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For the child with special healthcare needs, arranging for safe and reliable transportation and making special preparations before travel can present some unique challenges. The Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs at Cincinnati Children's provides resources for safe transportation to medical appointments.
For the child with special healthcare needs, it can sometimes be a challenge just getting to doctor visits. However, transportation to and from medical appointments can be funded by private insurance or Medicaid when medically indicated. When determining the type of transportation required by a child with special health needs, it is important to consider multiple issues, including:
Purchasing and modifying a car or van is an involved process. Since vehicle modifications can be expensive, it is well worth your time to be prepared and to research all options:
Information on modifications and wheelchair accessible vans, including adapted equipment and financing, is available from the following resources:
Air transportation services for children with special health care needs are available from the following organizations:
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