Perhaps you’re in the market for a new or used wheelchair van. Or, perhaps you’ve been researching your options regarding accessibility equipment and conversions. As you’ve no doubt found, there are a lot, from different styles of ramps and lifts to turning automotive seating systems to hand controls for adaptive driving. Whether you hope to buy, lease or just install modifications, you probably found this page because you’re worried about how you’re going to afford it.
Finding this page was a good start. Here at the Mobility Resource, we went into discovery mode and found the following agencies and organizations that help residents in their quest for the perfect handicap van. Some of them award Nevada disability grants, while others are useful for their ability to direct you toward the best sources of financial aid. They can even tip you off to potential funding assistance you probably wouldn’t encounter on your own.
In addition, talk to people at Nevada-based chapters of associations and charitable groups that deal specifically with your type of disability. They’ll often provide disability grants of varying amounts to individuals in need, and they can also inform you about other options.
Disclaimer: This information is intended to assist you in your purchase or financing of a wheelchair van, and is in no way an offer or advertisement for a free wheelchair van.
SOURCES FOR NEVADA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE
Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program
AT/IL works to keep disabled Nevada residents living and participating in their communities by helping them find and fund assistive technology. It is run by the Nevada Aging and Disability Service Division, whose mission is to enable independent, meaningful lives for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Get in touch for assistance acquiring your wheelchair van or accessibility conversions and equipment.
3416 Goni Rd D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
Nevada Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Nevada’s ADRCs belong to the national network serving the elderly and disabled in a wide variety of ways. Run collaboratively by the US Administration on Community Living and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, they are described as Â“one-stop shopsÂ” for up-to-date information and leading services. Make this an early contact in your search for disability grants.
Nevada Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
AAAs were established by the Older Americans Act of 1965. Multiple offices operate on the state level and exist to coordinate services for the elderly. If you or a family member requires monetary assistance for acquiring a handicap van due to age-related limited mobility, inquire at your local branch.
Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation runs the BVR locations around the state. It is dedicated to helping in-state disabled individuals become employed and keep their jobs. In many instances, this means awarding a disability grant to put toward a handicapped-accessible vehicle.
Nevada Office of Veterans Services (OVS)
Nevada’s OVS is eager to serve those who have served their country. If your military participation or VA care led to limited mobility, or to decreased mobility with a preexisting condition, you should be eligible for a disability grant for a handicap van.
5460 Reno Corporate Dr., Suite 131
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 688-1653 or (866) 630-8387
Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
Contact your state’s SILC for help acquiring a handicap-accommodating vehicle. The Council endeavors to protect and further your ability, as an aging or disabled Nevada resident, to lead an independent lifestyle.
3416 Goni Road, Suite D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
These are only some of the resources available for Nevada disability grants and assistance.