Adaptive Vehicles 101
Measuring Your Wheelchair for a Wheelchair Van
When modifying a wheelchair van, it is important that the correct measurements of the person in the wheelchair
be taken. This will ensure that the correct modifications are done on your adaptive vehicle.
Questions to Ask Your Mobility Consultant
We understand that you or a family member may be in an unanticipated situation that has had a profound impact
on your lives and may have you feeling vulnerable and alone. This is uncharted territory for you - and we're
here to help you navigate your way through the process of selecting a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Asking
a sales consultant the right questions can help make your
experience more enjoyable, as well as enhance your knowledge about modified vehicles.
Wheelchair Van Service Considerations
Here at Ride-Away, we believe in getting you back on the road as quickly
and safely as possible, which is why we offer wheelchair van and adaptive equipment service at each of our
11 East Coast locations. Our highly trained and certified Service Technicians are dedicated to providing
you with the highest quality service that the vehicle modification industry has to offer.
Disability-Specific Wheelchair Van Considerations
Since 1986, Ride-Away has been working with people with disabilities
and assisting them with their transportation needs. With over 24 years in the vehicle modification industry,
we have a vast array of knowledge and experience with many different types of disabilities and disorders.
We have the expertise and caring to get you back out into the community, doing the things and going to
the places that are important to YOU.
Transporting a Child with Disabilities
At Ride-Away, we believe that all children, including those with special
health care needs, should have access to proper resources for safe transportation. We can help you understand
the basic guidelines for selecting restraints, positioning children into them and securing these restraints
in your wheelchair accessible vehicle. We have been helping families who have children with special needs,
since first opening our doors in 1986. Every family is unique and we will take the time to listen and understand your needs.
Also view our Blog regarding measuring your child's wheelchair for a perfect fit.
Veterans - What Ride-Away Does For Them
According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (www.va.gov),
of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three out of every four served during a war or an official period of
hostility. Additionally, about a quarter of the nation's population - approximately 70 million people - are potentially
eligible for VA benefits and services because they are Veterans, family members, or survivors of Veterans.