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.
- A Day in Our Shoes
Special needs blog with information on education and travel
This blog features great tips to make traveling with a power wheelchair hassle-free.
Service that helps people find accessible properties around the world (like an accessible “AirBnB”)
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
- Disability.gov’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
- 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
Air Travel Organizations
- Air Charity Network
- American Airlines Kids in Need
- Angel Flight East
- Angel Flight Northeast
- Angel Flight Southeast
- Angel Flight West
- Mercy Medical
- Miracle Flights
- National Patient Travel Center (Helps arrange air and ground travel)
- Operation Liftoff
Ground Travel Organizations
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