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The Importance of Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

From determining what type of vehicle conversions are appropriate for drivers or families with special needs to diminishing these challenges and preparing them to get behind the wheel, certified driver rehabilitation specialists (CDRSs) help…
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Differences Between Service, Therapy, and Emotional Support Animals

Many times, the terms service, therapy, and emotional support are mistakenly used interchangeably to describe an animal accompanying a person with a disability. While animals falling into each of these categories can be invaluable additions…
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Tips on Properly Anchoring Wheelchairs in Mobility Vehicles

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Vehicles that are not accessible are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a belt restraint system to protect the upper and lower torso, and air bags to protect you in the event of a crash. This “cone…
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The Ins and Outs of Roadside Assistance

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When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside assistance. But finding the ideal company requires some digging as no two…
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Gift Ideas for Seniors & People with Disabilities

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It's the season of giving and we're here to help you with some gift ideas for seniors or people with disabilities. Technological advances allow for new and improved gadgets and gizmos every year, all with the purpose of simplifying difficult…
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Mobility My Way: The World Can Wait

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By Mike Savicki Back in the early 2000s, Arizona’s Loren Worthington made a decision to see the world. And why shouldn’t he? The Army brat who was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, was already used to traveling, camping, hunting, fishing, and…
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Mobility My Way: A Heart of Gold!

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By Mike Savicki Bob Lujano’s journey from Texas to Alabama, Athens and Beyond There is a scene in the Academy-Award nominated documentary, Murberball, when co-star, Bob Lujano, and his teammates, play a prank on an unsuspecting…
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Tips for Caregivers

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Spending an average of 20 hours per week, more than 65 million people provide care each year to a person a with a disability, someone who is chronically ill, or an aging individual. For these 65 million people, caregiving can prove to be a rewarding…
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Adapted Vehicle Tips for New Wheelchair Users

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When learning a new skill or hobby, there may be a time of challenge before complete understanding. In the same way, a new wheelchair user, especially one beginning to use a minivan, SUV, or truck that is wheelchair accessible, can experience…
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Celebrate Earth Day with an Accessible Garden

Each year, Earth Day reminds us all of the difference we can make by working to protect, clean, and preserve our natural surroundings. As we are all spending more time at home, now is the perfect opportunity to start your own accessible garden. What…