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Travel / Transport Resources

Air Care Alliance
The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support, and other missions of public service.

Angel Flight, Inc.
Angel Flight was created by a group of pilots who believe in the benefit of volunteering. We strive to keep all aspects of the organization volunteer. We are a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends. We will arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. This service is available to individuals, and health care organizations. We will also arrange transportation of those people who are financially distressed, or who are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition.

Angel Guard Seat Belt Release Covers
Has your child learned how to unbuckle their seatbelt? Now you can keep your little angels safe and yourself sane with the ANGEL GUARD. Just slip it on and you’re ready to go.

ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps – The premier source for indoor and outdoor narrative route maps for blind and deafblind travelers.
InTouch Graphics, a leading designer and producer of tactile/low vision maps for the Blind, introduces ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps, a new and fully accessible narrative mapping service. It is modeled after the often-used “directions” feature of Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and MapQuest. With those services, sighted users make their selections for a starting point and destination from a drop-down menu of landmarks, and then click “GO” for driving directions. We have taken this information model, compiled additional adaptations that meet the specific needs of the blind and deafblind, and are now able to provide non-sighted travelers with customized “mobility-friendly” walking directions.

Corporate Angel Network
We arrange free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets.

DisabledTravelers.com
A resource dedicated to accessible travel information. This new site will provide you with information on businesses from around the world that specialize in disability travel.

Illinois Transit Links
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llinois Transit Links from American Public Transportation Association.

LifeLine Pilots
Founded in 1981 by Wanda Whitsitt of Champaign, IL, LifeLine Pilots, 501 (c)(3), began as a small group of pilots in Illinois who envisioned using their special skill of flying to help people with emergencies to reach medical centers. Originally, there were 40 pilots coordinated by a group of volunteers. A total of 40 missions were flown the first three years. After five years, the group separated from the state agency in order to expand the service area outside of Illinois.

Mercy Medical Airlift
MMA’s mission is to ensure that no needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation; further, to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security emergencies.

MobilityWorks
MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers – serving the disabled community with wheelchair accessible minivans, full-size vans with lifts and commercial fleet vehicles.

Operation Liftoff
Operation Liftoff provides air transportation for children with a life threatening illness for a treatment trip.

Ride Safe – Vehicle Safety for People Who Use Wheelchairs
Information from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to help you travel more safely in motor vehicles while seated in your wheelchair.

Sprout Travel Programs
Since 1979, Sprout’s travel program is dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities grow through challenging and safe travel experiences and social activities.  Operating close to one hundred domestic and international trips every year, Sprout provides its participants an array of travel opportunities in the company of their peers and with the supervision and support of our exceptional Sprout Leaders.

Traveler’s Aid Chicago
Travelers Aid Chicago is a program that provides resources and referrals, crisis intervention and protective travel services to passengers traveling through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Each year, trained social service staff and dedicated volunteers assist more than 600,000 travelers.

TSA – Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
TSA has established a program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids, and devices. Our program covers all categories of disabilities (mobility, hearing, visual, and hidden). As part of that program, we established a coalition of over 70 disability-related groups and organizations to help us understand the concerns of persons with disabilities and medical conditions.

 

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