AVA = Accessible Van Assistance

The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation has established a new program to assist families affected by muscular dystrophy who are in the process of purchasing a vehicle and need help closing the financial gap to bring their vehicle home. This program is called AVA = Accessible Van Assistance.

This new program is for partial van assistance. Given the high price of accessible vehicles, we want to help with partial van assistance. You will need to provide a down payment, current vehicle trade-in value to help offset the cost of the van (if applicable), possible Medicaid Waiver funds, potential personal fundraising efforts, loan financing, etc. AVA assistance is one piece of the puzzle. 

How does it work? Step 1: Complete our online financial assistance form, found here. Step 2: If you meet the basic criteria, we send you the full 4-page application for requesting partial van assistance. Step 3: Complete the application and send it back to us. 

Funding is determined on a case-by-case basis upon meeting the requirements to apply to AVA and upon completion of the application and other needed information. 


The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation uses the power of giving to increase the quality of life and independence of people with muscular dystrophy—and empower their families—through advocacy, education, and financial assistance.

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