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What Makes an Accessible Nature Trail?

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As the weather starts to warm up, who can resist getting outside? With virtually thousands of miles of nature trails and pathways throughout the country, there are…

Mobility My Way: The Speed of Life

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“If your friends don’t get you into situations where you may have to swim out of a vehicle, do you even have friends?” That’s the question Karah Behrend used to caption a June 2019 Instagram video post...

Play from your Chair: Sports that Don’t Require Adaptive Equipment

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Staying fit with wheelchair sports Wheelchair sports have seen a surge in popularity over the past decade. From Olympic competitions to locally organized events,…

Mobility My Way: He’s a Car Guy (In a Car Family)

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Chris Malcom's three (plus) decades on the road. By Mike Savicki Georgia’s Chris Malcom is a car guy. Always has been. The older the cars are, the better. And…

Mobility My Way: A Planner and Pioneer of What’s Possible

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Tricia Downing is a planner. More specifically, she’s that special proactive type who always likes to look and think five steps ahead so that she will be ready…
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Get Physical with Adaptive Exercise and Equipment

  Exercising and maintaining a fitness routine has been proven beneficial in ways extending beyond improving one’s physical health. Basic physical fitness…
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Self-Care for Caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month

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November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we want to take a little time to remind caregivers that they must "Take care, to give care." Whether a friend,…
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Planning a Wheelchair Accessible Wedding

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Tying the knot, getting hitched, saying “I do,” whatever you call it, getting married can be one of the most exciting times of your life. A disability doesn’t…
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Exploring the Ocean: How to Make Scuba Diving Adaptable

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With summer being the perfect time for a getaway, there are a lot of activities and adventures that can take you off the shore and into the big blue. One of these…
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Wheelchair Accessible Summer Activities on a Budget

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Summer is just around the corner—how are you going to spend it? For some it is all about soaking up some sun, or maybe just relaxing and spending time with the…