Below you’ll find information about the programs we’re aware of that provide funding for purchases like a safety bed for a child with special needs. If you don’t see a program that works for you, contact us! We’ll be happy to help you find an option that fits your location and your child’s diagnosis.
To receive waiver funding you must contact your child's Service and Support Administrator (SSA) then provide him/her with a Letter of Necessity (if needed) and a prescription from your doctor. Your SSA will then begin the process of contacting our provider, Arc of Ohio, to move forward with attaining your bed. This can be a lengthy process, so get started today! Give the following contact information to your SSA for our provider:
Arc of Ohio
*See Elements of a Letter of Necessity at the bottom of this page.
Elements of a Letter of Necessity
2. Explain how the bed or crib currently being used fails to protect the patient and the consequence of falling will result in bodily harm. Include, if applicable, how the patient has the capacity to climb.
3. Perhaps address the psychological issues in regards to needing a safety bed.
4. Recommend the Safe Place BedTM and how it addresses each of your concerns. In addition to the need of having a safety bed while traveling to doctor appointments, therapy camps, etc.