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    How a CDRS & Mobility Specialist Can Help You

    CDRS Mobility Specialist

    How a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist and Mobility Specialist Can Help You

    Getting on the road to independence can be a long and twisting journey, but there are individuals, businesses and organizations ready, willing and able to help make it a smooth ride. Working with a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) and a Mobility Dealer who is Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accredited is one of the first and most important steps to take when purchasing mobility equipment or a new or used handicap accessible vehicle. Below are just some of the ways these specialists can make it easier for you to get behind the wheel.  Read More →

    Take Your Wheelchair Accessible Van on These Accessible Valentine’s Day Dates

    accessible valentines day dates

    For some, Valentine’s Day is a special day spent with a significant other, but loved family members and friends also make for a great reason to spend time with people you care about. With a mobility vehicle, there are endless possibilities when it comes to planning the perfect day with those closest to you. The following are a few date night ideas your wheelchair van can get you to and that are handicap accessible.
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    Winter Maintenance for Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)

    Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

    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 weather conditions. Here are some key items we recommend having checked on your wheelchair accessible vehicle to keep it running at its best and avoid the inconvenience of being stranded outside and emergency repairs.

    Get Your Battery Tested

    Cold weather can dramatically reduce the strength of your mobility vehicle’s battery. It’s important to have your battery tested to insure it’s fully charged. This is especially true if your battery is over two years old. And don’t forget to have your battery cables, posts and fasteners inspected. The cables should be in good shape and firmly connected to the battery. Read More →

    How Can a Wheelchair Accessible Car or Handicap Van Change Your Life?

    Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

    With adaptive technologies emerging each year, mobility vehicles have become more powerful than ever before. These handicap solutions have changed the lives of countless persons with disabilities and helped alleviate some of the everyday challenges of just as many caregivers. If you’ve been considering the addition of a wheelchair accessible vehicle to your family, here are three ways in which owning a handicap van or car can empower you and transform your entire life. Read More →

    2014 (Adaptive) Holiday Gift Guide

    Gifts For People With Disabilities

    It’s that time of year again. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping with our quick guide to great gifts. These presents are not only thoughtful and sought-after, they’re also incredibly practical, ensuring your loved ones with disabilities have a safe and happy holiday.
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    Winter Prep: How to Drive in Snow, Slush and Ice

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    Wintertime means a wonderland of snow for many parts of the country. While this might brighten the spirits of young kids and those in the holiday spirit, when it comes to driving, snow requires a new set of skills to handle the elements. For those who’ll be traveling, knowing how to adapt to these new conditions is extremely important, and even for those born and bred in the cold, it’s still a good idea to brush up.

    Unfortunately, snow isn’t the only thing to watch out for while behind the wheel of a wheelchair accessible vehicle during the colder months. There’s also slush, black ice and blizzards. Fortunately, with the correct driving techniques, each can be handled stress free and safely. Read More →

    Four Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood

    Improve Your Mood

    We all have days when every traffic light is seemingly plotting against us, tasks are difficult and time is simply not on our side. On days like those, even the smallest things can seem like giant obstacles in getting through our day. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of life, try these mood boosters to liven up your day.
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    Roadside Assistance

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    Getting stuck on the road isn’t any fun!


    Roadside Assistance for Drivers with Disabilities

    Getting stuck on the side of the road due to a vehicle malfunction can be a major inconvenience and can keep you from achieving your goals for the day. For a person with a disability driving an adaptive or wheelchair accessible vehicle, this inconvenience can quickly become a big problem.

    If you purchase your vehicle from a NMEDA dealer and you vehicle is under warranty, you will be covered. All NMEDA dealers offer 24-hour emergency service and you won’t have to worry about other options. If you choose another route, purchasing roadside assistance services can help you get back on your way as soon as possible. Here are some things to consider when looking for the right membership. Read More →

    Abilities Expo 2014

    Abilities Expo 2014

    Join In on the “Abilities Expo 2014″

    Don’t Miss the Last Legs of the Abilities Expo 2014

    Offering free workshops and an exhibit hall filled with the latest in mobility and adaptive technologies, the Abilities Expo has been providing information and assistance to persons with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals since 1979. With the goal of bringing a variety products and services to help those with disabilities live more fulfilling lives together under one roof, this event is sure to enrich the lives of all who attend. Read More →

    The Importance of Regular Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

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    Wheelchair accessible vehicle maintenance


    The Importance of Regular Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

    Whether it’s an oil change or tire rotation, regularly servicing your wheelchair accessible vehicle can help save you time and money, as well as keep you safe on the road. Just as our bodies begin to show the signs of aging, cars, SUVs and vans also can experience diminished performance as time passes. Due to this natural process, it’s vital to get your vehicle checked out by professionals in order to ensure your vehicle’s longevity. Read More →