Camp Twin Lakes provides places and paths for children with serious illnesses and life challenges to experience the joys of childhood and grow in their confidence and capabilities. Camp Twin Lakes provides year-round, fully-accessible, and intentionally designed camp programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles while creating shared experiences with other children who face similar challenges. This is a great resource for social interaction with other children with disabilities.
Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission was founded in 1998, when Georgia voters overwhelmingly approved (by 73%) a constitutional amendment to create a Trust Fund for brain and spinal injuries, paid for by a surcharge on drunk driving fines. The Trust Fund makes grants in many categories of assistance such as: Transportation, Assistive technology, Medical and rehabilitative care, Home modifications, Personal support services and Durable medical equipment.
Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse provides a bridge of support for a person with a brain injury in the transition from medical patient to contributing community member. Side by Side runs a Life Skills program to help brain injury patients learn learn how to manage the day-to-day after injury. This is a great resource for social interaction with other kids who have sustained TBIs.
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) represents a standardized approach to interscholastic sports programming for students with physical disabilities. It’s a not-for-profit association dedicated to developing adapted interscholastic sport programs in partnership with national, state, and local educational agencies. This cooperative approach represents the most successful model for affording students with physical disabilities access to competitive sport.
The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Assistance is awarded to spinal cord injury survivors with paraplegia and quadriplegia (paralysis must be due to a spinal cord injury that was caused by an accident).
The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to a making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. They offer grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. Individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the US are eligible for grants.
The goal of the My Gym Challenged America Foundation is to provide equipment and services that enhance the quality of life and improve the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children who are physically or developmentally challenged and those coping with chronic illness. Through their gifting program, they help children acquire the confidence, self-esteem, and sense of well-being they need to lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives.
Using adapted toys, educational materials, computer equipment and iPads, Lekotek provides opportunities for kids to have fun and learn along the way. It is a safe haven from medical appointments and therapies. It is a place where there are no expectations to perform, a place where parents find resources and support.
FOCUS + Fragile Kids is aims to help children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental and/or physical disabilities. They comfort with hospital visits and support groups, offer hope by information and education, provide fun activities for parents and kids and help to make equipment available to children in need. Parents or legal guardians of a medically fragile child, age 21 or younger, who is a legal U.S. citizen with a primary residence in Georgia may apply for Equipment.
Andee’s Army aims to improve the lives of all children who have suffered from brain or spinal cord injury or disease. In addition to our Patient Assistance Grant Program, we are committed to researching and sharing relevant resources in our community that may be of use to our patients and their families. If you are aware of additional resources, please let us know by emailing . We're rooting for you!