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By James Pickard
Advances in technology have allowed for many new driving controls to become available. If you’re ready to get back behind the wheel, there are many conversion kits that get you on the road safely. Check out Ride Away Mobility.
Many people with disabilities are beginning to see trikes as vehicles that can safely accommodate their needs and reclaim their independence. Check out what different trike builders have come up with for 3-wheeled mobility.
Flying is an activity available to both disabled and non-disabled people. NATS Aero Medical team are proud to support Aerobility and provide aviation medicals to pilots with disabilities, those training to gain a private pilots license as well as those who are aspiring to become a commercial pilot.
Up & Away Ballooning in California Sonoma really is accessible, with a fold down door and roll-on access. And his flight isn’t tethered either, it’s a true free flight hot air balloon experience. Because of weight restrictions, power wheelchair-users must transfer to a provided manual wheelchair for the hour-long flight; but that’s really the only limitation. Safety is a top concern too, and the gondola is equipped with tie-downs.
Finding activities that your family can do together when you have a special needs child can be a challenge, but when you do find something that works, as cheesy as it sounds, it really can be a life-changer. More and more ski resorts are including adaptive skiing programs for wheelchair users and special needs individuals. Here’s a website with a list of them.