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What Are Adaptive Sports for People With Disabilities?

People with disabilities are capable of anything they set their minds to — and sports are no exception. Adaptive sports, otherwise known as para-sports or sports for people with disabilities, are just that. These sports promote mobility, community and excitement while offering physical benefits for people with disabilities. Adaptive sports span a broad spectrum, from mild modifications on traditional games to the invention of brand new sports as a whole. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just looking to jump into the action for the first time, there’s sure to be a sport for you. Traditional Adaptive Sports Many adaptive sports are a nod of the cap to mainstream sports, such as basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis and hockey. Not surprisingly, there are youth and adult leagues for both individual options (like fishing, bowling and Bocce) and team activities. General formats typically remain the same and may serve as a great entry point for newcomers to pull from their familiari ...

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5 Famous People With Disabilities

Humans are capable of incredible feats. People all over the world, from all walks of life are doing amazing things in their own unique ways. And people with disabilities are no different. Arguably, people with disabilities are some of the most driven and proactive people around. Take Stephen Hawking for instance. “Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible,” he said. “I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity.” From artists and athletes to musicians and beautiful minds, the world is graced by people with disabilities. Here are seven more you might recognize: Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR won more elections than any other American President in history. FDR may have lost the use of his legs when he was stricken by polio in 1921, but he remained one of the most influential and critical players in WWII. His leadership and charisma is iconic to date. ...

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Dodge Grand Caravan Northstar E - Designed with the Caregiver in Mind!

The Northstar E is VMI’s most affordable wheelchair van and the first VMI vehicle tailored specifically to the needs of wheelchair users with caregivers. It is the only caregiver vehicle to offer front-seat wheelchair access, a manual in-floor ramp that requires no bending or lifting, and seating for up to seven passengers.

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How to Choose the Right Mobility Vehicle for You

With several mobility vehicle options available, how do you know which one is going to be the best fit for you? Most vehicles can be modified with hand controls, foot pedals and adaptive equipment to make driving easier for someone who has limited mobility. While those modifications help you drive, they don’t actually help you get into the vehicle. Picking the right mobility vehicle should start with entry. When you use a wheelchair to get around, it’s important you have a vehicle that allows you to get in and out in the most convenient way possible. If you have good upper-body strength and can’t stand the thought of driving a van, you may be able to get by using a sedan or coupe – at least for a little while. If you use a large power chair that won’t fit in the back seat of a car or have no one to help you get it there even if it could, a full-size or minivan might be more appropriate. To find out the differences between mobility vehicles so you can pick the right one ...

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Ever Wonder How a Wheelchair Van is Built?

Follow the link below to see how wheelchair vans move through the manufacturer to your garage!

Review AutoCrafting and win a free iPad!!!

Review AutoCrafting on the brand new mobility review website, Crytico, and be entered into a drawing to win a free iPad! Follow the link below for more information:

Review AutoCrafting and win a free iPad!!!

Review AutoCrafting on the brand new Mobility review website, Crytico, and be entered in a drawing to win a free iPad! Follow the link below for more information:

Dream Machine Fundraiser

Kristina M Brooker was born with cerebral palsy. We have gathered together to help raise money to purchase a van for her.  ~Kristina M Brooker was born with cerebral palsy (a muscle disease). She has been an employee at Walmart here in Canandaigua, NY for over 7yrs as our smiling Door Greeter. Not only as a greeter but takes great pride in collecting money to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital located in Rochester, NY. Kristina is 28years old and has fought medical issues her whole life while being bound to her wheelchair, with limited access to transportation. She lives independently at Fort Hill Apartments and is in control of all her own affair. Kristina does have 24hour physical help to do the things she cannot do, however she insists on never giving up!! Kristina is now asking for financial help from You to purchase a Van! To get to work, medical, shopping and life’s travels. She has been approved by the “Drive On Foundation” to have the state modify the van but sh ...

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May 2014 is National Mobility Awareness Month

May 2014 is National Mobility Awareness Month National Mobility Awareness Month is when we encourage people with disabilities to embody the spirit of Life Moving Forward by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in your community. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and MobilityWorks are taking part in celebrating the upcoming National Mobility Awareness Month. NMEDA Local Hero Contest Local Heroes can be Defined as People who Volunteer, Educate, Advocate, Achieve, and Persevere. Whether you are living with a disability or have dedicated your time to helping someone who is, we want to hear what makes them a Local Hero. Please submit either a two minute video OR a picture of the Local Hero AND a story with using 400 words or less. Stories will be shared and voted on. Voting is open to the public and at least three customized wheelchair accessible vehicles will be awarded to the Local Hero Winners. Local Hero Contest FAQ's - Click here For your MobilityWorks Entry u ...

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Walmart Greeter Turns to Community For Help

Krissy needs to raise about $20,000 to make her dream possible.

There will be a fundraiser on April 12th at the Walmart in Canandaigua. Checks can be made out to: "American Legion Post 256" Dream Machine and can be sent to the Canandaigua American Legion at American Legion Post 256, 454 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Attn: Don G. Finance Officer

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