Adapt-Ability, Inc.

To enable people with disabilities through technology

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Programs:

Home Modifications
Seating Positioning
Jobsite Acommodation
Customized Seating Program

Who is typically referred and who refers them?
What happens when a person is referred to Adapt-Ability?
Who pays for custom wheelchair modifications?
Other types of Seating...


Who is typically referred and who refers them?

We serve people with many different types of physical and sensory disabilities; we serve all disabilities and ages. People often refer themselves or are referred by others working with them, such as counselors, case managers, therapists, and family members.

What happens when a person is referred to Adapt-Ability?

Together, we determine a goal for the project, such as being able to sit without pain, or being able to perform specific tasks. then, with physician orders, we evaluate the person's physical status. During this evaluation we utilize many different techniques to get a picture of how pressure is being spread on different kinds of cushions in different positions.

We then perform a simulation of the seating system so that the consumer has a good idea of what the new system will probably feel like. We also choose or design accessories, such as lap trays, chest supports, head rests, foot boxes and joystick controls. We take into consideration important issues such as transportation, how the equipment will be maintained and future needs and plans.

Who pays for custom wheelchair modifications?

Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance are the primary funders of wheelchairs and related accessories. Other funding sources such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation sometimes assist with funding. For those who aualify grant funding may be available to assist. Part of the service we offer is helping you find that appropriate funding sources(s) for your equipment and educating you on how to access these sources today and in the future.

Other types of Seating...

The Seating Program also refers to other types of positioning for alternate uses. In the past we have adapted such items as: dining room chairs; shower and toilet chairs; children's car seats; car, van and bus seats; strollers; computer chairs; bed positioning equipment; canoes, tricycles, and bicycles.


How can someone obtain additional information about this service?

Anyone seeking more information can call Adapt-Ability at (314)-432-1101

If you have a need for an unusual item we may be able to help. We specialize in one-of-a-kind projects.