Living With a Disability Archives - Page 2 of 18 - NMEDA
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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…
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Making Your Home More Accessible

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It's safe to say most of us our spending more time at home recently. Maybe it's shone a light on some things that could be adjusted to make it easier to get around and complete day-to-day tasks. Whether it’s an unexpected injury or a birth…
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Ramps v. Lifts: Which One is Right for Your Mobility Vehicle?

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There are a wide variety of available options when it comes to choosing the right mobility solutions for your wheelchair accessible vehicle, but with the help of our local NMEDA dealers, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists and informative…
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Tips on Preparing an Accessible Vehicle for Trade-In or Sale

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If you’re trying to sell your wheelchair accessible vehicle by yourself, you should know the average mobility vehicle could take a few months to sell. The number of people with mobility challenges in one local area who are in the market to…
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Living (and Thriving) with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and disorders affect more than a quarter of a million Americans each year, making knowledge and awareness about these conditions more important than ever. Keep reading to learn more about different spinal cord injuries,…
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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 a wheelchair with four straps attached to the wheelchair at four separate securement…
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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 to dealing with the larger crowds at department stores and malls around the holidays.…