Living in the Community - Housing

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

Parents

  • It can be very costly to modify an existing home and time consuming if you can perform the modifications yourself.
  • Contact your child’s caseworker if you are on SSI or Medicaid. Home modifications may be a part of your service plan.

Adults

  • Contact your caseworker if you are on SSI or Medicaid. Home modifications may be a part of your service plan.

Resources

Recommended Reading

Accessible Housing: Quality, Disability, and Design, by Rob Imrie

Everyday Law for Individuals with Disabilities, by Ruth Colker and Adam A. Milani


Organizations that Can Help

Spina Bifida Chapters They may be able to provide local contractor information and financial assistance.

Spina Bifida Clinics You may request a home consultation with an OT or PT.

Affordable Rental Housing Locator

ADA Guidelines


Financial Resources for Modifications

Medicaid
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidGenInfo/

Optimists
http://www.optimist.org/default.cfm?content=/districtdirectory.cfm

Jaycees
http://www.usjaycees.org/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=95&Itemid=177

Boy Scouts of America- potential Eagle project
http://www.scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx

Girl Scouts of the USA-potential Gold Award project
http://www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/

Volunteers of America
http://www.voa.org/LocalOffices/tabid/5127/Default.aspx

Ambucs
http://www.ambucs.com/chapter-sites-other-links/


New Home Construction

ABILITY Awareness
1440 E. First Street, Suite 107
Santa Ana, CA 92701
http://www.abilityhouse.com/

http://easylivinghome.org/elh.htm

http://www.uniteddesign.com/accessible_plans.html


Organizing Your Home

www.containerstore.com

www.ikea.com


Products and Services

http://wheelchairaccessiblehomes.net/index.htm

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.