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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 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 […]

September 25, 2021

Mobility My Way: A Planner and Pioneer of What’s Possible

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 […]

September 13, 2021

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?…

August 23, 2021

2021 Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour Kicks Off at Moss Rehabilitation Center

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.

August 9, 2021

Accessible Minivans for Parents with Disabilities

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, […]

July 26, 2021

Independence on the Road: What Equipment Do You Need?

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 […]

July 12, 2021

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 […]

June 24, 2021

American Lift Aids Helps Grant Teens Wish

NMEDA member, American Lift Aids, recently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a local family gain automotive independence…

June 21, 2021

Electronic Extensions for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Electronic controls are a great option for those with limited upper extremity ability or range of motion. They are extremely flexible in terms of amount of […]

June 7, 2021

Mobility My Way: “It’s What I Do…”

Speaking with Charlotte’s Brian Muscarella, it’s hard to imagine that there was once a time that he was intimidated by driving with hand controls. But for those first six months after his highly rare, C7 level, spinal stroke at age 53, he certainly was. Yes, even as he was learning to do so much in life all over again, and adding the new dimension of adaptive sports, he didn’t think he could drive…