Breaking Through BarriersBy Alexander, Amy Elizabeth; Exceptional Parent Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 7, p. 21
Publication Date: July 2009
Article features Home Free Home (HFH), an organization which provides architectural design services to people who need home modifications to accommodate a physical disability. Founded in 2006, the national non-profit organization comprises a group of volunteer architects, contractors, and university students whose mission is to create barrier-free designs for small construction projects such as ramps, bathrooms, and kitchens. HFH is based in Long Island, New York, and has expanded its projects into Massachusetts, Kansas, California, and Georgia. HFH not only eases the financial burden, but also assumes the planning and organizing of home modifications for its clients. The article describes the organization’s pilot project, a ramp built for a 4-year-old girl with spina bifida that allows her easy access to, and egress from, her home. More information about HFH can be found at http://www.homefreehome.org.
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