Many disabled individuals are dismayed by the high cost of handicap vans. It often seems that the dream of owning a vehicle to transport yourself or a loved one will always remain out of reach.
Luckily, there is hope. There are many handicap van financing resources available to Californians with disabilities. MobilityWorks has assembled several of these programs below. To learn more, click on the links provided. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact MobilityWorks for assistance.
Disability Rights California www.disabilityrightsca.org
This organization advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to protect and advance the rights of California citizens with disabilities. Their Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps residents receive services from the Department of Rehabilitation.
1831 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-4114
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) www.dor.ca.gov
The DOR’s Mobility Evaluation Program (MEP) provides driving evaluations for qualified individuals.
Mobility Evaluation Program (MEP) Office
9720 South Norwalk Boulevard
Santa Fe Spring, CA 90670
AT Network www.atnet.org
AT Network strives to expand the accessibility of tools, resources, and technologies that promote independence and productivity for Californians with disabilities.
California Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) www.calvet.ca.gov
The California VA helps veterans and their families receive the federal and state benefits that they are entitled to. This may include assistance with handicap van and adaptive technologies access.
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) www.scdd.ca.gov
The SCDD ensures that Californians with developmental disabilities and their families receive the support and services they need.
1507 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
California Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) www.calsilc.org
The SILC represents people with disabilities throughout California. It helps determine the allocation of funding for independent living.
1600 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Pacific Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center www.adapacific.org
The Pacific ADA Center helps educate the public on the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 and provides technical assistance and training. This is one of 10 ADA centers across the country and serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Basin.
555 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607-4046