We’re often asked…
Should I worry about latex in vaccines?
Does SBA offer scholarships for tuition?
Although SBA does not offer scholarships for tuition, we’ve compiled a list of organizations that do. If you know of organizations and scholarships not listed below, please let us know so we may add them to this list!
- 180 Medical Scholarship Program
- American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program
- Everylife Foundation for Rare Diseases
- Patient Care Medical Scholarship
- The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
- Scholarships.com lists several scholarships for people with disabilities.
- The United Spinal Association Spinal Cord Help Desk features a list of scholarships.
- Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarships
Where can I find assistance to help me with assistive devices such as ramps?
May SBA help me spread the word about my personal crowdfunding campaign?
Wheelchair and Mobility Device Donations
Do you have a wheelchair or other mobility device that you’d like to donate? Although there is a significant need for donated wheelchairs, it can be challenging to find a local organization that will accept a used wheelchair or other device. Organizations often have a limited amount of storage space; it requires significant effort for families and individuals to travel to a local organization to get the wheelchair; and the cost to transport a chair outside of a local area is prohibitive.
Below are some of the organizations we have learned about that accept wheelchair or other mobility device donations. Do you know of other organizations that should be included? Let us know! Send an email to [email protected].
Equipment Connections for Children in Columbia, MD accepts wheelchair and equipment donations. Be sure to read more about their donation requirements before making the trip.
Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use program is run by the Maryland Department of Aging. You may want to search if your state’s Department of Aging has a similar program.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech Reutilization Program accepts gently used assistive technology/durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.
The Wheelchair Foundation website features a page with various organizations that offer wheelchair donation programs. However, please note that The Wheelchair Foundation itself does not fulfill requests for single wheelchairs. Their focus is to process bulk orders to different parts of the world (and in some cases, near Northern California and the Fort Lauderdale, FL area).