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Wheelchair Carriers: What Type is Right for You?

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For individuals with disabilities, having access to a handicap accessible vehicle can be life changing and the key to gaining independence. However, purchasing a…
Winter Mobility Vehicle Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

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Although winter is traditionally known as a time to cozy up to warm fires and spend time with family and good friends, it can also bring its own collection of seasonal…

Mobility My Way: He’s a Car Guy (In a Car Family)

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Chris Malcom's three (plus) decades on the road. By Mike Savicki Georgia’s Chris Malcom is a car guy. Always has been. The older the cars are, the better. And…
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The Right Way to Shop for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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Finding and buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle is a process that can’t be rushed. This is a purchase that can potentially redefine your day-to- day experiences,…
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All About Lifts: How to Find the Best Option for You

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Driving around town in a wheelchair accessible vehicle custom-suited to your unique needs might seem a prize too steep to attain, but with more and more technologies…

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…
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Tips on Choosing the Right Adaptive Vehicle Repair Shop

When your accessible vehicle needs repairing, where do you take it? After checking the warranty, take it to the place where you bought it. But if you are out of town, have moved or it’s after hours, what do you do?...

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.…
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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…
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Summer Travel Guide: Accessibility at the Beach

Beach wheelchairs offer accessibility at the beach Whether you’re lucky enough to live near the sea or need to travel across the country in order to catch some…

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...
January 11, 2022

Looking Back, Moving Forward…Remembering David Parton

So, I find myself in a unique place where I must serve an interim role, acting as a bridge, if you will, between an outgoing and incoming President.  Typically, I serve as the VP, according to the bylaws, “to support and serve as an Officer of the Board of Directors, perform other duties as may be assigned…but, in the absence of the President…the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.” As you have certainly heard, David Parton, Canada President, tragically passed away…

January 10, 2022

Wheelchair Carriers: What Type is Right for You?

For individuals with disabilities, having access to a handicap accessible vehicle can be life changing and the key to gaining independence. However, purchasing a new or […]

December 20, 2021

Welcome to QAP Bulletins

This is something new from NMEDA, it’s called a “QAP Bulletin” and we intend to send these out to all listed QAP contacts when we have pertinent information about the program that we want to share with you…

December 14, 2021

2021 NMEDA Annual Conference:
January 15-17, 2022

The long-awaited 2021 NMEDA Annual Conference is just weeks away and there is still time for you to join us!

December 13, 2021

Winter Driving Tips

Although winter is traditionally known as a time to cozy up to warm fires and spend time with family and good friends, it can also bring […]

November 22, 2021

Mobility My Way: He’s a Car Guy (In a Car Family)

Chris Malcom’s three (plus) decades on the road. By Mike Savicki Georgia’s Chris Malcom is a car guy. Always has been. The older the cars are, […]

November 8, 2021

The Right Way to Shop for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Finding and buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle is a process that can’t be rushed. This is a purchase that can potentially redefine your day-to- day experiences, […]

October 22, 2021

NEW DATES: January 15-17, 2022
NMEDA Annual Conference

Due to concerns for the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and guests, the ADED and NMEDA boards of directors moved on September 14 to reschedule the ADED & NMEDA Conferences and Auto Mobility Expo to January 15-17, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

October 21, 2021

QAPx Deadline Approaching: Are You Signed Up?

That’s right, if you’re looking for the opportunity to pick your QAPx onboarding month, you’re running out of time…

October 14, 2021

Call for 2022 Board of Director Nominations

NMEDA is currently accepting nominees for the following five positions on our 2022 Board of Directors. Are you or someone you know interested in serving? If so, please have a look at the eligibility requirements…

October 10, 2021

All About Lifts: How to Find the Best Option for You

Driving around town in a wheelchair accessible vehicle custom-suited to your unique needs might seem a prize too steep to attain, but with more and more […]

October 1, 2021

2021 Automobility Awareness Tour : Phoenix, AZ

On Tuesday, NMEDA Director of Partner Relations, Trevor Jennings, hosted our second stop of the 2021 Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Alongside our partner United Spinal Association, we were able to deliver a presentation on the importance of maintaining independence and the resources the organizations provide to both the facility’s staff and their patients.