The difficulty of navigating through their home can leave a disabled person stranded and dependent on a caretaker. For example, transit services for the disabled will not pick up a resident unless they have a ramp accessible entrance, leaving some disabled people literally trapped in their homes. United Cerebral Palsy Association addresses this vital concern by providing free home modification for more than 400 people each year. UCP’s Architectural Barrier Removal Program allows residents greater mobility by widening doorways and installing wheelchair accessible showers and toilets. New ramps and railings make street access easy. UCP services allow disabled residents to move freely about their homes and enjoy a greater degree of independence and privacy.
The United Cerebral Palsy chapter in Arkansas might be able to provide some funding for van if funds are not available from other sources. Contact: United Cerebral Palsy, 10400 W. 36th, Little Rock, AR 72204; 501-228-3834