There are a number of funding programs available to help families traveling for medical care.   Each program has different eligibility criteria and limitations.  Flights may be made through major commercial airlines using donated frequent flier miles or are offered by volunteers on private small aircraft.  These organizations provide an option for families to help offset the cost to obtain medical care.

Travel Resources

  • A Day in Our Shoes
    Special needs blog with information on education and travel
  • Access Now
    Search for accessible businesses in your local area.
  • AccessibleGo
    This blog features great tips to make traveling with a power wheelchair hassle-free.
  • Accomable
    Service that helps people find accessible properties around the world (like an accessible “AirBnB”)
  • BHS Travel
    Amy Napoli is certified in Accessible Travel planning and can help plan your family’s next great adventure, annual summer vacation and much more while keeping your accessible travel needs top of mind.
    Carrier specific travel tips for passengers with disabilities and contact information for disability services
  • Curb Free with Cory Lee
    Wheelchair travel blog devoted to sharing the world from a wheelchair user’s perspective
  •’s Guide to Transportation
    Information about transportation options and services including public transportation, paratransit, accessible taxis and volunteer driver programs.
  • Disabled Access Travel
    Online travel agent offering services to disabled people throughout the UK
  • Easy Access Travel
    Accessible cruise and vacation planners
  • Flying with a Power Wheelchair one-pager checklist and English/Spanish printable sign
  • Ground Travel, Hotels, and Equipment Rentals one-pager checklist
  • Guide to Traveling for People with Disabilities
    This site has an extensive list of links categorized by stage of travel (planning, during travel and after) as well as by type of disability
  • Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
    Find links to many great resources for inclusive recreation activities and services.
  • Mobility International USA
    Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. Website includes travel resources.
  • Sage Traveling
    European disabled travel experts
  • TSA Special Procedures
    TSA guidelines for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions
  • TSA Cares
    Call 72 hours in advance of travel, TSA will provide assistance to air travelers with disabilities as they navigate airport security and get to the gate
    Toll-free: 1-855-787-2227

Air Travel Organizations

Ground Travel Organizations


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