At Bussani Mobility, we don’t just sell wheelchair accessible vans. We like to help our customers and friends in all areas of their lives. These companies and organizations can provide you with valuable information to assist you beyond your transportation needs:
A Place for Mom – www.aplaceformom.com
The largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada, A Place for Mom helps seniors and their families find senior care and housing based on their unique needs and budget.
Able News – http://ablenews.com/
The positive newspaper for, by and about people with disabilities, as well as their friends, family and caregivers. Sign up for a free online subscription.
Abilities Expos – www.abilities.com/expos
The go-to source for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Events held in major cities across America.
Accessible Festivals – https://accessiblefestivals.org/accessible-festivals-guide/
Here’s a guide to the most accessible events, like music festivals, around the country. Includes info about accessible viewing areas, visual accommodations, effective communication for deaf/hard of hearing patrons, perimeter transportation and more. And a video about the organization: https://youtu.be/IFuu_EMljqI
Accessible Housing Rentals – https://www.thezebra.com/resources/home/renting-with-disabilities/
A guide to finding and renting accessible housing for individuals living with a disability. Includes information about your rights; agencies to help with resources; and tips to finding an apartment or condo, and settling in.
Accomable – http://www.accomable.com/
Accessible homes, apartments, swaps and holiday rentals available around the world.
A leader in selling, renting and installing a full line of accessibility ramps and lifts for residential and commercial applications. 45 locations across North America.
Beineinu – www.beineinu.org
Connecting Jewish parents of children with special needs.
Birth Injury Center – www.birthinjurycenter.org/cerebral-palsy/
Provides resources and help for families affected by a birth injury, including cerebral palsy.
Burke Rehabilitation Center – www.burke.org
Dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine, this state-of-the-art facility offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery.
Canine Companions for Independence – www.cci.org
Enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/
Provides answers and assistance to parents of children with cerebral palsy; designed to complement advice given by your primary health professionals.
Destination: Accessible – www.destinationaccessible.com
This site has detailed information about handicapped accessibility at all types of places, primarily on Long Island and in the New York Metropolitan area — all based on firsthand research.
Disability Claims guidebook – www.disabilitydenials.com/guide-to-disability-claims/
If you become disabled and can no longer work, disability insurance plans and government disability programs offer potential sources of replacement income in the form of disability benefit payments. See a free easy-to-read guide called The Complete Guide to Disability Claims, Insurance and Benefits.
Electric Wheelchairs guidebook – https://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/electric-wheelchairs/#compare
To help you find the ideal electric wheelchair, ConsumerAffairs.com has put together a guide to answer common questions and provide reviews of available products.
Financial Assistance for Disabled Homeowners and Tenants – more info here
There are many funding sources available to help homeowners and tenants who are living with a physical disability. Here’s a list of resources to consider exploring.
Help.org – www.help.org/substance-abuse-rehab-for-veterans/
Offering comprehensive information about substance abuse among veterans, governmental programs that offer treatment, and steps that veterans can take to get the help that they need.
Home Aides of Rockland – www.homeaides.org
Providing dignified care and support so loved ones can remain safely and independently in their home environment.
HOPEFitness – www.hopefitness.org
Providing fitness, sport training, and social events for participants who are physically and/or intellectually challenged, economically disfranchised, or are considered “at risk” either behaviorally or due to their living situations.
Let All the Children Play Foundation – www.latcp.org
Improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play side-by-side with their able-bodied peers.
Long Island Center for Independent Living – www.licil.net
Providing a down-to-earth home base where people with disabilities can access services and information that can open doors for a more productive, healthy and secure life.
Mainly Special Needs Travel – http://www.mainlyspecialneedstravel.com/
Certified accessible travel advocates that enable those with special needs or medical conditions to travel with friends and family. They take care of all the details (trip suggestions, accommodations, medical support) so you can focus on enjoying your vacation.
National Care Planning Council – www.longtermcarelink.net
Comprehensive resource for eldercare, senior services and care planning.
New Beginnings – www.nbli.org
State-of-the-art outpatient facility designed to provide rehabilitation, management and recovery for community members with traumatic brain injury, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities or dementia.
NMEDA – www.nmeda.com
A non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Novoresume – www.novoresume.com/career-blog/disability-career-guide
Career guide offering advice on how to navigate the pathway to successful employment as a person living with a disability.
NYCSCIA – www.nycspinalcord.org
Greater New York Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NYCSCIA) helps people rebuild their lives after spinal cord injury by providing resources, services and peer support to survivors and their families.
Paralyzed Veterans of America – https://www.pva.org/
The PVA aims to help disabled veterans transcend adversity and conquer challenges. It offers resources, research, support and adaptive sports opportunities.
Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel – www.rdadaptiveapparel.com
Designer of fashionable adaptive apparel solutions for people with special needs.
See and Be Safe – www.seeandbesafe.com
Manufacturer of accessories to enhance the visibility of anyone using powerchairs, wheelchairs or walkers; also grip products that help to maintain independence of the user by allowing them to balance electronics and food on a non-slip surface.
Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide – https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/new-york
This website provides information about the what, why, how, and when of senior adult care facilities in New York state.
Special Needs Expos – www.specialneedsexpos.com
Expo shows offering a large variety of special needs resources for families, individuals, professionals and caregivers.
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children – www.stmaryskids.org
State-of-the-art medical facility providing long-term care to children with medically complex conditions. New York’s City’s only post-acute care facility for children.
Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Clothing – https://usa.tommy.com/en/tommy-adaptive
Iconic popular fashion brand, Tommy Hilfiger, offers an adaptive clothing line for consumers with non-standard body types, including people with physical disabilities.
The Viscardi Center – www.viscardicenter.org
Prepares adolescents and adults with all types of disabilities (cognitive, physical, learning, developmental) and levels of experience for entry or re-entry into the workforce by assisting them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation and economic self-sufficiency.