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State & Federal Government Agencies
Vocational Rehabilitation
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation - DORS
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-9442 / 888-554-0334
http://www.dors.state.md.us/dors
Virginia Department of Rehabilitive Services - DRS

8004 Franklin Farms Drive 
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 662-7000
http://www.vadrs.org/default.htm 
 

Social Security

Social Security Administration - How to Apply for Disability Benefits (Outside link)
The Social Security website contains an abundance of information to help you find out if you qualify for disability benefits and guide you through the process of applying. It also includes other information that may be relevant to you. Please direct any questions that you may have to the Social Security office in your area
 

Medicare & Medicaid

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with State governments to administer Medicaid. Find out how to qualify and obtain information about the Medicaid State Waiver Programs.

 
 
Veterans Administration
http://www.va.gov/  

Maryland

VA Regional Office
Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza - Room 233
Baltimore, MD 21201-0001
Call toll free 1-800-827-1000

Virginia

VA Regional Office
210 Franklin Road, SW
Roanoke, VA 24011-2204
Call toll free 1-800-827-1000

 

Rebates

Many manufacturers offer rebate assistance to customers when they purchase mobility equipment.  Each manufacturer has their own programs, all of which are listed below.

If you have any questions about the following mobility programs please contact the manufacturer.  Questions should not be directed to the NMEDA office.


Acura Chrysler Program

Acura Mobility Program
www.acura.com/mobilityoverview.aspx
The Acura Mobility Program is proud to support the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. For more information, contact Acura Customer Service at 1-800-382-2238


Chrysler Automobility Program

Chrysler Automobility Program
www.chryslerautomobility.com
The Chrysler Automobility Program provides up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the installation of adaptive equipment on new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. Please contact Automobility Program Headquarters at (800) 255-9877 or any U.S. Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep dealership for more details.


Ford Mobility Program

Ford Mobility Program
www.fordmobilitymotoring.com
Ford Mobility Motoring offers financial assistance toward the cost of the installation of adaptive equipment on a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle.  The program also offers Ford Credit Mobility Financing and comprehensive Roadside Assistance.  To begin the Ford Mobility
Motoring process, contact the Ford Mobility Motoring Customer Care Center at 1-800-952-2248.


GM Mobility Program with OnStar

GM Mobility Program with OnStar
www.gmmobility.com
Get up to $1,000 reimbursement ($1,200 on Chevy Express/GMC Savana vans) PLUS 2 extra years of the OnStar safety and security service when you buy or lease an eligible new GM vehicle and install eligible adaptive equipment (e.g., hand controls, scooter hoist, wheelchair lift).  Vehicle must be adapted and a claim submitted within 12 months of the vehicle purchase/lease date.  To learn more, please visit our web site or call us toll-free at 1-800-323-9935  (TTY users 1-800-833-9935).


Honda Mobility Program

Honda Mobility Program
automobiles.honda.com/info/mobility_program.asp
In addition to the printable format of the form on the Honda web site, forms are also available at your local Honda dealer or upon request from Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009.


Jaguar Mobility Program

Jaguar Mobility Program
The Jaguar Mobility Headquarters can assist in locating assessment centers, equipment dealers and installers, and potential resources for financial assistance. For further information on the Jaguar Mobility Program call 1-800-207-5517 or TTY 1-800-833-0312 .


Lexus Mobility Program

Lexus Mobility Program
www.lexus.com/models/LS/accessories/mobility_program.html
This offer applies to all purchased or leased new 2001 and later Lexus vehicles. Leased vehicles require advance written approval from the lessor of adaptive equipment installations. Questions? Please call Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987 or 1-800-443-4999 (TDD).


Toyota Mobility Program

Toyota Mobility Program
www.toyota.com/mobility
The Toyota Mobility Program supports the mobility needs of Toyota owners and/or family members with physical disabilities.  Please contact the Toyota Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-331-4331.


Volvo Mobility Program

Volvo Mobility Program
www.volvocars.com/us/salesandservices/MobilityProgram/Pages/default.aspx
Mobility by Volvo is a logical extension of the Care by Volvo philosophy that travels from the Volvo retailer to your driveway.  The goal is to assist persons who are mobility challenged or hearing impaired so their transportation needs can be met within the extraordinary comfort and safety of a specially adapted Volvo.  To begin the process and learn more, you can contact the Mobility by Volvo Center at 1-800-803-5222.


Volkswagon Mobility Program

Volkswagon Mobility Program
www.vw.com
Volkswagen will refund up to $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access or ramp equipment is installed. For more information, contact Volkswagen of America at 1-800-DRIVE VW.

