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Safety Tips on 4-Point Tiedown Wheelchair Securement

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  For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures…
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Protect Yourself Online This Holiday Season

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Time is running out for holiday shopping—have you checked off everyone on your "nice" list? Being in a wheelchair can create additional challenges when it comes…
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Service Dogs: Pet, Friend, and Family Member

The benefits that service dogs provide for people with disabilities can span a lifetime. These indescribable relationships extend far beyond that of a pet and owner,…
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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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Adaptive Toys for Children with Disabilities

While certain toys can turn playtime into a stressful event for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities, there are a wide variety of options available…
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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…
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Helpful Mobility Gadgets Under $50

Our abilities may change with age and time. Every day tasks like getting in/out of a vehicle or turning on a stove can be a challenge or exhausting, but there are…
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Coping with a New Disability

Adjusting to a new lifestyle can take a toll on an individual physically and emotionally. Living with a disability can present challenges for everyone involved such…
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Tips on Choosing an Accessible Van for Children with Special Needs

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Children with special needs often need to use wheelchairs for mobility. Vehicles with special features are available or vans can be converted to accommodate them.…