Vehicle conversions

We have learned that it is especially important for Thalidomide-affected people to have their own car because it ensures mobility and enables participation in social life. However, being able to operate a vehicle in traffic often involves costly and extensive vehicle conversions. Our foundation finances such modifications and the installation of special equipment including cameras that provide an overview of traffic and eliminate physical stress caused by turning the head. Another available aid is a telescopic steering wheel with integrated buttons that can be operated with short arms. An electric tailgate makes it easier to access the rear storage space. Voice assistants and sensors can replace many operational elements on the dashboard, which enables the driver to focus on driving.

To keep our funding as unbureaucratic and simple as possible, we offer direct coverage of the costs of individual benefits in kind.

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Do you want to apply for assistance for your living space or vehicle?

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  • You are recognised by the Contergan Foundation for Disabled People.
  • Other institutions such as health insurance companies, nursing care insurance companies, the social services department, the integration office or pension insurance providers are not obliged to cover the costs in question.
  • You can provide us with a cost estimate and a completed questionnaire. We will also gladly send you the questionnaire by post or via e-mail.
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How it works:

  • You will receive confirmation of receipt via e-mail or post, with an indication of how long it will take to process your request.
  • If we have any questions, we will get in contact with you by phone or in writing. Please let us know your preferred method of communication.
  • Your request will be presented to our foundation committee anonymously.
  • After the foundation committee has met, you will be informed of its decision in writing. We will also gladly inform you of the decision in advance by phone.
  • If the decision is positive, you can commission the work. The service company will send us a copy of the invoice issued in your name.
  • The committed amount will be transferred directly to the service company once the invoice has been received.


Click here to go to the online form.

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In addition to international funding, we support Thalidomide-affected people with individual solutions. We seek to understand your individual needs and provide you with assistance where you need it most. The core of our work consists of providing aids that make life in your own home easier, promote contact with other people, or enable you to carry out your professional work activities. We are always open to your questions and suggestions. Feel free to contact us.
... Access funding application material
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Do you have questions or suggestions? Feel free to write us an e-mail or give us a call.

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