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Equipment Exchange Links
(Equipment Exchange Links, Adaptive Computer Software, Medicine and Health/Dental Care,  and All Other Links)
 
Special Needs Equipment Exchange
Recycling used medical equipment by trading, selling, or giving away. Recycling of nondurable medical supplies. Recycling of anything else that comes to mind from toys to therapy equipment. Buying and sell of anything else that maybe relevant.
Texas Assistive Technology Group
E
quipment Exchange
DrUsed.com Equipment Exchange 
An Internet Portal promoting the trade or used medical equipment and surplus medical supplies.
Stepping Stone
Medical equipment bank - Orlando Florida
Iowa COMPASS
Iowa COMPASS Used Equipment Referral Service (UERS)
U of I Surplus
Excellent resource for used medical equipment, furniture, office supplies, and misc.
Electronics Recycling
We collect all kinds of end of life / outdated electronics for recycling purposes, we pick up nationwide. (954) 981-1113 
301 W. Ansin Blvd, Hallandale, FL 33009.
sam@bwrecycling.com 
Project Mend
Providing low-income disabled people access to medical equipment, supplies and other services, which enable them to live as independently as possible and remain contributing members of the community. ... 1201 Austin Street. San Antonio, Texas 78208. promend@
idworld.net  
Rehab Equipment Exchange
This national network is a FREE service to facilitate the exchange and transfer of used rehabilitation equipment. Individuals can use the web site to buy, sell, or donate used rehab items of many types, including wheelchairs, pediatric equipment, mobility aids, ADL aids, communication devices, assistive technology, and exercise equipment.
Oley Foundation's Equipment Exchange Program
Donors send Oley a list of supplies they have to offer and their contacting information. donors then keep the supplies on hand for at least 3 months. Oley lists the supplies on their web page and in the LifelineLetter.
Lending library in SE Wisconsin. We get donations of used medical equipment and loan it out at no cost.  Currently have about 600 items in inventory, about 400 are out on loan.  Welcome anyone in the area to call if they want to donate or borrow equipment, 262 746-9034.  It is located in Pewaukee Wisconsin
Mississippi -Project START - Success Through Assistive/Rehabilitative Technology
Department of Rehabilitation Services, P.O. Box 1698, Jackson, MS 39215
V/TTY: 800/852-8328 (in state only); 601/987-4872. Fax: 601/364-2349. E-mail:
spower@mdrs.state.ms.us
Challenged America
Our policy in fulfilling approved requests is to directly purchase all products and services, rather than make monetary gifts. *We are currently able to grant appropriations for up to a maximum of $500, so please submit requests accordingly. You may submit your written account through our website, or you can email us your story.
Save the Kid Fund 
(This may be only for residents of Connecticut) A Charity dedicated to helping children in need. Save The Kid Fund (STK) is a charity dedicated to improve the lives of children by providing them with opportunities they may not otherwise receive or by providing financial support for medical treatments, medications or handicap aids. We have spent over $420,000 to provide such help to children. STK incorporated here in Connecticut as a non-profit charity and is registered with the IRS as a 501.c.3 non-profit as well.
Step One
Loan equipment program in Quincy, MA.  Items listed are available for loan out.
Children Of Promise
Free donated equipment to those who need it.

 

Adapted Computer Software
(Equipment Exchange Links, Adaptive Computer Software, Medicine and Health/Dental Care,  and All Other Links)
 
Infogrip
develop and market products that provide people with a healthier and more productive way to interact with computers. We are experts in our industry and specialize in providing our clients with all of their assistive technology and ergonomic product and training. We save you time and money by being your one source for all of your assistive technology and ergonomic products.
Marblesoft
Selected products are now available online. Just look for the Shop Online button. Marblesoft is a developer of great educational software for pre-school, early elementary and special ed. Look here for information about our software as well as links to other sites related to technology and special education.
Inclusive (UK)
The very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. As well as Inclusive Technology's own resources we have the best from AbleNet, AMDi, Crick Software, IntelliTools, Keytools, Maxess, Mayer Johnson, SoftTouch, Traxsys, Vari-Tech and Widgit.
Don Johnston
Don Johnston Incorporated is the leader in learning intervention resources. We have been delivering life changing interventions to struggling students around the world for over 25 years. Our company is dedicated to building confidence and independence in struggling learners by providing educators with the best professional services and materials to ensure students' success!
Mayer-Johnson
Enhancing learning and human expression for individuals with special needs through symbol-based products, training and services.
Laureate Learning
Laureate has been dedicated to publishing innovative software of the highest quality, specifically designed to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs. Laureate's multimedia programs combine superior instructional design with digital speech, engaging graphics, and amusing animation.