 

Industry Links

Association For Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

Association For Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
www.driver-ed.org

ADED, a nonprofit association, is the primary professional organization in the field of driver education/driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination.


AAA

AAA
www.aaapublicaffairs.com

Whatever your need - travel plans, automobile purchasing, obtaining insurance or financial help, AAA is at your service! We are always ready to help you with your automotive, financial and travel needs. It's a benefit of membership!


ABLEDATA

ABLEDATA
www.abledata.com
ABLEDATA is a federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals and care givers.


ABILITY

Ability Magazine
www.abilitymagazine.com
An online version of the Ability Magazine.


AMEA

Accessible Equipment Manufacturers Association
www.aema.com
As an AEMA member, you gain a competitive edge in your market place. How? By being part of an organization that works on your behalf, ensuring the accessibility equipment industry is accurately and professionally represented to those who specify, purchase and use accessibility equipment.


ADA Experts

ADA Experts
www.ada.gov
The official government site for ADA.


ADAPT

ADAPT - Americans Disabled for Attended Programs Today
www.adapt.org


Advanced Medical Technology Association

Advanced Medical Technology Association
www.advamed.org


Advancing the Business of Technology

Advancing the Business of Technology
www.aeanet.org


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
www.aapmr.org


American Association For Homecare

American Association For Homecare
www.aahomecare.org
The unified voice that represents all the elements of home care under one roof - from home medical equipment and respiratory therapy to home health services and from rehab technology to infusion therapy.


American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org


American College of Health Care Administrators

American College of Health Care Administrators
www.aascin.org


American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
www.acrm.org


American Health Care Association

American Health Care Association
www.ahca.org


American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
www.amrpa.org


American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org


American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association
www.strokeassociation.org


Amputee Coalition of America

Amputee Coalition of America
www.amputee-coalition.org


Arc of the United States, The

Arc of the United States, The
www.thearc.org


Arthiritis Foundation

Arthiritis Foundation
www.arthiritis.org
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.


Assistive Technology Industry Association

Assistive Technology Industry Association
www.atia.org


Association of Telehealth

Association of Telehealth
www.atsp.org


AutoElf

AutoElf
www.autoelf.com  The Internets most comprehensive automotive director and auto search engine.


Best Auto USA

Best Auto USA
www.bestautousa.com
Buy new or used cars with confidence online.


Brain Injury Resource Foundation

Brain Injury Resource FoundationRead articles related to Adaptive Driving Equipment, Purchasing a
vehicle and/or Automotive Mobility Equipment and Modifications at:

www.birf.info/artman/publish/article_274.shtml
(Adaptive Driving Equip.)

www.birf.info/artman/publish/article_256.shtml
(Purchasing a Vehicle)

www.birf.info/artmant/publish/article_254.shtml
(Automotive Mobility Equipment & Modifications)


Campania Group, The

Campania Group, The
www.thecampaniagroup.com

Campania excels in the field of affinity group marketing and the development and marketing of property and casualty insurance programs for trade associations representing the health care industry. Campania also provides specialized insurance services to the sub-acute healthcare market. Contact:  nmeda@thecampaniagroup.com


Canadian Paraplegic Association

Canadian Paraplegic Association
http://www.canparaplegic.org/en/
Their mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. Their services include: Total Access magazine, Life Interrupted (a youth resource guide) as well as many other resources for people with spinal cord injuries.


Car Talk

Car Talk
www.cartalk.cars.com
From this site you can find Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, learn about the VA programs that are available, find out about equipment, insurance, adapted vehicles and devices, installers, information for financial assistance, and car manufacturer rebate programs.  You will also find tips for the extremely tall, the vertically and circumferentially challenged and more!


CHAIRDEX

Chairdex
www.chairdex.com
Info on types of chairs, accessories, wheelchair history and development of new types of chairs. This non-profit site does not sell anything or link to any commercial sites, it is simply a service to the wheelchair community.


Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
www.paralysis.org


Deals4Disabled

Deals4Disabled
www.deals4disabled.com
Pre-owned items for sale such as vehicles, vehicle accessories, recreational vehicles, wheelchairs, ramps, scooters, and lifts.


Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov


Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans
www.dav.org


Disabled Dealer Magazine

Disabled Dealer Magazine
www.disableddealer.com
Disability Dealer Magazine's are regional buy-sell-trade publications advertising new and used accessible vans, scooters, wheelchairs, homes and much more. Items are "for sale" by individuals and businesses.


Disabilities Magazine Digest Review

Disabilities Magazine Digest Review
www.disabilities.com
An online directory covering categories from assistive devices to wheelchairs.


