East Coast and TX Showrooms Add 22 More Locations for People to Find the Right Accessible Van or Rental
MobilityWorks is growing once again with the merger of HASCO Medical, Inc. They are the parent company of Ride-Away and Mobility Freedom accessible van dealerships.
With Ride-Away and Mobility Freedom’s sales, service and van rental centers, MobilityWorks will now have a combined 57 locations in 21 states. What this means to our clients is that they will have more locations to get service and rentals… and there will be a lot more options toward the selection of a vehicle. We will also be looking to learn and improve upon all of our operations for a better client experience at all of our stores.
After four years of research and development, Kevin Halsall has finally unveiled his incredible new invention. The New Zealand native has created a hands free prototype wheelchair for his friend Marcus Thompson, who was paralyzed after a skiing accident. The OGO is a mix of a wheelchair and a Segway that balances on two wheels, adjusting and moving as the person sitting in the chair leans forward, backward, or side to side. Halsall, who is an engineer by trade, purchased a Segway, disassembled the device and then reconstructed it around a wheelchair.
Each year, the month of October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in order to help raise awareness about disability employment issues. During the month, as well as every month during the year, efforts are made to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2015 is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am”.
Occupational therapists help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain critical skills and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.