- Contact your local Department of Transportation. Request information about public transportation in your area.
- If your community lacks public bussing, commuting trains, or subway system, contact your local mayor’s office and schedule a meeting with them. Let them know you need to get around your community and ask how they can help you.
- If you are interested in driving and want to know more about Driver’s Education, contact your local DMV. They should have a representative that can refer you to adaptive Driver’s Ed programs. Please refer to these automakers for mobility packages and information on auto sales and hand controls.
- If you receive certain Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you may want to contact your caseworker, as they may be able to assist you in accessing monies for vehicle modifications. Restrictions apply.
- Modified vehicles can be very costly. Contact your local Spina Bifida Chapter for assistance.
- Contact your local United Way for resources in your area.
- Automotive Safety
- Mass Transit Resources
- Disability Resource Center at DOT
- The United States Transportation Federal Transit Administration
- The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides travel tips for persons with disabilities and medical conditions.
Organizations that Can Help
- National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association NMEDA can provide adaptive transportation solutions for you, your family, or caregivers. With equipment installed by a dealer who participates in NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP™), a wheelchair accessible or modified van, truck, or car can provide the assurance you need to feel confident and secure on the road once more.QAP offers the assurance of safe and reliable transportation through structured and documented quality control and is the only program of its kind in the mobility industry. NMEDA requires Dealer Members’ compliance and requires annual audits for continued accreditation. In addition, QAP delivers advanced training programs to broaden the knowledge of the public, heath care providers, and NMEDA’s dealer, manufacturer, and associate base. Contact your local NMEDA QAP Dealer today.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hotline
This hotline is designed to assist air travelers with disabilities.
Please note: It important that you discuss with each manufacturer the amount of use your vehicle will undergo, as temporary or portable controls may not be suitable for long term use.