What I Wish For My Child

Applications are still being accepted!

Teen on a custom motorized swing giving a thumbs up.
Teen on a custom motorized swing giving a thumbs up.
Teen on her new pink trike with customized features with dad by her side.
Teen on her new pink trike with customized features with dad by her side.
Boy in a motor wheelchair with an engineered lacrosse stick attached to the left arm featuring a lever to catapult the ball.
Boy in a motor wheelchair with an engineered lacrosse stick attached to the left arm featuring a lever to catapult the ball.

“What I Wish” is an annual campaign where parents, caregivers, teachers, and/or relatives submit custom device “wishes” for children with developmental or cognitive challenges (ages 2-21).  Requests are accepted in early spring of each year. Even if you have missed the spring deadline date, submit your request anyway as we will consider requests year-round on a case by case basis.   Once requests are approved for scope and safety, 1-3 families receive their requests, at no charge – Yes, no charge!  For all other requests, families can still have their wishes granted for a small project fee – far below market price.  For families with income challenges, we work with the families to achieve their goals.  Allow us to help make a dream come true! 

Tell us your custom “wish” for a child with special needs (ages 2-21) to live and play more independently.  (We also welcome referrals from educators, social workers, and medical professionals).  Our volunteer engineers work hand-in-hand with medical professionals to make dreams come true! 

Three winners will be selected in July for FREE custom solution. Requests received after June 30 at 11:59pm can be completed at a small fee and become part of our year-round Custom AT Program along with the other requests.  LISS accepted.

An elevated crib designed for a dad in a wheelchair to access his newborn.
An elevated crib designed for a dad in a wheelchair to access his newborn.

Submit your request

Requests for the 2023 program must be submitted by June 30 at 11:59pm.

Your Name
Family’s Address
About Your Child
Contact’s Phone Number
Parent Name (if different)
How did you hear about us?
Photo permission

If selected, do you give permission for Image /VME to use selected photos of you and your child for promotional and fundraising purposes to help other families? This includes: social media, brochures, website, etc.

Note: No worries…This does NOT have an impact on whether your request will be selected.