Disability Resources

For a complete listing of grant and assistance programs in each state, please visit MobilityWorks here. A comprehensive directory of resources includes: state grant and assistance programs; vocational rehabilitation services; veterans assistance; auto mobility grants; and many non-profit organizations designed to help people with disabilities.

ALS Foundation of San Diego

The ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter is dedicated to families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhrigs disease) through patient support, advocacy efforts, public awareness and education while enabling research for a cure and improving the quality of life for patients and families throughout Greater San Diego and Imperial Counties

http://web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GSD_homepage

Challenge Center

Challenge Center offers a wide array of services focused on improving health, function and quality of life for those living with severe physical disability.

http://www.challengecenter.org/

Nevada PVA

Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America received its charter in 1999 covering Nevada and part of Utah from our headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. We closley follow activities in the Las Vegas clinics and the Reno VAMC Spinal Cord Injury Clinics. Each year we donate money to meet specific needs in each of the VAMC’s located in Las Vegas and Reno.

http://www.nevadapva.org/

NMEDA

The organization promotes and supports members engaged in the modification of quality transportation and wheelchair vehicles. With over 600 international members, NMEDA manufacturers and dealers are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Transport Canada, F/CMVSS and NMEDA’s Guidelines. The majority of NMEDA Dealer members are involved in the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), an accreditation program that promotes and ensures quality, safety, and reliability within the industry for mobility equipment. QAP is the only program of its kind and offers buyers additional advantages such as 24-hour emergency service if you purchase your adapted equipment from a NMEDA QAP dealer. All NMEDA members work together to provide safe and reliable adapted transportation solutions to help build the road to independence. Transportation is the key to freedom, NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.

http://www.nmeda.org/

Project Walk

Project Walk® exists to provide an improved quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries through intense exercise-based recovery programs, education, support and encouragement. Project Walk is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

http://www.projectwalk.org/

R.A.G.E – Rebuild All Goals Efficently

R.A.G.E. strives to find unique approaches to enable people living with a disability to achieve the quality of life they desire. Through our various programs we are able to assist individuals in getting the tools they need to accomplish their own goals. It is our desire to further our mission by being a one stop shop for independence and community re-integration. In order to achieve this goal, R.A.G.E. continues to network through professional organizations, personal contacts, and recreational activiites. We continue to take on new projects to ensure the needs of the disability community are met, and we continuously encourage the disability community to become self advocates.

http://bteamrage.org/

San Diego Cal-Diego PVA

The mission of Cal–Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association is to improve the quality of life for veterans of the United States Armed Forces and others who have a spinal cord injury or disease. Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association is a Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The organization provides services for the aid and betterment of its members and for improved solution, to the problems of paraplegia. The date of Charter admission was July 24, 1981.

http://www.caldiegopva.org

Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines is the organization behind the non profit La Jolla Festival of the Arts™. We focus on doing good — and having fun doing it. Our guest speakers try to expand our points of view. We try to do a few things together outside work. We are passionately dedicated to providing accessible sports programs to disabled San Diegans. We are probably more like you than you might think.

http://www.torreypineskiwanis.org/

Veterans Administration

The Veterans Administration may have programs that cover all or part of your expenses, depending on the nature of your disability. Visit their website or call Better Life Mobility for more information.
http://www.va.gov/