Resources for Vans and Vehicle Modifications
Vehicle purchases and modifications can be expensive, generally ranging from $20,000 to $80,000. Other funding resources may be available through non-profit organizations, car manufacturer rebate programs, private insurance or Medicaid (for adaptive equipment), and Family Resources funding through your county board of Disabilities and Special Needs. Also check with your bank or credit union to see what special loan options are available.
Used Vans and Vehicle Modifications
Accessible Mobility Center
832 Dutch Square Blvd.
Coumbia, SC 29210
640 Congaree Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Adaptive Mobility Systems
5555 Oakbrook Pkwy #500
Norcross, GA 30093
ALL Medical AMS Accessibility
401 Parnell Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
- 4205 Queen City Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208
- 3624 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
- 563 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Handicapped Driver Services, Inc
Accessibility Services Plaza
1310 Kennestone Circle (at US 41)
Marietta, Georgia 30066
Charlotte, Charleston, High Point
- 18 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
- 8550 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406
- 701 S. Main Street
High Point, NC 27260
35 Dogwood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 670-1111
Phone: (800) 281-4423
932 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
- 39 Tecklenburg Lane
St. Matthews, SC 29135
- 11816 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
- 400 East 5th North, Unit E
Summerville, SC 29483
Online Sources for Used Adapted Vans
Disabled Dealer: Regional Publications where individuals and businesses sell their used (and new) adaptive equipment, accessible vans, scooters, homes, wheelchairs and more. http://www.disableddealer.com/
The SC Assistive Technology Exchange: Online recycling database to help citizens with disabilities and older people with functional limitations find affordable assistive technology devices and equipment. http://www.sc.edu/scatp/scatpexchange.htm
Foundations that Fund Individuals
See the SCATP Web Page Link at http://www.sc.edu/scatp/funding.htm. There is a link to a Word document entitled “AT Funding for Individuals.”
Special People in Need Foundation (S.P.I.N.)
Gary Kline, Special People in Need
500 West Madison Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, Illinois, 60661
Provides grants and scholarships twice a year to help people with disabilities, with emphasis on enabling the person to engage in meaningful, productive or beneficial activity that might otherwise not be possible. Emphasis is on a strong showing of need.
Funding Sources for Vans and Vehicle Modifications
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) provides a one-time only grant for persons whose disability is 100 percent military service connected. The grant's maximum amount is $18,900 and it is only available once for the purchase of a new van. The VA also offers grants to pay for adding adaptive equipment to an existing vehicle. Contact the VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000. http://www.va.gov/
The Muscular Dystrophy Association offers grants for van lifts to individuals with any of the neuromuscular diseases in the Association's program. http://www.mdausa.org/
South Carolina Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program provides an Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program, which offers loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies to qualifying South Carolinians with disabilities, their families, and authorized representatives to purchase equipment needed to become more independent and to enhance quality of life. Purchases covered under the loan include motor vehicles, vehicle modifications, motorized scooters, and wheelchairs.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program (SC AT) (AFP, Telework)
1320 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29170 (physical only)
PO Box 3197, West Columbia, SC 29171 (mailing address)
Clayton Knight, Loan Program Manager
Phone: (803) 726-7143
SC AT Loan Program
Travis Roy Foundation
The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Grants are not currently available towards the purchase of new or used vans; funds are available for modifications. http://www.travisroyfoundation.org/
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists has a list of driver evaluators and trainers across the country for drivers with adaptive technology in their vehicles:
- The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
- Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
PO Box 5080 Troy, MI 48007
Up to $1,000 to cover installation of adaptive equipment
Must be Chrysler, Jeep® or Dodge vehicle.
Covers only NEW vehicles.
Requires a prescription or note from a licensed medical doctor on physician's letterhead for reimbursement.
800-952-2248 Voice/800-833-0312 TTY
Long term financing for purchase of Ford vehicles.
Application process, income based.
Up to $1,000 toward the cost of adaptive equipment or up to $200 on alert hearing devices, lumbar seats and running boards.
GM Mobility Program Headquarters
PO Box 5053
Troy, MI 48007
800-323-9935 Voice/800-833-9935 TTY
Financing for adaptive driving equipment
Maximum of $1,000 per eligible vehicle
Local Toyota Dealer Toyota Financial Services Customer Service Ctr.
Up to $1,000 for installation of adaptive equipment.