Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Equipment!?

Hey folks!
I am new to the special needs community and there is something that baffles me: where does all the used gear go? I am on the lookout for a chair for Ana, and I can't find something used anywhere!? Is there some "underground" of which I am not aware?
It's not that I am against buying something new; I have done it before and will probably do it again... It's just that I have a REALLY hard time believing that every parent that has ever bought a special tomato size 2 sitter still has it kicking around their house.
Any pointers, experienced parents? Forums or websites of which I am not aware?
All help is appreciated!

4 comments:

  1. I believe there are FB groups you can get used stuff on. I don't have personal experience so hopefully someone who does will chime in.

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  2. here in France It is payed by the social security and after we oftent send them to africa.
    This doesn't help you ! ;)

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    1. Could be the same here :-) I wouldn't know

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  3. Wherever I've lived, there has always been a group one can donate equipment to who then distributes it to those to need it. They usually have a place they set up once a week, or have a website with a list of what they've got. Your physical therapists might know of one in your area or whoever is in charge of your child's case if you are hooked up with a center that oversees your daughter's services.

    See if there are parent groups, too, which would be another good source.

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