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Parenting Tips How to Shop for An Accessible Van

Parenting Tips: How to Shop for An Accessible Van

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Wheelchair vans have come a very long way since their humble beginnings. With new mechanical technology being introduced each year, accessible vans have quickly become powerful, reliable equipment for individuals and families living with disabilities. Conversely,…
Fall Accessible Road Trip

Preparing for an Accessible Road Trip this Fall

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The leaves have already started to change, pumpkin patches are all around, Halloween is just around the corner and the fall season is in full swing. This cool, refreshing weather can be a great time to go on a road trip through the states with…
Hiring Disabled employees

Tips on Hiring People With Disabilities

According to a recent study, less than 1/5th of the population with disabilities in America is gainfully employed. Although that statistic is quite staggering, there are companies that are making a conscious effort towards incorporating more…
Adaptive fashion

Fashion Designed With Abilities in Mind

For people living with disabilities, tasks like buttoning a shirt cuff can become an everyday challenge. There's a group of clothing companies, though, that have designed collections that focus on making daily tasks seem less daunting. Making…
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Students With Disabilities: Achieving Success in College

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Making the transition from high school to college can be a challenge for any student. But for students with physical disabilities who are used to having assistance the transition can be especially difficult. With that, a disability need not…
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New Disability Travel Website Facilitates Travel Planning

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Traveling to a different state or country requires thorough research in order to find accommodating hotels, restaurants and activities. We have discovered ways to facilitate your travel adventures throughout the United States, but what about…
Toy Like Me campaign

Johnny’s Pass Leads the Way for Wheelchair Accessibility

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If you are a person who uses a wheelchair, you understand the too-often search for accessible accommodations any time you visit a new restaurant, hotel or go on vacation. We’ve written before about traveling across the United States with wheelchair…
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LEGO Reveals Mini-Figure with Wheelchair

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Earlier this year, we covered Toy Like Me, a movement calling for big name toy companies like LEGO to make toys that are more reflective of the children that play with them. Shortly after, LEGO announced at the International Toy Fair that it…
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Get Inspired with National Mobility Awareness Month Spokesperson, Mike Savicki

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NMEDA has selected Mike Savicki to be the spokesperson for National Mobility Awareness Month again. Each May, we dedicate our resources to give away three wheelchair accessible vehicles and Mike’s partnership is one that truly exemplifies…
Toy Like Me campaign

Children with Disabilities Customized Toys

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The holidays have come and gone, but the fervor that children have for playing with new toys hopefully won’t calm down for a while. From the toys your children received as a gift, or maybe even ones you’ve given them, you might notice one…