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Most new or leased cars and vans have a rebate for adaptive equipment.  Things like ramps, hand controls, and seat lifts. Rebates are where you get money back from a company after you have already spent it.  Most of the time, you have to apply for a rebate within the first six months of the… Continue Reading Automakers’ Mobility Programs

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the law that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities. Discrimination means treating someone with a disability different than someone without a disability. A physical or mental disability stops people from doing a major life activity, such as walking, seeing or hearing. The ADA says people with disabilities have… Continue Reading How to Get Ready to File a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

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  Why Iowa Compass Rewrote Its Tip Sheets in Plain Language Iowa Compass is the state’s leading source of information on services and supports for Iowans with disabilities. The Compass database has thousands of records that guide people to disability-related services and programs. But Compass also has records called “tip sheets.” Tip sheets give people… Continue Reading Making Complex Topics Easy to Understand

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Assistive technology (AT) can help stop elopement or the wandering away of people with autism spectrum disorder. AT can be as simple as building a fence. It can be as complex as using GPS tags to locate someone who wanders away and gets lost. AT devices may be expensive. But there is funding support for… Continue Reading Funding Support for Anti-Elopement/Wandering Devices

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What is crowdfunding? Crowd-sourced funding, best known as crowdfunding, is a new method of raising funds to support a cause or meet a need. This includes fundraising for personal causes or medical needs, such as buying assistive technology devices. Crowdfunding requires access to the Internet, using a computer or a smartphone. It relies on peer-to-peer… Continue Reading Using Crowdfunding to Buy Assistive Technology

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