Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?

In recent years, selling and donating items we no longer use to consignment shops and charitable organizations has become popular. What happens when you have a used electric wheelchair that you no longer need, and you want to pay it forward? Whether you’re using a newer motorized wheelchair or the person who used the olderContinue reading “Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?”

Organizations and Associations

American Amputee Foundation PO Box 250218Little Rock, AR 72225Phone: (501) 666-2523  Council for Exceptional Children 1920 Association DriveReston, VA 22091-1589Phone: (703) 620-3660 Epilepsy Foundation of America 4351 Garden City DriveLandover, MD 20785Phone: (301) 459-3700 Kids Helping Kids Phone: (973) 783-0697E-mail: Kids@Kidshelping.orgWebsite: www.kidshelping.org The Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 1291 Taylor Street NWWashington,Continue reading “Organizations and Associations”

Newsletters

Breaking New Ground (newsletter for farmers & ranchers with physical disabilities) Purdue University1146 Dept. of Agricultural EngineeringWest Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 Careers and the Disabled Equal Opportunity Publications1160 E Jericho Turnpike #200Huntington, NY 117143Phone: (516) 421-9421E-mail: EOPub@aol.com Connections (newsletter of the National Center for Youth with Disabilities) University of MinnesotaBox 721Minneapolis, MN 55455Phone: (800) 333-6293 Disability IssuesContinue reading “Newsletters”

College and Education Resources

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) P.O. Box 21192Columbus, OH 43221-0192Phone: 614-488-4972Fax: 614-488-1174E-mail: desouza.2@osu.eduWebsite: www.ahead.orgAHEAD is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. It offers numerous training programs, workshops, publications, and conferences. American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities 8630 Fenton Street,Continue reading “College and Education Resources”

Building Accessibility

Accessible Homes, Inc. 4631 Woodbridge DrivePowder Springs, GA 30073-2527Phone: 770-943-1249E-mail: accessible.homes@mindspring.comOffers a complete range of design services that take a common sense approach to the design of attractive barrier free homes. Each design incorporates features that enhance the convenience, safety, efficiency, and accessibility for all residents. Accessible UDA Ideal Home Plans Phone: 800-700-8321E-mail: info@uda1.comWebsite: www.uniteddesign.com/accessible_plans.htmlUDA offers a comprehensiveContinue reading “Building Accessibility”

How to Clean Your Mobility Scooter

Electric scooters are sophisticated pieces of equipment. In order to ensure that your mobility scooter gives you trouble-free performance, it requires routine maintenance checks. While you can perform some of these checks yourself, you may need to schedule some inspections and maintenance checks with your provider. Use a damp cloth to clean the plastic andContinue reading “How to Clean Your Mobility Scooter”

Finding the Right Wheelchair Ramp

If you, a loved one, a family member or friend have mobility challenges and are curious about the cost, time and materials for a ramp, look no further. Here are a few pointers you should know before purchasing or building a wheelchair access ramp for safety and independence at home. There are several types ofContinue reading “Finding the Right Wheelchair Ramp”

Shopping for a Ramp

Shopping for a ramp can be a daunting task.There are many factors to consider before making a purchase. One of the most important considerations is how long your ramp should be. There are specific requirements that the ADA has set forth to ensure that you have a proper grade to climb. What is rise andContinue reading “Shopping for a Ramp”

What Accessories Can I Get on My Scooter?

Your scooter is like an extension of yourself. Since it goes with you everywhere, you will want it to reflect you and who you are. Pride Mobility offers over 20 accessory options that you can get on your mobility scooter. With our wide range of accessories, you can personalize your scooter to make it uniqueContinue reading “What Accessories Can I Get on My Scooter?”