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where do i find a special need stroller in california ????

iam looking for a stroller for a child that is 2yrs she has Cerebral Palsy if you guys could please point me in the right direction thank you ???

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sandymonje

Asked by sandymonje at 9:52 PM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Here's an online site--perhaps a home medical supply store will have the name of a local company that you can purchase one from?


    http://www.especialneeds.com/pediatrics-strollers-pushchairs.html


     


    This site will also help you with obtaining a stroller as well as any other needs you may have in the future!


    http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/contact/

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Well, if you have insurance to pay for it, you should go through a DME company (Durable Medical Equipment); your insurance company should have a list of approved providers. But the odds are high that insurance will not approve a special needs stroller for a 2 y/o b/c she should still be able to use a regular stroller w/supports. If you need an adaptive stroller at this age, then you should probably be looking at custom wheelchairs instead.

    If you don't have insurance, you could look on Craigslist or ebay or ask at your local Shriner's clinic or peds hospital for information about places to get gently used or donated equipment.

    If you can afford to purchase out-of-pocket for new, you can either order from a DME company yourself or from one of the special needs catalog suppliers (Abilitations, Flaghouse, adaptivemall, online pharmacies, etc. - there are tons of suppliers).
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:14 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Oh, and I should mention, adaptive strollers start out around $500 for a basic model and can go up into the thousands. My son's adaptive stroller (Convaid Safari-Tilt) cost over $5000.00, so if you have to pay out-of-pocket, look for something gently used, or better yet, get a grant or insurance to cover all or some of the cost for something new.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:17 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

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