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UW Medical Center – Drivers Rehabilitation Program
1959 N.E. Pacific, Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-598-5857
Web site: http://www.uwmedicine.org/
Description: The Occupational Therapy Department at UW Medical Center conducts a program to evaluate and instruct individuals with disabilities for driving potential. Participants in the Driving Rehabilitation Program receive specialized drivers training, and if needed, assistance in the selection of adaptive equipment and instruction in its use.
Any disabled person who applies to the program will be considered. 
Areas Served: WA State, Pacific NW, and Alaska 
Eligibility: A physician must refer applicants to the Driving Rehabilitation Program.  Applicants must be physically stable with a good driving record, and be able to maintain good judgement in driving emergencies.
How to apply: Call for current information about fees and a list of organizations that may be able to assist with driving instruction costs.
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance Worker's Compensation, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other third-party payers.

UW Medical Center - Rehabilitation Medicine Assistive Technology Clinic
1959 N.E. Pacific, Box 356490, Seattle, WA 98195 -6490
Phone: 206-598-7765
Email: Rehab@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.uwmedicine.org/ http://www.depts.washington.edu/rehab/tbi/index.shtml
Description: The Assistive Technology Clinic provides evaluation and training to people with physical disabilities who may require technology to increase their level of function. The clinic offers evaluation and prescription for wheelchair seating, mobility, augmentative communication and computer access needs. This clinic is the only program in the Northwest providing such service for adults with disabilities.
Areas Served: WA State, Pacific NW, and Alaska
How to apply: To make an appointment, call the Assistive Technology Clinic coordinator
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Good Samaritan Community Healthcare
Occupational Therapy Department 
407 14th Ave. SE -- Puyallup, WA 98372
Phones: 253-848-5571 -- Fax: 253-539-0885
Email:  info@goodsamhealth.org
Web site: http://www.goodsamhealth.org
Area Served: Pierce County and western Washington
Description: Offers consultation and evaluation regarding computer access, environmental control, independent living activities and home accessibility/ safety. Also provides letters of justification for funding sources. 
Eligibility: Brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and neurological disorders
How to Apply:  Call for information.
Fees:  Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance

A.T. AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING

WA Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)
University of Washington 
Email: info@watf.org
Web site: http://www.wata.org/
Description: Alliance (WATA) is a consumer advocacy network that includes the AT Resource Center at the University of Washington (ATRC), the AT Resource Center at Easter Seal Society in Spokane (EATRC), and the Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS). WATA is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded through the Washington Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and enjoys the guidance of a Consumer Majority Advisory Board. Provide information on and referrals to assistive technology devices. Sponsors a computer loan program. Many services are free or low cost. They maintain an extensive web site of assistive technology products and services.
Areas Served:  WA State
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities and their caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance

CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT

Children with Special Health Care Needs
999 - 3rd Avenue, Suite 900 – Seattle,  WA 98104
Phone: 206-296-4610 – FAX: 206-296-4679
Email: Donna.Borgford-Parnell@METROKC.GOV
Description: Provides information and referrals for children with special health care needs Assists families seeking health care, medical assistance, and durable medical equipment. Primarily serves low income, women, and children with special needs. 
Areas Served: King County
Eligibility: Age 18 and under Equipment requests must have been denied by Medicaid or Private insurance.
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: State and Federally funded program

GRANTS, LOANS AND SWAPS 

Disabled Children's Relief Fund
P.O. Box 7420 Freeport, New York 11520 
Web site: http://www.dcrf.com/index.html
Description: Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. 
Areas Served: U.S
Eligibility: Children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged.
How to apply: Write for application.  Applications are available between March and September
Fees: NA.

Helpline Help – Medical Equipment Loan
282 Knechtel Way NE - Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone: (206) 842-7621 
Email: hlvols@bainbridge.net
Web site: http://helplinehouse.org/index.shtml
Description: Medical equipment loans to low income elderly and disabled. Loans include mobility equipment, toilet extenders, crutches, etc.
Areas Served: Bainbridge Island only.
Eligibility: Low income children, elderly and disabled.
How to apply: Call for services.
Fees: Donation encouraged but not required 

Good Samaritan Community Healthcare
Pediatric Adaptive Equipment Swap
407 14th Ave. SE -- Puyallup, WA 98372
Phones: 253-848-5571 -- Fax: 253-539-0885 
Email:  info@goodsamhealth.org
Web site: http://www.goodsamhealth.org
Area Served: Pierce County and western Washington
Description:  Hosted by the Children’s Therapy Unit’s AT Program the Pediatric Adaptive Equipment Swap maintains a computerized database of interested families. Actual storage of the equipment is not provided. 
Eligibility: Brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and neurological disorders
How to Apply:  Call for information.

