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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.…
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Three Ways to Make a Wheelchair Accessible Van More Affordable 

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A wheelchair accessible van can provide unbelievable freedom for a person with a disability or someone caring for a loved one with mobility limitations. It’s hard…
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Tips on Properly Anchoring Wheelchairs in Mobility Vehicles

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Vehicles that are not accessible are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a belt restraint system to protect the upper…
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The Ins and Outs of Roadside Assistance

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When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside…
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Winter Maintenance for Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)

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With the winter months here, it’s important to make sure your adaptive vehicle is in good shape to maximize protection and prevent breakdowns brought on by cold…
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Gift Ideas for Seniors & People with Disabilities

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It's the season of giving and we're here to help you with some gift ideas for seniors or people with disabilities. Technological advances allow for new and improved…
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Mobility My Way: The World Can Wait

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By Mike Savicki Back in the early 2000s, Arizona’s Loren Worthington made a decision to see the world. And why shouldn’t he? The Army brat who was born in…
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Teens with Disabilities: Learning to Drive A Handicap Accessible Vehicle

The majority of teenagers will assert that learning to drive not only makes for an exciting experience but also marks a very important moment in life – moving…
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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,…
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Finding the NMEDA Dealer Who’s Right for You

When you are in the market for a handicap accessible vehicle, the mobility dealership you choose can make the transaction easy going or a challenge. Considering…
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Get Physical with Adaptive Exercise and Equipment

  Exercising and maintaining a fitness routine has been proven beneficial in ways extending beyond improving one’s physical health. Basic physical fitness…
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Mobility My Way: It’s the Journey that Matters

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Sitting in front of the home computer screen, Army veteran Tim Kelly glides through Google Earth image views and bookmarks the National Parks, historical places…
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.