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camo MXV Sport Utility Explorer banner wheelchair accessible on beach

Have you heard that the first wheelchair accessible SUV is coming soon!?!

Built on the 2015 Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ wheelchair accessible SUV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people who use wheelchairs.   A prototype of the vehicle will be on display at the Special Needs Expo Long Island this Sunday courtesy of local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility Team and manufacturer BraunAbility.  The expo brings the special needs community together for a fun-filled and informative day. Admission is free. It’s taking place 11am-4pm at the Long Island Hilton (598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY).

“The MXV represents a new era in mobility,” said Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “This is nothing short of a breakthrough in mobility transportation options for people living with physical disabilities. It offers great new options for people to express their [...]

hospital personnel viewing wheelchair van

CEU Southside 2
Southside Hospital has teamed up with
Bussani Mobility
to train healthcare professionals in the latest automotive mobility options that help people with disabilities get back on the road – and regain their independence.

CEU Southside 1
More than 20 physical therapists gathered during a lunchtime presentation at Southside Hospital to learn about wheelchair accessible vans (with raised roofs, lowered floors, ramps, and/or wheelchair lifts), adaptive driving equipment (such as hand or foot controls), and other mobility products (including scooter lifts and power seat lifts). These customized vehicles and products make everyday life easier for people who use wheelchairs or scooters, people who just need some help getting in and out of a vehicle, and caregivers of those living with disabilities.

CEU Southside 3
Other [...]

Mobility Club
Come join us for a straightforward and entertaining perspective on sexuality and intimacy with a SCI/D…with all its bumps and turns. Enjoy a lively exchange of ideas about relationships with and without disabilities. Led by Liz Treston, a well-known advocate,  teacher and writer. (Mature audiences only.)

FREE community service sponsored by Bussani Mobility.

Please RSVP to dcaiazzo@wegetyouthere.com or 845-429-7983.

Summer’s not over yet! There’s still time to get out and enjoy the fun with friends and family. Festivals, parks, sports, the beach….you name it and it’s happening somewhere in the New York Metro area. Need some inspiration? Here are 10 accessible activities to do before summer ends:

hiking summer things
1) Blaze a Trail – Go hiking on an accessible trail, have a picnic or go camping. Take in some nature, maybe even do a bit of bird-watching. See what
New York state
has to offer.

2) Stop and Smell the Roses – Visit the stunning landscapes, collections and landmarks at the
New York Botanical Gardens
in the Bronx. There’s even jazz on Thursday nights…and floral design and Mario Batali cooking classes throughout the week.

Beach summer things


On May 8 from 6-8pm, the New York Mobility Club is holding a FREE event for people with disabilities. Guest speakers from ADA Lifestyles of New York and SureHands will talk about “Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users.” Also included are social activities, refreshments, and giveaways…all in an accessible environment. Easy parking is provided.

Click here for more details
.


Nassau County will host the Games for the Physically Challenged on May 30 through June 1 for the third consecutive year. With the support of private-sector donations, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano saved the games in 2011 after learning that New York State had eliminated the funding for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. Mangano will continue to coordinate and save the games in 2013.

“The young student athletes who are able to participate in the weekend of events are truly inspirational to watch,” County Executive Mangano said. “As you see them cross the finish line, you see the smiles on their faces and tears of joy in their eyes. For one weekend, they get to compete with their friends from across New York State, share their stories and continue to build long-lasting [...]


We learned all about the miracle of service dogs at the New York Mobility Club last night…and it was fascinating! These incredible canine companions really do help adults and children with disabilities to live more independent lives. They assist, day and night, in the most practical of ways.

Yvonne Dagger, President of the Long Island Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and an experienced puppy raiser, demonstrated with 5-month old puppy in training, Dagger. He sported a smart-looking yellow CCI jacket showing that he’s still in training.

It takes about a year to train the dogs. The puppy raisers are volunteers who live and work with them to get them ready for service. CCI uses treats (and lots of praise) to motivate and teach the commands. Eventually, the dogs do the commands just for the “Good Boy!” praise of their human [...]

Next Wednesday on April 10 from 6-8pm, the New York Mobility Club is holding a FREE event for people with disabilities. A guest speaker from
Canine Companions for Independence
will talk about “The Miracle of Service Dogs” and give participants a chance meet some of their exceptional dogs and their trainers.

In addition, a mini-trade show of products for independent living will be hosted by
Maxi-Aids
.

The event is sponsored by
Bussani Mobility Team
(the leading provider of automotive mobility solutions for people with disabilities on Long Island), and will take place at the company’s new showroom at 401 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY.

The New York Mobility Club is a local community group that supports people living with physical disabilities. A FREE community service, the group meets on the second Wednesday of each [...]

We wanted to share a few tidbits with you from the
Bussani Mobility
March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting, which was all about Adaptive Sports.


Tony Fitzgerald (a paralympian and 3-sport athlete who currently plays for the NY rangers and Long Island Roughriders sled hockey teams) shared his insights into how sports can have a curative effect. He said: “Wheelchair sports are not just sports, they’re therapy. Everybody can find a sport that they can customize, adapt, or improvise. You can do amazing things.”

 


In taking questions from the group, he got into the nitty gritty of how things work. One participant said he doesn’t have the hand strength to grip a hockey stick. And Tony responded, “You don’t need it. You’d be amazed at what a little duct tape can [...]

We’ll be covering two great topics at our March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting: All About Adaptive Sports & How to Work with ACCES-VR. And there’s a big sports giveaway. See you in Smithtown! Click on the image for details.

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