ABLE Magazine

ABLE Magazine
www.ablemagazine.com
Welcome to Able Magazine online, your introduction to the UK's most popular disability lifestyle publication.


European Network on Independent Living

European Network on Independent Living
www.independentliving.org
The institute works with projects that are to promote the opportunities to self-determination in every-day life for people with disabilities.


Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent
www.eparent.com
For over 32 years, Exception Parent (EP) has been providing award-winning information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.


Family Café

Family Café
www.familycafe.net
The Family Café serves as a source of information for individuals with disabilities on an ongoing basis through their Annual Conference, by providing an annual consumer resource guide, by maintaining a website designed to provide information and networking opportunities to its visitors, by managing classifieds where visitors can buy, sell or trade medical equipment and services, and by having a network of volunteers, called "Delegates," who act as representatives in their communities.


Information Technology Association of America

Information Technology Association of America
www.itaa.org


Information Technology Industry

Information Technology Industry
www.itic.org


International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
www.icdri.org


Main Stream

Main Stream
www.mainstream-mag.com
Produced by, for and about people with disabilities, Main Stream covers news and current affairs, new products and technology, profiles of movers and shakers, education, employment, sexuality and relationships, housing, transportation, travel and recreation.


Mobility Advisor

Mobility Advisor
www.Mobility-Advisor.com
Live, Work and Play More Independently Educational resource with articles on wheelchairs, scooters, accessories, wheel chair sports, disabled travel, transportation, and assistive technology to enhance
the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.


Motor Zoo Auto Classifieds

Motor Zoo Auto Classifieds
www.motorzoo.com
Sell your used car fast at MotorZoo Auto Classifieds.


Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mdausa.org


Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
www.msaa.com


Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
www.msfocus.org


National Center for Accessible Media

National Center for Accessible Media
www.ncam.wgbh.org


National Council on Independent Living

National Council on Independent Living
www.ncil.org


National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology

National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology
www.ncartcoalition.org


National Easter Seals Society

National Easter Seals Society
www.easterseals.com


National Family Caregivers Association

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org


NICHCY

NICHCY - National Information Center for Children and Youths with Disabilities
www.nichcy.org


National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Strokes

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Strokes
www.ninds.nih.gov


National MS Society

National MS Society
www.nmss.org


National Organization on Disability

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org


National Spinal Cord Injury Association

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
www.spinalcord.org


National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org


New Freedom Initiative

New Freedom Initiative
www.disability.gov
A website developed for government issues for people with disabilities


New Mobility

New Mobility
www.newmobility.com
A full color lifestyle magazine for wheelchair users, covers health, people, relationships, sex, parenting, work, art, recreation, travel, legal issues, products, cure research and much more.  With award-winning journalism and graphic design, each month New Mobility brings you the insight and the tools to live life to the fullest.


Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America
www.pva.org


Reach Out Magazine

Reach Out Magazine
www.reachoutmag.com
This is more than just a web magazine, its a meeting place for people with disabilities all over the world.  In addition to a complete online version of Reach Out Magazine, the subscribers area also contains live chat, personals, message boards, member only mailing list and more.


Shriners of North America / Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners of North America / Shriners Hospital for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of pediatric specialty hospitals, founded by the Shrine, where children under the age of 18 receive excellent medical care absolutely free of charge. There are 18 orthopedic Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns, and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. Shriners Hospitals are located throughout North America - 20 in the United States and
one each in Mexico and Canada. These "Centers of Excellence" serve as major referral centers for children with complex orthopedic and burn problems.


Special Needs Family Fun

Special Needs Family Fun
www.specialneedsfamilyfun.com
Offers family fun and disability resources for families with disabilities and special needs.


The Boulevard

The Boulevard
www.blvd.com
An accessibility site that includes information on accessible housing, clothing, computer equipment and software, assistive devices for daily living, exercise equipment, ramps, scooters, and much more.


The Center for an Accessible Society

The Center for an Accessible Society
www.accessiblesociety.org
This is a national organization designed to focus public attention on disability and independent living issues by disseminating information developed through NIDRR funded research to promote independent living.


UCP - United Cerebral Palsy

UCP - United Cerebral Palsy
www.ucp.org


United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association
www.unitedspinal.org
United Spinal Association was founded in 1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries to help enable members, as well as others with disabilities, to lead full and productive lives. Approximately 700,000 Americans have disabilities related to the spinal cord including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, polio, spina bifida, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).


UsedHME.com

UsedHME.com
www.usedHME.com
UsedHME.com is a nationwide listing service designed for matching those looking to sell or donate used home medical equipment (e.g. scooters, power chairs, conversion vans, etc.) to those looking to buy used home medical equipment.