There is a lot to consider when purchasing an accessible vehicle. What type of vehicle, cargo capacity, rear or side-entry are all things to keep in mind when shopping for a vehicle. Below is a list of helpful links to help you research purchasing an accessible vehicle.

Accessible Vehicle Vendors and Manufacturers

Drive Systems, Lifts, & Locking Systems

Vehicle Accessories

    Strollers, Bath lifts, Shower chairs, Adaptive Seating Retailer
  • Diono
    Car seat & booster seat manufacturer
  • Merritt Car Seats
    Manufacturer of car seats for children and adults with special needs
  • Safe Ride 4 Kids
    “Wearable” carseat for children to use with or without a booster seat
  • R82
    R82 produces technical aids and appliances for disabled children and young people throughout the whole world.
  • Thomashilfen
    Special needs seating, mobility and sleep system manufacturer

Funding Assistance 

  • Team Joseph
    • Duchenne Family Assistance Program assists families financially to help with equipment needs, home modifications, travel assistance, and accessible vehicles and modifications.
  • Variety Children’s Charity
    • Application for the Freedom Program Grant can assist with funding for medical equipment not covered by insurance such as wheelchairs, accessible vans, etc.
  • The Self-Sufficiency Grant
    • This grant from seeks to offer support to individuals and families who need assistance but don’t qualify as being “low-income” households. Their goal is to help ensure that families living just above the poverty line don’t have to spend their last dollar on necessities like adaptable home repairs.
  • Walking Strong
    • Walking Strong has an assistance program that helps Duchenne families with their over-bearing medical needs that are most often not covered by insurance. They have provided families with life-changing items such as a handicap accessible van, Hoyer lifts, in-home ramps, alternative therapies, medical travel expenses, and online training courses for older Duchenne teens to help provide them with a career.
  • Special Kids Fund
    • Supporting special needs kids is the core of our organization. Our mission is to provide vehicles to families of these special children across the nation to give them a chance to have the normal experiences that every child has, growing up as a kid.
  • Find a Local PPMD Connect Group!
    • PPMD Connect Groups are a great way to connect with other families and local resources in your area. Your local Connect Group may also be helpful in finding previously owned vehicles.

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