Disability Assistance and Grants in New York
As many New Yorkers with disabilities discover, the cost of a handicap van is more than that of a traditional vehicle. Adaptive technologies such as hand controls, ramps, wheelchair locking mechanisms, and other features push the price tags out of many people’s reach.
Luckily, there are options for handicap van financing in New York. There are many organizations dedicated to helping people with disabilities and we have included some below. If you have any questions or can’t find a resource you are looking for contact AutoCrafting.
Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) www.cdrnys.org
The CDR is a community-based service and advocacy organization. One of the CDR’s core tenants is independent living for individuals with disabilities.
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) cat.buffalo.edu
CAT is part of the University of Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions. It conducts research, education, and service programs in assistive technology.
100 Sylvan Parkway, Suite 400
Amherst, NY 14228
716-204-8606 ext. 200
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) www.acces.nysed.gov/vr
ACCESS-VR provides access to a variety of assisted living and employment services for individuals with disabilities.
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, New York 12234
Northeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center www.northeastada.org
The Northeast ADA Center provides education on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as well as technical assistance and training. This is one of 10 ADA centers across the country and serves New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
201 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) www.nysilc.org
The NYCILC is dedicated to the independent living of New Yorkers with disabilities through a network of local councils throughout the state.
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12210
New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) www.veterans.ny.gov
The New York VA helps veterans from New York and their families receive the government benefits that they are entitled to. This may include assistance with adaptive technologies access.
5 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1551
New York Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRCs offer information on support and services for older New Yorkers and individuals with disabilities through local offices throughout the state.
Click here to find a local office.