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Assistive Devices

Program/Service description Assistive devices are pieces of equipment that allow people with disabilities to function more independently. They can be simple or complex. Some examples of assistive devices include kitchen utensils with large grips, seats for the shower or bath, wheelchairs, and specialized computers. The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities has funds available for persons with disabilities to buy or rent new or used assistive devices. A few restrictions: an assistive device must directly promote independent action or communication; also, money is provided only when no other funds are available to cover the cost of the device.
Public funding source(s)* State funds
Who is eligible Adults with disabilites with an assessed need.  There is a per purchase cap of $10,000 and a lifetime cap of $25,000.
Where it is available Statewide
Who to contact for information or enrollment Contact the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities by phone or e-mail.
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*Public funding means that the program is paid for, in part or in whole, by the government. Some publicly-funded programs have eligibility requirements and provide services at low cost or no cost to people who qualify. Most of these programs and services though, are also available to people who are able to pay privately (with their own money). For more information, please see the Sources of Funding section of this web site.

Last Updated: Friday May 28 2010
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