Here are some resources to help you with funding of the ProxTalker or ProxPAD and their accessories:
The following companies are able to process your insurance claim:
National Seating and Mobility is nationwide and we are on their vendor list as ProxTalker.com LLC. Please go to their website to find an office near you if not listed below: www.nsm-seating.com/branch-locator-map/
The following Distributors can help you in their states:
- Arizona – Northland Homecare at (928) 779-0595
- Colorado – National Seating and Mobility directly (720) 389-5212
Connecticut – Home Health Pavilion at 860-210-1313<
- Idaho – Inland Medical Rehab at (509) 455-9385
- Illinois – National Seating and Mobility in St. Louis directly at (833) 386-9235
Iowa – Talk to Me Technologies 877-392-2299 ext 1
- Kentucky – National Seating and Mobility directly at (502) 266-5213
- Massachusetts – National Seating and Mobility directly at 800-660-0069.
- Minnesota – Cadan Assistive Technology at 800-370-0047
- Missouri – National Seating and Mobility in St. Louis directly at (833) 386-9235
New York – Monroe Wheelchair at (888) 546-8595 (Toll Free)
- North Carolina – Livewell Medical Corporation at (704) 494-8849
- Ohio – Reidy Medical Supply at 866 321-3508 x255
Pennsylvania – Augmentative Communication Consultants at (412) 264-6121
- Tennessee – National Seating and Mobility directly at (615) 595-1115
- Washington – Inland Medical Rehab at (509) 455-9385
Some web sites which may provide additional sources of funding:
- Disability Resources
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP)
- Alternative Financing Technical Assistance Project
- Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America
UCP-Elsie S. Bellows Fund
The UCP-Elsie S. Bellows Fund is a national program operated by UCP that provides funds to individuals with disabilities for assistive technology equipment. Individuals are recommended by UCP affiliates. UCP affiliates submit an application on behalf of an individual to the UCP national office. Applications are reviewed for funding by the Bellows Committee.
United Healthcare Children's Foundation
The United Healthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This "support" is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.
http://www.uhccf.org/apply.html Phone: (800) 328-5979 ext. 24459 or (952) 992-4459
DonorsChoose.org is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.
Variety Club - The Children's Charity
The U.S chapters of Variety - The Children's Charity, known as the "Heart of Show Business," are a multi-million dollar philanthropic organization with 30 locations throughout the United States. Starting with a small baby left on the doorsteps of a movie theater in 1928, they have continued to be a group of local business men and women, many of whom hail from the theater and movie business, reaching out to children in need. Today, through the efforts of our enthusiastic volunteers and generous corporate contributors, we remain true to our heritage by bringing children real, tangible help.
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The CPUC, as part of its Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) provides funding for Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs) as the provider of last resort pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 2881. The SGDs covered by this application are those identified as durable medical equipment by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Applicants for funding need to have been evaluated by a speech language pathologist (SLP). To qualify for this program, the SGDs must meet the applicant’s needs for access to, and use of, the telephone network based on the recommendation of an SLP.
Applications for DDTP Funding of Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) are now available at http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/hottopics/2Telco/140131_sgp.htm
TTAP (Tennessee Technology Access Program)
The Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP) is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology devices and services. Through its four core programs: Funding Assistance, Device Demonstration, Device Loan and Device Reutilization, TTAP and a network of five assistive technology centers help people with disabilities and their families find and get the tools that they need to live independent, productive lives where and how they choose. Phone: (800) 732-5059 or (615) 313-5183
TDAP (Telecommunications Devices Access Program)The Telecommunications Devices Access Program ("TDAP") is established by Chapter 417 of the Public Acts of 1999 (the "ACT"). In accordance with the Act, the program is designed to distribute appropriate telecommunications devices so that persons who have a disability may effectively use basic telephone service. The Tennessee Regulatory Authority was given the responsibility and authority to implement and manage this program. Phone: (615) 741-3939 or (800) 342-8359 ext. 179 or 206
Public Utility Commission of Texas - Relay Texas and STAP
In 1997, the Seventy-Fifth Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 667. This law requires that the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas and the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing (TCDHH) establish a program to provide financial assistance that will allow certain individuals to purchase specialized telecommunications devices. Persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled who need special telecommunications devices in order to access the telephone network are qualified. The law was created to allow access into telephone network that is functionally equivalent to that enjoyed by individuals without a disability of hearing or speech. The Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF) subsidizes the program.