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Our goal is to provide disability information, news, resources and encouragement that enriches the disabled community. We hope to reach persons with all types of disabilities and limitations and those who would like to learn more.
Disabled Parenting Resources
AMERICAN CHILDHOOD CANCER ORGANIZATION
Provides a copy of nine free books at no cost to families of children with cancer.
BELIEVE IN TOMORROW Children's Foundation
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for critically ill children and their families through Hospital & Respite Care and Hands on Adventures.
BENEFIT 4 KIDS
The Outdoor Wish program has been designed to allow children through the age of 17 with debilitating conditions or terminal illnesses an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a way they would not otherwise have the chance to do.
11,000 resources for disabled kids and their families.
THE CANCER CARE CO-PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
A non-profit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.
Canines for Disabled Kids
Promoting Independence and enhancing the lives of children with disabilities by providing access to speacially trained assistance dogs and education to children and adults on the benefits of service animals.
CHEF DAVIDS KIDS
Helps children afflicted with any form of terminal illness such as cancer, leukemia, and pediatric HIV, also help with neglected and abused children.
THE CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Provides partial aid to help with laboratory fees associated with leukemia, X-ray therapy treatment or chemotherapy treatment of leukemia and also leukemia drugs.
CLAYTON DABNEY FOUNDATION FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
Provides gifts, last wishes and financial assistance to families which will facilitate quality of family life and create everlasting memories. Child must be considered terminal, under the age of 21 and be referred by a healthcare professional. $2,000 Cap per family is the usual amount.
Disabled Children’s Relief Fund
Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF)provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.
DISABLED PARENTS ONLINE
Providing information, support and resources to parents with disabilities since 1996,
FIRST HAND FOUNDATION
First Hand Foundation assists individual children who have health related needs and no financial resources to cover these expenses.
FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Family must be referred by a health care professional and payments go directly to the vendor. There is currently a $500 limit per family.
Provides non medical financial assistance to children, up to the age of 18 at the time of diagnosis, afflicted with brain tumor and currently undergoing medical treatment. Requests must be submitted by a social worker.
HELPING HANDS FUND
To help with paying for household bills for families with a child with cancer.
LOCKS OF LOVE
A public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthesis
Where parents with Multiple Sclerosis come to chat, swap tips for keeping up with kids, share medical advice and seek out resources ranging from babysitters to wheelchairs. It's also a place for frank discussion of relationship problems that stem from some of the least attractive aspects of the disease: bowel and bladder problems, lack of muscle control and loss of sexual desire.
NICKI LEACH FOUNDATION
Provides financial assistance to children and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 diagnosed with a life threatening, malignant medical condition. Helps with the costs of items they normally would not ask for but would love to receive, and provides a momentary diversion from the reality of living with cancer. Funding may help with car expenses, clothing, hair or makeup as well as for the purchase of a camera, computer or special trip.
PARENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Being a parent is never easy. When you're a parent who happens to have a disability, the challenges are even greater. This web site offers information, tips, and support.
Mission: to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
RIVER OF LIFE
Within 24 hours helps with urgent expenses to allow single parents to stay at their child's bedside during catastrophic illness.
Provides Dreamlifts, a one day excursion to Disney or other Orlando theme parks. Sunshine charters a plane and takes a group of about 100 special needs children to spend the day: in the #1 most requested destinations.
Through the Looking Glass
To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."
United Disabled for Economic Security
Standing with Families to Provide Financial Security for their Seriously Disabled Children
UNITED HEALTH CARE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Offers financial assistance to cover medical services beyond what insurance will cover or if service is not covered by the policy at all. Children are eligible up to the age of 17, who are US citizens and are currently covered under a commercial health insurance policy. Generally assistance must be requested before services are obtained and funds will generally be paid directly to the facility. Grants up to $5,000 per year, with a lifetime cap of $7,500.
WIGS FOR KIDS
Provides free wigs to children under 18 who have lost their hair due to a medical condition and also wigs and prostheses for women with limited resources.
The Wishing Well Foundation
The Foundation's single goal is to bring joy to children with terminal illnesses by providing them with their fondest wish in life.
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