Post-Polio Resource Locator
Use the map below to find providers, support groups and resources near you.
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National and Online Resources
AARP Foundation is a national organization that serves vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials. Check your local AARP for potential grant opportunities.
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
The Administration for Community Living provides resources and information for older adults and people of all ages with disabilities so that everyone can live and fully participate in their communities.
Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging is a group of statewide agencies that help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Check your local Area Agency on Aging for potential funding or equipment exchange opportunities.
Assistive Technology Industry Association is a premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities.
Braun Ability manufactures wheelchair accessible conversion vans, with more than 250 van dealer locations across North America. They provide lists of wheelchair van grants by state on their website.
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation is a foundation that offers grants for individual needs which are reviewed quarterly. Funds are limited and they generally cannot support charitable grants over $10,000. Requests should be for a specific item. Requests from Wisconsin residents are given precedence but are not limited to the state.
Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance
The Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance lists state and territory assistive technology programs. Individuals with disabilities and their families can learn about State/Territory AT Program activities and how to access them.
Chive Charities provides grant funding to people with rare medical conditions, such as post-polio syndrome. They determine a grant amount that may cover essential medical needs such as mobility equipment. Note: Individuals must apply to be approved by their board.
CPAP Assistance Program
This is a CPAP mask and supply program. Please check their website or contact them to see if a prescription is required for participation and if prescription must be received prior to shipping.
Most faith-based organizations have discretionary funds to serve the community. Consider contacting your local houses of worship for assistance. We listed a few examples here, but there are several organizations across the nation of all religious creeds with similar missions. Examples: Catholic Charities USA, Jewish Funders Network, Lutheran Services in America, Volunteers of America, YMCA, and YWCA.
GoFundMe is a for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money online for medical and mobility equipment. Note: Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people.
I Got Legs
I Got Legs is a nonprofit organization dedicated to re-enabling people with physical challenges by providing opportunities, programs, and grants that unlock an improved quality of life. Note:
Grants are not available for the purchase of new or used vans; funds are available only for vehicle modifications. Grants are disbursed directly to suppliers of the desired equipment or
modifications, not to grantees.
Lions Clubs are international organizations designed to raise money for what they deem as worthy causes. All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes. Note: Check your local Lions Club for for equipment or funding resources.
Mightycause is an online fundraising software for empowering nonprofits, people, & the causes they believe in. Note: Crowdfunding is funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people.
The Mobility Resource
The Mobility Resource sells accessible vans, and lists disability grants for accessible vehicles and equipment. These grants and other programs could help you finance a wheelchair van, scooter, wheelchair lift, adaptive driving equipment, or other mobility product.
MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers. They list grant assistance and resources by state on their website. Note: Check MobilityWorks in your area for grants and funding resources.
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Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA's national equipment program helps provide good-condition, gently used wheelchairs and other medical equipment, such as shower chairs, hospital beds, walkers, canes, communication
devices, etc. when available and as feasible.
National Assistive Technology Act Tech Assistance & Training Center
National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center's mission is to increase access to & acquisition of assistive technologies by individuals with disabilities
across the lifespan. They offer a Device Demonstration and Device Loan program. Note: They provide a way to search for assistive technology programs in your state.
National Council on Independent Living
The National Council on Independent Living advances independent living & the rights of people with disabilities. There are Centers for Independent Living (CIL) serving most communities throughout the country. A CIL is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services. Click the button to the right to find your local CIL.
National Disability Institute - Assistive Technology Loan Program
National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility
NOVA provides a mobility assistance grant program that is directed to individuals with disabilities who have secured the majority of the money needed to fund vehicle modification products and just need some additional help to reach their goal.
Post-Polio Health International
PHI's mission is to collect, preserve and make available research and knowledge to promote the well-being and independence of polio survivors, home ventilator users, their caregivers and families, and to support the health professionals who treat them. PHI offers assistance of up to $800 for orthotics or custom-made shoes for polio survivors. PHI also has a separate fund specifically for Missouri residents. Contact PHI for an application.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America offers a free, online tool to find highly qualified, assistive technology professionals in your area.
Rifton Equipment Exchange Programs
Rifton Equipment Exchange Programs lists agencies and programs that offer opportunities to loan, borrow, or exchange assistive technology devices and equipment via web-based information exchange.
Rotary International is a global service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, including polio vaccinations in an effort to eradicate polio. Note: Check for a Rotary Club in you area for possible grants and funding resources for local polio survivors.
Triumph Foundation provides grants to help individuals get the necessary adaptive equipment for activities of daily living. It is national, but prioritizes Southern California residents.
United Way is a national organization that helps communities with a focus on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life. Check for United Way in your area for grants and funding resources.