RESOURCES FOR FUNDING ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
Challenged Athletes Foundation (equipment grants for athletes)-
CT Spinal Cord Injury Association- http://www.sciact.org/grants.asp
Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation- http://www.ohhf.org
Kelly Brush Foundation- http://www.kellybrushfoundation.org
The Tolland Fund- http://tollandfund.org
I Will Foundation- http://www.iwillfoundation.com
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation- http://www.christopherreeve.org
The Reeve Foundation cannot award grants to individuals, but the Information Specialist Team at the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) can help individuals identify resources that can provide financial assistance. Please call the PRC (800-539-7309) and request to speak with an Information Specialist.
The Randy Snow Push Forward Foundation (Play On! Scholarship Program)- www.randysnow.org
This foundation, established in 2011 to further the late Paralympic athlete’s dream of changing the lives of individuals with physical disabilities, is accepting applications for its scholarship program as of January 2014.
RESOURCES FOR PURCHASING OR RENTING ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
-CT Adaptive Cycling- Contact Ken Messier (860) 543-5381 (cell)
http://www.sportsabilities.com/- classifieds for purchasing equipment
-Bike-On- http://bike-on.com -sells Hand cycles
-Disabled Sports USA- http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/resources/
-Oak Hill/New England Assistive Technology- http://www.ciboakhill.org/ Marketplace for used equipment
-Gaylord Hospital Sports Association- Contact Katie Joly, Program Coordinator, for information about hand cycles, recumbent bikes, and racing chairs http://www.gaylord.org/why-gaylord/sports-association.aspx firstname.lastname@example.org (203) 284-2772
-Northeast Passage- has an equipment rental program based in New Hampshire http://nepassage.org
-Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org Contact Joe Traum to borrow equipment for training or races (exception is during June and November-must pick up equipment in NYC)
OTHER ADAPTIVE RESOURCES
-Advanced Wheels- http://www.advancedwheels.com/-ask for Jason for information about handicap vans, hand controls, etc.