Transportation

Automobile/Van Adaptations
     a. Programs that provide automobiles or vans which have seats or steering, signaling, gear shift and braking controls that have been modified for use by people who have disabilities; or which help disabled individuals to obtain this type of modification for their own vehicles.
     b. Also included are organizations that offer:
          i. Car door openers
          ii. Car door reachers
          iii. Gas cap openers
          iv. Seating restraints
          v. Especially designed rear view mirrors and other accessories which can be installed in or used with automobiles or vans.

Escort Programs
     a. Programs that accompany people who have limited mobility, cognitive impairments or other problems to specified destinations and provide assistance which may include:
          i. Transportation or driving services
          ii. Assisting the individual to enter and leave the vehicle and buildings
          iii. Carrying packages
          iv. Helping the person deal with other challenges
          v. And/or providing emotional support.
     b. Escort programs may assist:
          i. Older adults and people with disabilities
          ii. People who have AIDS or fear they have contracted the HIV virus
          iii. Others who need emotional and/or physical support
          iv. This program may have limitations regarding the types of trips that qualify for this service.

Transportation — Senior Ride Programs
     a. Programs that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of:
          i. Medical appointments
          ii. Shopping
          iii. Banking
          iv. Social events
          v. Other similar activities for older adults who need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation.

Transportation — Disability Related
     a. Programs that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of:v           i. Shopping
          ii. Banking
          iii. Social events
          iv. Medical appointments
          v. Similar activities for people with disabilities who need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation.
     b. Also included are programs that provide transportation for youngsters with disabilities who have no other means of accessing necessary specialized services and activities.

Transportation — Medical
     a. Programs that provide non-emergency transportation for individuals who require routine medical services and who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other available means of transportation.


Footer