The Accessibility Program

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter recognizes persons with ALS may need accessibility modifications to their homes.  The Chapter understands not everyone has insurance or other means to pay for necessary modifications.  For this reason, The Chapter has established The Accessibility Program to help persons with ALS access ramping and stair glides.


  1. Installation of modular ramps at a patient’s residence
  2. Installation of a rental stair glide


  1. Patient has a diagnosis of ALS.
  2. Patient does not have other resources that will cover needed items (e.g. OVR, County Office of Aging, VA, Long Term Care policy).
  3. The Chapter will not contribute funding to a pre-existing project.
  4. The Chapter’s ability to fund a particular project needs to be determined and pre-approved by the program coordinator.
  5. An evaluation by a Chapter approved vendor is required.
  6. Families will be contacted regarding their ability to cost share with The Chapter.
  7. The Chapter reserves the right to reject a project for any reason whatsoever at its discretion.
  8. The Chapter may require a Therapist or Nurse be sent to the patient’s home to evaluate their needs and capabilities if the patient’s physical status is not well known to the Chapter.
  9. The Chapter may request the ALS Clinic Team evaluate the ongoing appropriateness and safety of the person to use the stair glide or ramping unit.
  10. The Chapter reserves the right to remove the stair glide or ramping unit at its discretion if deemed unsafe.
  11. Approved payments are made directly to the vendors and installers upon receipt of an invoice.
  12. All purchased equipment and components remain the property of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
  13. Patient has signed a Chapter’s Consent and Release form.

For more information about applying for The Accessibility Program, contact Wendy Barnes @ 610-797-2102 or  


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.