Financial Assistance programs for special needs car seats?



Are there any resources out there to assist families in obtaining specialized car seats for their disabled child? Does Medicaid ever cover the cost?


CPST and ketchup snob
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Medicaid does cover it as DME but like anything else it can be quite a process to get it approved.

I've heard of the Easter Seals, Shriners, and other organizations helping in certain circumstances.

A conventional seat is usually preferable if one would work, and three are a lot of distribution programs out there for that. Some organizations have a small budget for unusual seats, like infant seats for preemies or high weight harnesses for kids with autism if they don't usually stock hwh, or sometimes even an ez-on harness, but usually that's very limited and not many programs have such funds available.

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