How To Organize International Group Travel For Students With Disabilities

BY ERNST VANBERGEIJK, Ph.D., M.S.W  Most non-disabled adults take for granted the ability to travel overseas for business or pleasure. However, for many teens and young adults with disabilities, the ability to travel independently without their parents is a dream. At best, they may have gone on a holiday with their families. They have never traveled to a foreign country with their friends. The benefits of traveling internationally for students with disabilities are numerous. Not […]

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association

Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, the only American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, is honored to announce being named the first ever “Wheelchair Accessible” automobile in the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Commercial Truck Guide. NADA member dealers must subscribe to the association’s Code of Ethics that outline high principles of transparency, responsibility, professionalism and respectful customer service. Implicit in the […]

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association Oct 28, 2014 Mobility Ventures Proudly Joins NADA’s Long History of Commitment to Quality and Ethics (SOUTH BEND, Ind.) – Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, is honored to announce being named the first ever “Wheelchair Accessible” automobile in the National Automobile Dealers Association Commercial […]

Convaid Trekker Goes The Distance

CONVAID TREKKER GOES THE DISTANCE Oct 15, 2014 Convaid launches the lightweight, tilt-in-space Convaid Trekker wheelchair TORRANCE, Calif. (October 9, 2014) – Getting where you need to go has never been easier for families with special needs children than with the new Convaid Trekker—an all-day wheelchair from Convaid, Inc., the leading manufacturer of custom lightweight, compact-folding, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. The Convaid Trekker meets the needs of both families and therapists, and offers the flexibility of 180-degree […]

Revolutionary MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Now Available

Revolutionary MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Now Available in more than 100 U.S. Dealerships Sep 8, 2014 SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 8, 2014 – Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American vehicle designed and purpose-built from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, today announced that it has reached a milestone of more than 100 dealerships in its nationwide dealer network. These U.S. dealers join two international distributors […]

Designing a Child-centered and Accessible Home

By Deborah Pierce, AIA, CAPS In the accessible home, disabilities become abilities because barriers cease to exist. This is the possibility of the accessible home. Photos by: Kathy Tarantola Every parent is exceptional! Our kids challenge us to expand our limits – to be more patient, more tactful, more generous, and, when circumstances call for it, fiercer advocates. We juggle our jobs, housekeeping tasks, and care-giving with all the grace and intelligence we can muster. […]

Live Your Dreams and Overcome Your Mobility Challenges

Live Your Dreams and Overcome Your Mobility Challenges Feb 4, 2013 Originally published in Exceptional Parent Magazine Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada face mobility issues every day. Yet, so many people are not aware of the adaptive mobility vehicles that are available to help those who are dealing with physical disabilities gain their freedom and independence back. By Dan Bussani Everyone has dreams. And everyone should have the opportunity to make […]

Toyota and Braun Donate Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

Toyota and Braun Donate Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle May 2, 2011 Sponsafier 2 Winner to Use Mobility Van on Organization’s Behalf Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. and the Braun Corporation recently announced the donation of a 2011 Toyota Sienna with a BraunAbility Rampvan® XT wheelchair van conversion to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Guardian Angels Foundation. As part of his grand prize package from last year’s Toyota Sponsafier 2 contest, Jeff Hallowell of Maize, Kansas will […]