Financial Assistance programs for special needs car seats?

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