 

Medicine and Health/Dental Insurance
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Equipment Exchange Links, Adaptive Computer Software, Medicine and Health/Dental Care,  and All Other Links)
 
Partnership of Prescription Assistance
Those seeking assistance may call toll free to 1-888-477-2669 or go to a Web site,  and a trained specialist will be on the line or monitoring
Needy Meds
This site is designed to provide information about patient assistance programs which provide no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.
MAKOA
Free and discounted prescription medication. Patient assistance plans, discount cards and membership plan, also buy from Canada.
Rx Assist
The best discussion of the choices available to you for help with prescription drugs and is maintained by the Volunteers in Health Care, a national non-profit group funded by a charitable foundation and monitored by Brown University. In this online document, you will be able to search for information by the name of your medicine or by the name of the company that manufactures it; and find state and national programs that apply in your case.

MAC Pharma Network
Free information and affordable products for all your health and wellness needs.

PHRMA
The pharmaceutical companies supply the applications to doctors, patients, or both, or you may apply online. For more information about these patient assistance programs, ask your doctor or your pharmacist or go to the PhRMA directory at . You will need to know the company that manufactures the drug you use. In some cases, you will have to request the drug through your physician. Go directly to the searchable database by typing in
www.helpingpatients.org.

There are also programs that help you complete the applications for a fee. If your application is denied, each program has a different refund policy. Ask about refund policies and services provided before sending any money. One of these programs is called The Medicine Program ( www.themedicineprogram.com ). Call toll-free: 202-595-1038
or 573-996-7300.

You may also find help filling out an application from your doctor's office, the hospital social worker, or from your free clinic.

A public source of information about your particular state and your particular drug is at www.medicare.gov/Prescription/Home.asp. Based on the information you enter, this site searches for programs in your state or programs for certain diagnosis or medication.

If you are over 55, you have other resources available.

www.benefitscheckup.org provides people 55 and over with a confidential report of public and private programs that can help save money on prescription drugs.

If you are 65 or older or disabled

Some drug manufacturers offer drug discount cards for the elderly and disabled:

  • GlaxoSmithKline's The Orange Card: 888-Orange6 (672-6436)
     
  • Eli Lilly's LillyAnswers Card: 877-RX-Lilly (795-4559)
     
  • Novartis' The CareCard: 866-974-CARE (2273)
     
  • Pfizer's The Share Card: 800-459-4156
     
  • Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and Ortho-McNeil's TogetherRx Card: 800-865-7211

Your Area Agency on Aging has information about community-based medication assistance programs. To find the nearest office, call
800-677-1116 or visit
www.eldercare.gov.

If you or a family member is in the service or is a veteran

Contact the Veteran's Administration at 877-222-VETS(8387) or visit www.va.gov.

For active and retired military personnel and their families, visit www.tricare.osd.mil for information regarding The National Mail Order Pharmacy Program and to find the phone number for your regional office.

If you can pay for some of your medications

Many membership associations, non-profit organizations, and others offer prescription drug discount plans that allow you to buy drugs at a discount. Before joining one of these plans, make sure it covers the drugs you need and the money you save is more than the money you spend on enrollment fees, co-payments, and other fees.

Other resources:

Community health centers, public hospitals, public health departments and/or private not-for-profit hospitals in your town may be able to help you. For the nearest community health center contact: 888-ASK-HRSA
(275-4772).

Check with your doctor or pharmacist. Physicians and pharmacists may know about where to get free or discounted medication.

Local social service agencies or religious groups may have emergency funds for medication purchases. You may want to contact the United Way, Salvation Army, or Goodwill.

You may qualify for Medicaid or other similar programs that offer prescription coverage. Contact your state or county social services/welfare department.

Contact your U.S. Senator or Congressperson's office if you cannot locate medication assistance on your own.

