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THE ONLY MOBILITY TOOL FOR TODDLERS WHO ARE BLIND
Schools and Agencies Pediatric Belt Cane Purchase
Safe Toddles is the sole source for pediatric belt canes. We accept purchase orders and will provide a price quote or any other paperwork needed by your school or agency before purchase of a pediatric belt cane. Please click on the button below to begin the process of obtaining pediatric belt canes for your students who are blind or mobility visually impaired.
Belt Canes are a Medical Necessity
Physical therapists have successfully gotten insurance to cover the belt cane working with their local durable medical equipment (DME) companies (e.g., National Seating and Mobility). DMEs already work with providers to get kids pieces of equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, or standers.
Step 1. Measure child for her belt cane and send the size and letter of medical necessity (LMN) to your assistive technology professional (ATP) at your local DME. An example of that letter is attached below.
Step 2: The DME company sends the order to their doctor to sign off on and then sends that and my LMN to a state Medicaid reviewer for approval.
Step 3: Once the DME company receives an approval letter from Medicaid that they would pay for the belt cane, the DME company orders the belt cane. They submit the order for reimbursement on their end.
Step 4: The belt cane gets delivered to the DME company and then they call the patient for delivery.
Request Free Pediatric Belt Cane
Project Participants Join Both Projects
We are committed providing free belt canes to children! Two projects to choose from to obtain a free pediatric belt cane and access to the belt cane curriculum.
Smart Belt Study
One Belt Cane ($200 value) plus $100 to
Test the Smart Belt
Funded by the US Department of Education, the project tests the Smart Belt. Participants will receive one standard belt cane set at no cost and $100 for child participant who is blind/mobility visually impaired.
Individuals help us test the smart belt cane
Current users are eligible parents of children who are blind or mobility visually impaired (ages 12-59 months) who are current belt cane users call 845-244-6600 or email us email@example.com to request a letter of consent.
New users sign up by clicking button below - to complete the in-take form and submit signed letter of consent.
Individual testers (child wearing smart belt) will be compensated with $100.
Agency testing sites
Financial compensation will be provided to the facility and the parents who participate in a one-day data collection event at your agency.
To be selected as a site, we need at least 5-10 children who are blind or mobility visually impaired (ages 12-59 months who will have worn belt canes for one month). For this event, we will need access to space at your facility that offers unobstructed walking (e.g., gym, hallway).
In addition to agency compensation, each individual tester (child wearing a smart belt) will be compensated $100.
Safe Toddles Research Project
Pediatric Belt Canes for Usage Videos Until Child Outgrows Them
Safe Toddles seeks families and professionals to join our video library by contributing before and with belt cane videos. These videos assist in improving belt cane design, demonstrating outcomes to potential users and demonstrates the abilities of toddlers and preschoolers who are blind once they acquire consistently safe mobility.
Everyone who is obtaining a pediatric belt cane is encouraged to consider participating by submitting videos to us - families need you!