The Kids Assistive Technology program (KAT) can provide limited funding for assistive technology, vehicle access modifications, and some home access modifications for children under age 21. Applications for children in families of lower income receive priority.

We accept applications year round.  At the current time The Kids Assistive Technology program is out of funds. 

The KAT Program has two main purposes:

  • To help when no other funding source is available
  • To assist when other sources of funding are not enough to cover the costs of needed assistive technology or access modifications.

Examples of items covered through KAT include:

  • Adaptive vehicle modifications (i.e. wheelchair lifts, turney seats, power chair carriers, etc.)
  • Owner occupied home access and bathroom modifications (i.e. stairway lifts, materials and labor related to wheelchair ramps, widening doorways, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, safety rails, etc.)
  • Hearing aids
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Mobility aids
  • Vision and braille devices
  • Environmental controls
  • Assistive technology services (i.e. evaluation and training costs)

KAT Does Not Cover

Items Not Covered:

  • Instructional software
  • Air conditioners and air purifiers
  • Vehicle purchases
  • Weighted vests
  • Equipment used for therapy
  • Cochlear implants
  • Medical supplies
  • Fencing
  • Non-accessibility related home renovations

To qualify for the KAT Program the participant must:

Program Qualifiers: 

  • A Missouri resident
  • Between birth and up to 21
  • Meet financial eligibility guidelines (family income at or below 300% of the federal poverty guidelines)
  • Have an eligible special health care need (i.e. cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, cleft lip and palate, hearing disorders, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida, et. al.)
  • Applied for or exhausted other possible funding sources. (Visit the funding resource page to learn about other funding sources)
  • Have documentation from the funding source, if using matching funds.

Completed applications must be submitted by mail to Missouri Assistive Technology at 1501 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs, MO 64015.

Questions and requests for a copy of the application should be directed to Eileen at or via phone at 800-647-8557.