STATE PROGRAMS

State drug assistance programs include:
  • Alabama (for the elderly) SenioRx 800-AGE-LINE (800-243-5463)
  • Alaska - No Program
  • Arizona (for those on Medicare) Prescription Medication Coverage Pilot Program (2 year pilot - not yet operational) or (for the elderly or disabled) Arizona Prescription Drug Discount Program, RxAmerica 888-227-8315
  • Arkansas (for the elderly) Prescription Drug Access Improvement (Medicaid waiver for Rx drug coverage), not yet operational: Contact Dept. of Human Services or (for all low income populations) Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc. 1-800-950-8233 or 1-501-221-3033
  • California (for those on Medicare) Golden Bear State Pharmacy Assistance Program. Medi-Cal 916-552-9557, not yet in effect
  • Colorado - No Program
  • Connecticut (for anyone) Citizens Health (program being piloted in MA, CT & RI) 800-JOE-K-4RX (800-563-5479) or (for elderly and disabled) Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly and the Disabled Program (ConnPACE), CT Dept of Social Services 860-832-9265 or toll-free in-state 800-423-5026
  • Delaware (for the elderly and disabled) Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) Division of Social Services
    800-996-9969 x17; 302-577-4900 or (for the elderly) Nemours Health Clinic Pharmaceutical Assistance Program 800-292-9538
  • District of Columbia (for all low income) DC Healthcare Alliance
    202-842-2810
  • Florida (for Medicare) Prescription Discount Program. Show your Medicare card at participating pharmacies to get drugs at Medicaid prices or (for Medicare) Silver Saver Program 888-419-3456
  • Georgia (for all low income) Georgia Partnership for Caring Foundation 800-982-GPCF (4723) or (for Medicare) GeorgiaCares 800-669-8387
  • Hawaii (for anyone) Hawaii Rx Discount Program, not yet operational: possible implementation 7/1/04
  • Idaho - No Program
  • Illinois (for elderly and disabled) Circuit Breaker/Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (PAP) 800-624-2459 or (for the elderly) Illinois Senior Care 800-356-6302
  • Indiana (for the elderly) Hoosier Rx 317-234-1381 or 866-267-4679 or (for Medicare) Senior Health Insurance Info Program 800-452-4800
  • Iowa (for Medicare) Iowa Priority Prescription Savings Program
    866-282-5817
  • Kansas (for the elderly) Kansas Senior Pharmacy Assistance Program - Dept. of Aging 785-296-4986 or 800-432-3535
  • Kentucky (for all low income) Health Kentucky 800-633-8100
  • Louisiana (for the elderly) Louisiana SenioRx Program 225-342-3570 www.louisianaseniorx.org
  • Maine (for all low income) Healthy Maine Prescriptions 866-796-2463 (TTY/TDD 207-622-3210) or (for the elderly and disabled) Maine Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly & Disabled Program 866-796-2463
  • Maryland (for all low income) Maryland Medbank Program
    410-821-9262, 877-435-7755 or (for the disabled) any age, low income Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program 800-226-2142 or (for Medicare) Senior Short-term Prescription Drug Plan (Care First Plan) BC/BS 800-972-4612
  • Massachusetts (for anyone) Citizens Health (program being piloted in MA, CT & RI) 800-JOE-K-4RX (800-563-5479) or (for the elderly and disabled) The Prescription Advantage Program Exec. Office of Elderly Affairs 800-243-4636;
    617-727-7750
  • Michigan (for the elderly) Prescription Insurance Coverage
    866-747-5844
  • Minnesota (for the elderly and disabled) Minnesota Prescription Drug Program 800-333-2433; 651-297-5418 www.dhs.state.mn.us/healthcare/asstprog/prescription_drugs.htm
  • Mississippi - No Program
  • Missouri (for the Elderly and Disabled) Senior Rx Program
    866-556-9316 or
    www.dss.state.mo.us
