Handicap Van Financing and Resources 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 are interested in a resource that isn’t listed, contact MobilityWorks today.

MobilityWorks Locations in New York

1892 Central Ave, Suite #25
Albany, NY 12205
3560 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, New York 14226

Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR)

The CDR is a community-based service and advocacy organization. One of the CDR’s core tenants is independent living for individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Website: https://www.cdrnys.org/

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

CAT Client Services helps people with disabilities to live more independent lives, functionally facilitate improved health, wellness and quality of life. We provide Assistive Technology (AT) services/devices in the following six areas: Assessment; Training; Consultation; Demonstration and Loan; Professional Development; and Student Internships.

Contact Information
315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 836-1168
Website: https://sphhp.buffalo.edu/cat.html

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

ACCESS-VR provides access to a variety of assisted living and employment services for individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information
One Commerce Plaza
Room 1609
Albany, New York 12234
1-800-222-JOBS (5627)
Website: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

New York Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)

The New York State Office for Aging has designated Washington County Office for Aging and Disabilities Resource Center as the official area agency on aging under the Federal Older Americans Act. The Washington County Office for Aging is committed to Service, Education and Advocacy to meet the needs of Washington County’s older adults.

Contact Information
Washington County Municipal Center
383 Broadway Building B
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: 518-746-2420
Fax: 518-746-2418
Website: https://www.co.washington.ny.us/148/Office-for-Aging

New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)

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.

Contact Information
5 Empire State Plaza
17th Floor
Albany, NY 12223-1551
888-838-7697 (888-VETSNYS)
Website: https://veterans.ny.gov/

New York State Department of Health: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities offers The OPWDD Home and Community-Based Services Waiver to fund adaptive technologies for people with disabilities. Eligible candidates must have a developmental disability and live in New York State.

Contact Information
44 Holland Ave
Albany, NY 12229
Website: www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/omrdd.htm