Parents

  • It can be very costly to modify an existing home and time consuming if you can perform the modifications yourself.
  • Contact your child’s caseworker if you are on SSI or Medicaid. Home modifications may be a part of your service plan.

Adults

  • Contact your caseworker if you are on SSI or Medicaid. Home modifications may be a part of your service plan.

Resources

Recommended Reading

  • Accessible Housing: Quality, Disability, and Design, by Rob Imrie
  • Everyday Law for Individuals with Disabilities, by Ruth Colker and Adam A. Milani

Organizations that Can Help

Spina Bifida Chapters

SBA Chapters

they may be able to provide local contractor information

Spina Bifida Clinics

SBA Clinics

you may request a home consultation with an OT or PT

Affordable Rental Housing Locator

http://www.hud.gov/funds/index.cfm

ADA Guidelines

http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor63409

Financial Resources for Modifications

Medicaid

http://www.medicaid.gov/index.html

Optimists

http://www.optimist.org/districtdirectory.cfm

Jaycees

http://www.jci.cc/

Boy Scouts of America

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/510-025.pdf

Girl Scouts of America

http://www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/

Volunteers of America

http://www.voa.org/

AMBUCS

http://www.ambucs.org/

New Home Construction

ABILITY Awareness

1440 E. First Street, Suite 107
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Ability House

http://abilitycorps.com/

Accesible Space, Inc.

http://www.accessiblespace.org/

Easy Living Home

http://www.easylivinghome.org/

United Design

http://www.uniteddesign.com/accessible_plans.html

Organizing Your Home

Container Store

http://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm

Ikea

http://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm

Products and Services

Wheelchair Accesible Homes