  • Montana (for the elderly) Prescription Drug Expansion Program
    Not yet operational - To begin in 2004.
  • Nebraska - No Program
  • Nevada (for the elderly) Senior Rx 800-262-7726
  • New Hampshire (for the elderly) Senior Prescription Program (discount card) 888-580-8902 or (for all low income) NH Medication Bridge Program 800-852-3456
  • New Jersey (for the elderly and disabled) Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) 609-588-7048; 800-792-9745 or (for the elderly) Senior Gold Program 609-588-7048;
    800-792-9745
  • New Mexico (for the elderly) New Mexico SenioRx Program
    866-244-0882
  • New York (for the elderly) Elderly Pharmaceuticals Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program 800-332-3742
  • North Carolina (for the elderly) North Carolina Senior Care Program 866-226-1388
  • North Dakota - No Program
  • Ohio (for the elderly and disabled) Golden Buckeye Card Program 866-301-6446 or (for all low income) Rx for Ohio 877-794-6446
  • Oklahoma - No Program
  • Oregon (for the elderly) Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program 800-359-9517
  • Pennsylvania (for the elderly) Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) & PACE Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) PA Dept of Aging 717-787-7313; 800-225- 7223
  • Rhode Island (for anyone) Citizens Health (program being piloted in MA, CT & RI) 800-JOE-K-4RX (800-563-5479)
  • Rhode Island (for the elderly) Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly (RIPAE) Dept of Elderly Affairs
    401-462-3000 or 1-800-322-2880
  • South Carolina (for the elderly) SilverRx Card Hotline 877-239-5277 or (for all low-income) Commun-I-Care 803-933-9183
  • South Dakota (for the elderly) Senior Prescription Discount Card
    800-257-9946
  • Tennessee (for all low-income) TennCare Rx Program - not yet operational
  • Texas (for Medicare) State Prescription Drug Program - not yet operational
  • Utah - No Program
  • Vermont (for the elderly and disabled) Vermont Health Access Program (VHAP) & VScript Expanded (state-only VScript)
    800-250-8427 or instate 800-529-4060 or (for all low income)
    Vermont Medication Bridge Program 866-887-4276
  • Virginia - No Program
  • Washington (for the elderly) Pharmacy Plus, not yet operational
  • West Virginia (for the elderly) Golden Mountaineer Discount Card Program (replaces SPAN II) 877-987-3646
  • Wisconsin (for the elderly) Senior Care 800-657-2038
  • Wyoming (for all low income) Prescription Drug Assistance Program 800-438-5785 or 307-777-753
Insure Kids Now
Kids that do not currently have health insurance are likely to be eligible, even if you are working. The states have different eligibility rules, but in most states, uninsured children 18 years old and younger, whose families earn up to $34,100 a year (for a family of four) are eligible. To learn more, go to Your State's Program or make a free call to 1-877-KIDS-NOW for more information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
State waiver programs and demonstrations
Medications too Costly
Medications too costly.  Organization that helps
www.HelpingPatients.org
MAC Pharma Network
A unique online health resource with information on hundreds of diseases
and drugs along with a popular offshore based internet pharmacy.
RXbyTel, Online Pharmacy
Low Cost Healthcare Information and Links
Family Voices
Family Voices is a national, grassroots clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special health needs. We stay on top of public and private sector health care changes that affect our children and families through the collective efforts of our families: a volunteer Coordinator in every state; 10 Regional Coordinators; and a small staff working in several locations around the country.

