Spinal Cord Injury Subjects Needed for Paid Studies
The Rehabilitation of Chicago is recruiting spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects for a study designed to test new methods for CONTROLLING ASSISTIVE DEVICES. Participants will sit comfortably in a wheelchair and will pilot a cursor on a computer screen and play video games using their shoulders. In addition, they will also drive a powered wheelchair around using shoulder movements or with a joystick.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Have an SCI at C6 or above
- Be medially stable
Participants will receive an hourly stipend and transportation costs will also be reimbursed. For additional information contact Mei-Hua Lee at 312-238-1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois Event Schedule
Nov 8 & 9, 2013 - Spinal Cord Injury: From Care to Cure and All Things in Between
A Seminar for Consumers and Professionals, William Tell Holiday Inn, Countryside
February 22, 2014 - Sweet Home Chicago! William Tell Holiday Inn
July 23, 2014 - Golf Outing, Gleneagles Country Club, Lemont
For more information go to: www.sci-illinois.org
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
1032 S. La Grange Road
La Grange,IL 60525
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Brand New Converted Minivans - Now on Sale While They Last!
We've got to move these 2012 "BRAND NEW" vans to make room on our lots. It's an incredible savings offer that ends December 15th - or while supplies last. All vans have been reduced $6,500 including a $1,000 mobility rebate.
Go to our Special Offers page and find a van near you.
Guest Speakers and Exhibitors Kick Off Inaugural Pasadena Store Event – Friday, October 25th.
Please join us at MobilityWorks of Pasadena on Friday October 25, 2013, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM for an exciting Oktoberfest celebration. There will be special guest speakers beginning at 11 AM until 3 PM. Topics include Medicare Changes, Reverse Mortgages, Assistive Technology, and Neuromuscular Disease Research. Plus, there will be a chance for guests to win raffle prizes and promotional items. Our Pasadena store is located at 325 N. Altadena Drive, Suite A, Pasadena, CA 91107.
For more information, visit our Pasadena Octoberfest page here.
Our Oktoberfest Exhibitors:
Apple West Home Medical Supply
At Home Living Solutions
Douglas LaMarche - Wheelchair Artist
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Rehab Medicine Services
Kangen Water and Coffee
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Pro Bed Medical Technologies
Rolling Start, Inc Center for Independent Living
SCI Total Fitness
Senior Ability Travel
Total Comfort Home Care
Villa Esperanza Services
Visit our Pasadena CA store web page and meet the entire team.
Runners, Walkers, Wheelers and Motorcycle Riders Invited to Participate on Saturday November 9, 2013
Join the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) at its inaugural 5K walk, run, roll, and motorcycle ride to bring the local community together to thank those who served – and to help raise awareness of the issues facing our nation’s heroes.
Your participation in the DAV 5K helps them to fight for our injured veterans and their families, ensuring they are not alone on their road to recovery. Participants of all ages can enter as a team or as an individual. You can also join an existing team at the DAV's online 5K registration website.
For more information, go to the DAV's Cincinnati event web page at DAV.org. Help us to honor those brave heroes who stood up for us and put their own safety aside to protect our freedom.
New/Used Conversions Can Provide an "Almost New" Vehicle with Significant Cost Savings
When shopping for a new or pre-owned wheelchair van at a mobility dealership, you may hear or read the term "New/Used". Sounds confusing, right? The term New/Used describes an accessible vehicle for sale that has a new conversion added to a pre-owned used minivan. These vehicles tend to have less than 40,000 miles and are only 2-3 years old. The reason they tend to be newer and with very few miles is that conversion manufacturers want quality vans that are going to provide reliable transportation for many years to come. New/Used van conversions can be side entry or rear entry, with most having a fold-out ramp (vs. in-floor ramps). A VMI Summit on a Dodge Grand Caravan is just one example of a fold-out ramp conversion. Folding wheelchair ramps on a minivan can be powered or all manual. Powered ramps are operated with a push-button inside the vehicle, a key fob or both.
Deciding whether to buy a new or used wheelchair van can be a difficult decision. Your choice may depend on how often or how far you plan to travel every year, whether you are the driver (with the use of hand controls) or passenger, and your preferences for a specific conversion, make or color. A lot of people want all of the latest electronic accessories and gadgets that can only be found in a new vehicle — but they also want something in a used vehicle's price range. New/Used vehicles provide an “almost new” vehicle at significant cost savings – and may have all of the amenities that you're are looking for.
Just Show Me the CARFAX!
Still not sure about buying a “New/Used” handicap accessible van? Our Certified Mobility Consultants can help you with making that decision based on all of your needs and preferences. And you can test-ride the vehicles at any one of our 30 showroom locations. They can also provide a detailed CARFAX report on any of our pre-owned vans for sale to show that it hasn’t had any previously reported damage. A well maintained minivan, with regular oil changes and preventive maintenance, will last for 10-15 years or more.