Living With a Disability Archives - NMEDA

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 for what’s around the corner and heading her way. The strategy has served her…

2021 Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour Kicks Off at Moss Rehabilitation Center

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When Berlin, NJ resident Julia Bonamassa took the field for her youth soccer and softball games at 10 years old, she started falling down a lot. She began having trouble running. A few months later, her identical twin sister, Jessica, started experiencing the same thing.

Accessible Minivans for Parents with Disabilities

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Being a parent is a round the clock job, with no paid vacation or sick days. After all the hours of taking care of your child, the hard work is always worth it. But when you have mobility issues, the work becomes a little more challenging and…
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Independence on the Road: What Equipment Do You Need?

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The summer is a great time to take a vacation and explore the open road, but it’s always necessary to keep in mind the proper equipment and adaptations to keep you and your family safe. It’s important to know about these modifications and…

American Lift Aids Helps Grant Teens Wish

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NMEDA member, American Lift Aids, recently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a local family gain automotive independence...

Mobility My Way: “It’s What I Do…”

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Speaking with Charlotte’s Brian Muscarella, it’s hard to imagine that there was once a time that he was intimidated by driving with hand controls. But for those first six months after his highly rare, C7 level, spinal stroke at age 53, he certainly was. Yes, even as he was learning to do so much in life all over again, and adding the new dimension of adaptive sports, he didn’t think he could drive...

May is National Mobility Awareness Month

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Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). As an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities, NMEDA and its members continue to support National Mobility Awareness Month...

Mobility My Way: The Move to a Minivan

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This story begins back in the days of car-toppers and bench seats. Remember those? Long before lowered floor minivans and ramp equipped SUVs became the norm—actually, long before minivans and SUVs were even invented—these were a few of the things disabled drivers considered when looking at vehicles to get them on the road...
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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…