 

All Other Links
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Equipment Exchange Links, Adaptive Computer Software, Medicine and Health/Dental Care,  and All Other Links)
 
Care
Care.com: Find Child Care Resources and Referrals to Babysitters and Day Care
Infinitec
Special needs resources, how to's. Also guide dog information.
Special Kids Photography
Special Kids Photography of America (SPKA) began operation in 2002 when it separated from Picture ME Foundation as a "stand alone" program to address the approach to photographic services for children with special needs.
Mom Inventors
Produces products made by and for moms: products that are sold through retailers nationwide. Each product carries the Mom Invented brand -- a brand symbolizing the dynamic creativity of moms everywhere and our potential connection to each other.
Club Foot Club
Donate used orthodtics. Recycle AFO's. We accept its not ideal to recycle AFO's but there is no local skill for making custom splints. So it's a matter of having enough pre-loved AFO's to find one to fit the required foot. The kids are actually lucky if they get a pair of shoes to help maintain position." Some of the splints we collect are sent to Uganda for use in the Clubfoot Project. The orthotics are shipped by the Christian Blind Mission or directly from parents who visit this site.
Stairlifts
Offers stairlifts with free shipping.
Northeast Nanny Group
Group for nannies in the Northeast. Exists to promote education and awareness of the nanny profession. Provides nanny members with opportunities for educational classes, seminars and retreats. Continually supports the community on a local level to support and assist various charities that relate to the interest and well being of the local people.
MedPrompt
MedPrompt provides individuals taking multiple medications with specific reminders over a MedPrompt text pager, or the patient's text capable cell phone.  The individual receives the reminder at the specific time to take the medication, any special instructions, or other info.  The service is inexpensive, accurate, and informative.  It can save a life!
A Hunt Above
A Hunt Above is a non-profit, non-denominational, Bible-centered organization incorporated in the State of Mississippi in 2005 by Christian hunters. A Hunt Above is a ministry to terminally ill and handicap children who have a DREAM WISH to hunt or fish. A Hunt Above's goal is to help everyone share in the joy of fulfilling a special child's dream. To provide a FREE DREAM HUNT or FISHING TRIP to terminally ill and handicap children. To protect and provide the rights of all Americans so they can enjoy our wonderful outdoors. To promote the biblical truth that God is the Creator and Savior of the world. To bring an awareness of our personal accountability to God. To share one's faith in Christ with others and also share the common joy and experience of hunting and fishing with these special children and their families. To foster faith, fun and fellowship among hunters and fishermen in Mississippi and all of America.
Advanced Directives - Living Wills
Download each states advanced directives and living wills
Orbit Medical
Helping people regain their independence through electric wheelchairs, sleep therapy products and home fill oxygen systems.
The Stonking Steps
Children's novel by autistic author Will Rogers
DirectoryKids
A support directory for parents.
A-Z Computer Liquidators
Creative Opportunities and Reality Expressions
Specializing in quality products to enhance daily living.
BlackBird Bikes
Quadribent, Side-by-Side Recumbent Bicycles. We design and manufacture custom Quadribent bicycles for special needs kids and physically challenged people.
Gull Works Manufacturing
Specializes in designing and manufacturing special needs tricycles and accessories for children with disabilities. Our products provide benefits for riders with minimal to profound disabilities. Our Mission is to create opportunities of independence by providing therapeutic tricycles to children with cerebral palsy and similar disorders.
Vista Care Living Wills
Vista Care Hospice provides you with an Adobe PDF for all states, includes instructions and state forms for living wills.

Social Security Disability Lawyers
Disability Attorneys knowledgeable about Social Security Disability Benefits.  Free SSI & SSDI case evaluation and FAQ regarding common Disabilities

Social Security Disability Secrets
The site provides information on the social security disability and SSI disability claim process. It provides an overview of the system and also provides answers to dozens of questions that are routinely asked by claimants. The site also provides tips on filing claims and appeals and lists various mistakes to avoid. For the most part, the site is based on my own work experience as a disability-medicaid caseworker and also as a disability claims examiner for the social security administration.
Children's Neurobiological Solutions
Ability Hub 
Cerebral Palsy FYI
Father's Network
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Family Voices National Home Page
Adrians Closet
Support For Families of Special Needs Kids
Families USA - The Voice for Healthcare Consumers
Toy Catalog for Children with Special Needs
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids w/Special Needs
Special Needs Children Ring
Adaptive Computer Products
Americans with Disabilities Handbook
American Association of People with Disabilities
National Council on Disability
AMBUCS - Amtrykes and Therapy Scholarships 
Special Child Magazine
I Care Medical, online Diabetic Supplies
Bright Futures
Wright's Law - Special Ed Law
Children With Disabilities
ARCH Respite and Crisis Care Center
Rare Disorders
Untangling the Web - Links to numerous Disability sites
Disability/Med Resource Mall
Able Generation - Therapeutic furniture for CSHN
Adapting Vehicles for People with Disabilities
Free Baby Stuff
Increasing Capabilities Access Network; also equipment exchange
Make A Child Smile
Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
RFCC - Parent Matching Program
United Brachial Plexus Network
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
Parenting Resources for the 21st Century
Wheelchair Net
Share The Technology Computer Resources
RJ Cooper Specialty Products for those with Special Needs
Diabetes News
American Printing House for the Blind

Joni And Friends/Wheels For The World