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A power wheelchair for a child with a physical disability can cost as much as $35,000 – the price of a small car. When you add on the cost of other necessary equipment, such as lifts, ramps and bathing equipment, and escalating basic living expenses, the financial burden on families to care for their child at home is overwhelming.
Given that, of the families who requested financial assistance from Easter Seals in 2017, 64% reported a total family income under $60,000, 45% had a total annual household income under $40,000 and 24% had a total family income under $20,000, it is difficult for most families with a child with a physical disability to financially manage on their own.
What are you prepared to do to help families with the cost of equipment by increasing the portion paid by the Assistive Devices Program, and by expanding the list of accessibility aids that are funded by ADP?
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