King County Labor Agency
2800 First Ave. Rm. 124 – Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-448-9277 – FAX: 206-448-3457
Email: kcla@kclaonline.org
Description: Volunteer union members build low-cost/no-cost wheelchair ramps, install grab bars and hand rails for the elderly and disabled. Client pays for materials; Waiting list; one month minimum
Area Served:  King County
Eligibility: Qualified low-income children, elderly and disabled. Must own home. No rentals or apartments
Fees: Free for qualified low-income elderly and disabled. Others pay for materials (wood, grab bars etc.)

Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
(WATF)  LOAN FUND
Phone: (206) 826-1038 or (800) 214-8731 V/TTY
Email: info@watf.org
Web site: http://www.watf.org/accessfund.htm
Description: helps Washington residents with disabilities obtain the technologies they need to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community. Through its Access Fund, WATF offers low interest loans for assistive technology (AT) and home and vehicle accessibility modifications.
Areas Served: WA, State
Eligibility: Persons with disabilities and their caregivers
How to apply: To apply for a loan call or visit web site 
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

WA Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA) – 
Funding Sources in WA State
CTDS, University of Washington, Box 357920 
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Phone: (206) 826-1038 or (800) 214-8731 V/TTY
Email: info@watf.org
Web site: http://wata.org – http://uwctds.washington.edu
Description: Resource Funding Guide. Developed and produced by the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (http://uwctds.washington.edu) at the University of Washington Center for Human Development and Disability for the Washington Assistive Technology Alliance.
Areas Served: Statewide
Eligibility: Persons with disabilities and their caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: $8.00 print copy by mail – Free download from web.

Washington State Assistive Technology Exchange
Phone: 800-214-8731
Web site: http://wata.org/atexchange/index.htm
Description: This online recycling database allows posting of 'wanted' and 'offered' messages. Devices may be any sort of assistive technology, including computers and related items (software, modems, printers, etc.).
Areas Served: Statewide 
Eligibility: The database is primarily for residents of Washington State
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Use of the database is free

RESOURCE CENTERS – HOME AND SCHOOL

Disability Resource Center – Home Modification Program
607 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite 17 - Everett, WA 98208-
Phone: (425) 347-5768: V/TTY - (425) 710-0767 FAX
Description: Both Everett and Snohomish County Housing Authorities have home loan programs so homeowners can make needed changes. Find ways in which people with disabilities can purchase homes. Section 8, HUD/public housing and other housing options also available.
Areas Served: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
Eligibility: Residents of Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services provided free of charge

Special Education Technology Center – 
State of WA School Districts
400 East University Way -- Mail Stop 7413 
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7413
Phone:  (509) 963-3350 -- FAX: (509) 963-3355
Email: blacka@cwu.edu
Website: http://www.cwu.edu/~setc/
Referral Method: A referral must be made through the school.
Description: Maintains a lending library (Switches, toys, AAC devices, alternative computer access, low tech resources. See website for complete list.) The center provides assistive technology collaborative planning for children with disabilities. Assistive devices available for loan, rent, lease or lease to own.
Area served: State of WA, School Districts, children up to age 21 enrolled in the school system.
Eligibility: Any students under current IEP or 504 plan, receiving services from a WA state school district. Will you repair, pick up and/or deliver? Summer institute is available in August. See website.
Fees: No fee

SW Washington Agency on Aging – Assistive Technology
7414 NE Hazel Dell - Vancouver, WA 98666-0425 
Phone: see below
Web site: http://www.irccv.org/swaa/cg-resources.htm
Description: Provides Assistive Technology, such as grab bars, raised toilet seats, portable commodes, bath benches, etc., assists the caregiver in meeting the normal daily activity needs of the care recipient. Additional assistive devices and services include Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and Project Lifesaver.
Areas Served: 360-694-8144 - Clark County, 360-577-4929 - Cowlitz & Wahkiakum 
Eligibility: Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. 


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