Paying for adaptive equipment

Woman in wheelchair getting out of an adapted vehicle

Recorded: May 9, 2023 – Wondering how to fund the purchase of an adaptive vehicle, a ramp, or a piece of equipment denied by insurance? Join us for an overview of Maine’s Kim Wallace Adaptive Equipment Loan Program (AELP), which offers low interest financing that increases the purchasing power of people with disabilities in Maine. AELP funds can be used to purchase a range of items including adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and home modifications. This webinar will provide an overview of the program, the application process, and frequently asked questions. We will also briefly review other financial resources that might be helpful to use in conjunction with AELP.


Henry Powell, OTR/L – Henry Powell is an Independent Living Specialist from Alpha One, and Administrative Director for the Adaptive Equipment Loan Program. He received his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England. Henry has spent the last seven years working with Alpha One as an Independent Living Specialist, assisting people with disabilities to be more independent in their homes and communities. Henry has also worked for seven years on the Adaptive Equipment Loan Program, providing assistance for applicants to acquire the costly equipment or technology to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Henry resides in Portland.

Vic Schalk, OTR/L – Vic is an occupational therapist and an independent living specialist at Alpha One. She works with people with disabilities on programs to support them in maintaining their independence in the home and is especially passionate about connecting consumers with assistive technology, accessible housing, and community resources.


Resources discussed in webinar:
Paying for Adaptive Equipment PowerPoint – PDF
Paying for Adaptive Equipment Handout – PDF

Rev: 5/11/2023