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Finding a funding source can seem daunting but the task is easier than one might think.  Now with the addition of the internet the world has really become a small place. A great place to start is http://foundationcenter.org/.  This website has 10's of thousands of funders all in one place. Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines are a great place for information but they will require more digging. Remember to do your research and do not pay for anything up front.  Many times when looking for free money you will encounter not free solutions DO NOT USE THESE! The information...

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. Edition 2: Letter of Medical Necessity: The letter of medical necessity is an official document justifying the medical need for a product or service you are seeking for your child.  Most funders' require you to have someone substantiate why your child needs this device or service.  They must have a therapist or doctor show why this equipment will improve your childs' health or quality of life.  Below are some simple things you need to make sure the clinician includes in the letter. Describe who you are (clinician), what you want, and beneficiary’s name (childs) Establish your credentials (clinician), experience...

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13 Steps for Getting Funded: Determine what assistive technology you need Get a cost estimate for what you need Take a picture of your child with the item you are requesting funding for Get a letter of medical necessity Gather important documents for your applications Submit the item needed and price quote to your insurance to get denial letter Write a high qulity ask letter Research funding sources to find the best match for your child Call and talk to the funders that you select Complete any forms required by the funder Make sure to follow up with funder after...

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