Grants for Disabled Children

Grants for Disabled Children

September 10th, 2012
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Taking care of a disabled or special needs child can be a challenging task, especially when you have limited resources. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of grants, financing and loans to help fund handicap equipment such as wheelchair accessible vans for your baby, infant, toddler, child, or young teenager. If you are in need of some financial help for a handicap accessible van to improve the life of your disabled children, it can take time to find the right kind of grants and financial assistance. We help reduce your time in searching for grants and financial assistance that are tailored for your disabled kids and their needs.

Please Note: For answers to specific grant questions, contact the individual grant foundation. AMS Vans provides the Wheelchair Van Grant Directory as a complimentary service to assist as many people as we can, but we do not have more specific grant information than what is described here. Please contact the individual handicap van grant providers for complete assistance. To learn more about how to apply for wheelchair van grant funding to buy a handicap van or convert a pre-owned minivan, view “How to Apply for a Grant for Wheelchair Vans, Mobility Equipment, or Minivan Conversions.”

Disabled Child Grant Resources

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund (DCRF)
This funding resource provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT)
Provides trust services for children with disabilities.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
A non-profit Section 501(c)(3) charity funded by contributions from UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and its employees, as well as the generosity of individuals and corporations.

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Small grants available for chronically ill children.

Easter Seals
This foundation helps disabled people and their families overcome obstacles on the road to independence and reach personal goals.

Administration for Children & Families
New funding opportunities are displayed on this website on an ongoing basis

President’s Choice Children’s Charity
This grant for kids is dedicated to helping children who are physically or developmentally challenged. The aim is to remove obstacles that make everyday living extremely difficult and to provide these young people with a renewed sense of dignity, independence, and freedom.

Your local Rotary Club
Often there are community funds set aside for individuals and families that need assistance. Stop by or call your a local rotary club with information about the needs of your disabled child and family. Often presenting this in handwritten form gets more attention.

Sometimes provides assistance when it involves a child or children and other special circumstances.

Medicaid/Department of Human Services (DHS)
Children are screened often as part of the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diasnosis, and Treatement (EPSDT) program of Medicaid. Under the “rehabilitative services” people can receive handicap van or lift funding for the intention of obtaining their “best possible functional levels.”

Finding child (or children) grants for funding wheelchair vans help you obtain mobility freedom. Disabled and special needs kids deserve the same freedom as adults, and with foundations designed to aid in the purchase of wheelchair van, you can get out to show them the world.

Not finding the funding that you need for your child? Look through our Mobility Finance page to find other funding resources for your disabled or special needs child.


Huge thank you to our friends at AMS VANS for putting together this amazing resource list.

8 thoughts on “Grants for Disabled Children”

  1. This information is great!! I work for a Early Intervention program in West Virginia .. are there any grants available to assist families that have medical bills and insurance did not cover?? Thank you!!

  2. i am a mom of a young adult with cp.who is in a wheelchair..i need to know if there is any help to get a van with a wheelchair lift or ramp..i can not afford to buy one myself.I have problems taking him to dr appts and outings because of not being able to get him in and out of my van..which i have been told is to old to put a ramp in..

  3. Is there a foundation in s.c. that will help get a used handicapp wheel chair lift.I am the grandmother and as my granddaughter grows she is getting so big. I am having a very hard time taking her places and getting her in the car.I despertaly need help getting a used van financed.Please help


  4. Hello,
    I have cerebral Palsy. I’m 26 years year old. My parents have a hard time transferring me to van the when we go out. I was wondering if you could help us get grants for an auto access seat to make it easier for them? My dad can’t afford to buy one. We have Toyota Sienna Van 2006 Model. Please help me out. I would really appreciate your reply soon! Thank You very much!

  5. Hello,
    I have cerebral palsy. I’m 26 years old. I was wondering if you offer any grant for a transfer seat like an auto access seat because my parents have a hard time lifting me inside our van when we have to go out. I want to make it easier for them because their getting older now. My dad afford to get one for me. I would really appreciate if you could do something to help me. We have a Toyota Sienna Van 2006 Model. I’ll wait for your reply. Thank You very much!

  6. Hello! I appreciate your reply! I was just looking for transfer seat for making it easier for my parents to get me into the van. Do you have any advise on how we can get one because our insurance doesn’t cover it? We really get one, please do reply soon! Thank you very much for your time!

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