Transportation

If you know of resources, please email sbaa@sbaa.org.

Information

  • Contact your local Department of Transportation. Request information about public transportation in your area.
  • If your community lacks public bussing, commuting trains, or subway system, contact your local mayor’s office and schedule a meeting with them. Let them know you need to get around your community and ask how they can help you.
  • If you are interested in driving and want to know more about Driver’s Education, contact your local DMV. They should have a representative that can refer you to adaptive Driver’s Ed programs. Please refer to these automakers for mobility packages and information on auto sales and hand controls.
  • If you receive certain Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you may want to contact your caseworker, as they may be able to assist you in accessing monies for vehicle modifications. Restrictions apply.
  • Modified vehicles can be very costly. Contact your local Spina Bifida Chapter for assistance.
  • Contact your local United Way for resources in your area.

Recommended Readings:

Automotive Safety

Mass Transit Resources

Disability Resource Center at DOT

The United States Transportation Federal Transit Administration

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides travel tips for persons with disabilities and medical conditions.


Organizations that Can Help

Wheelchair Accessible Vans - Wheelchair Lifts

BraunAbility

Car Manufacturers

Acura

Daimler Chrysler

Ford

GM

Honda

Lexus

Toyota

Saturn

Volkswagon

Volvo

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hotline
This hotline is designed to assist air travelers with disabilities.
800-778-4838

Hand Controls
http://paraplegichandcontrols.com/benefits.htm
http://www.allegromedical.com/wheelchair-accessories-c545/az-1-portable-hand-controls-p211058.html
http://www.meditechmobility.com/hand_controls

Used Vehicles
http://www.autotrader.com/

Please note: It important that you discuss with each manufacturer the amount of use your vehicle will undergo, as temporary or portable controls may not be suitable for long term use.

Please Note: These resources and information are reviewed periodically. They do not represent all of the resources currently available on a topic. If any updates are needed or if you would like to recommend a resource, please email the Resource Center at sbaa@sbaa.org.