Below is the link to the special needs one, but we just got the smaller one which is also on their site (http://www.wicycle.com/child_moonlite_bicycle_trailer.php) — fits our daughter and her sister. It is very sturdy and converts to a push stroller when taken off the bike so you can bike somewhere and then easily push it around off the bike when you get there. We will have to upgrade to this bigger one soon though! The big one has the nice feature of the top going back for easy in and out.
Small Steps in Speech:
Small Steps in Speech is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization which provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services aimed at improving their communication skills. (Based in NJ but gives nationally) .
Wheelchair used vans assistance:
Family must demonstrate that they do not have the resources to afford a vehicle on their own and show a good driving record. They will also be required to carry car insurance, register the vehicle and pick it up. (Based in NJ but gives nationally) .
Neighbor to Nation:
Neighbor To Nation’s charities provide essential services to people all over the world. They help people who are homeless, hungry, disabled, sick, orphans, and affected by natural disasters – just to name a few of the causes our charities support.
Autism Care Treatment: (ACT-Today):
Families need to make less than 100,000 a year are considered first. Families over are second reviewed. Families with more than one child of ASD are reviewed with priority. Amount of grant request – Typical grants awarded range between $100 – $5,000.Covers what insurance doesn’t in the care treatment of a child with Autism or Spectrum Disorder. See site for NOT covered items. There are cycles to apply, but it constantly rolls every three months. The application autmatically saves, as you fill it out.
Bright Steps Forward: Intensive Pediatric Therapy funding: 40 locations in US./ Financial Based
Bright Steps Forward, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy to financially disadvantaged children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, disabilities of prematurity, autism and other congenital or acquired conditions that affect their physical functioning.Intensive pediatric therapy uses state-of-the-art therapy techniques, such as the Suit Therapy Method, A form fitting suit consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, kneepads, and specially adapted shoes, all connected to each other through a system of adjustable straps and elastic bands. and Hyperbaric Oxygen
National Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program:
click on your state under : LIHEAP State or Territory Contacts
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with:
Income based, priorities for elderly, disabled
National Home Free Ramps
NY, NH, MA, CT or RI area funding for nonmedical equipment. A MUST SEE WEBSITE! Weighed blankets, ramps, van modifications, home, Ipads the list goes on and on. The stipulation: referral signed by doctor of the child or social worker, therapist showing how the equipment would be beneficial directly with the diagnosis.
Here is a site that funds for mobility issues! Explore their programs!
Variety aids children with physical challenges whose families cannot afford, nor obtain through insurance, necessary mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, specially-designed adaptive bikes, and other mobility devices.
Variety provides funding for the equipment that helps them not only exercise and grow stronger, but also helps them engage with family, friends and classmates to become confident, independent, active members of their communities
We have had this sling support for several years and LOVE it! My daughter can walk pretty well with assistance but because she can’t use her hands at all she hasn’t been able to use a gait trainer and walking with her hands held works but only for a short time, then she gets fussy and wants to wring her hands. This has small straps on the side that you hold on to, all I have to do is tug a bit on the leg that needs to advance and that prompting gets her to pick up her foot. She is 8 1/2 years old, about 42 pounds and 44 inches tall and we are still using it just fine so don’t let the picture fool you.
You can t find a better balance support. Our Sling Support was designed by a therapist and is great for gait training, balance training, learning how to ride a bike, and more. Perfect for any situation where extra support, without hindrance, is needed. Our Sling Support fits waists from 20″- 24-1/2″ (51cm-62cm); children 35″- 50″ tall (89cm-127cm); 30 – 47 lbs. (13.6kg-21.3kg); and approximately 3-8 years of age. Made of nylon webbing.