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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, relating more to that of a close friend or family member. For most, a furry…
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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 have to get in the way of that. Making your wedding day wheelchair-friendly…
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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 to delight and entertain kids of all ages. From sensory experiences to gadgets…
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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 activities that isn’t talked about a lot is scuba diving, a thrilling new experience…
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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 people who mean most to you. If you’re on a budget, going out or taking a vacation…
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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 certain devices, gadgets, and gizmos available that can help make life a little…
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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 as family, caregivers and friends. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association…
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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. The most important step is to start with an appointment with a mobility specialist. Since…
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It’s a Walk in the Park: Finding Wheelchair Accessible Parks Near You

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It's officially spring, and as the temperatures start to climb outdoor adventures should be at the top of your "to do" list. The National Parks Service is a great agency and resource for accessible parks and nature trails, abiding by the Americans…
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Affordable and Accessible Fitness at Home

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Gym memberships for individuals in wheelchairs can be expensive and many gyms struggle to provide accessibility options for getting around. Many gyms do not offer classes, provide equipment, or have accessible facilities for individuals in wheelchairs…