There are several resources on our site and elsewhere specifically for people with disabilities and grantseekers looking for disability-related funding that we have gathered together to facilitate your research efforts. Three main gateways on our Web site lead to this information.
The resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, Social Security Disability and SSI. It also answers questions about Social Security retirement benefits and provides resource links on topics such as Medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the Social Security Administration's Disability Determination Services (DDS), as well as a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including Medicaid for disabled adults.
This non-profit organization grants wishes to chronically and terminally ill, disabled and physically abused children and young adults, ages 3 to 21. An annual reunion is also held to encourage children with Progeria.
“Since 1997 the Travis Roy Foundation has distributed more than $2.5 million in individual grants [for spinal cord injury survivors] to research projects and rehabilitation institutions across North America. The individual grant funds have been used to modify vans and to purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.”
This program provides grants to states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to make special education and related services available to children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5 and, at a state's discretion, to 2-year-olds with disabilities who will turn 3 during the school year.
Variety Kids on the Go! aims to help kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of their community by providing funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers, prosthetic limbs and other devices to families with the most need.
With Eddie’s Help seeks out opportunities to improve the lives of children and adults by providing financial assistance wherever and whenever possible to enhance opportunities for others to have a better future, including disability assistance for persons with ALS.