Building a Wheelchair Basketball Program from Scratch

Building a Wheelchair Basketball Program from Scratch

Some of the best athletes I know use a wheelchair for everyday mobility and for sport. Getting to know those athletes and their stories of perseverance & overcoming adversity is why I wanted to start this program. Wheelchair Basketball Quinte provides an opportunity for individuals of all physical abilities and exceptionalities to participate in the game of basketball.

Posted on 8/20/2019


#Unite4CRT

#Unite4CRT

Though many CRT users qualify for government assistance, it can still be extremely difficult for many to secure funding for this vital equipment. Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are looking to cut funding to "CRT accessories" for CRT manual wheelchairs. Though referred to as "accessories," these pieces and parts should be referred to as "critical components."

Posted on 8/13/2019


Wheelchair Users' Flight Rights

Wheelchair Users' Flight Rights

The Air Carrier Access Act is a bit complicated. While it's easy to understand the general terms, it's more useful to see how the ACAA fits with each part of air travel. This article will walk you through the general components of the ACAA and will highlight where the Act protects your rights, in hope that you can ensure your rights are supported the next time you travel with a wheelchair. In addition to explaining your rights, this article offers useful tips for requesting that your rights are met and approaching issues that you may have during a trip.

Posted on 8/6/2019


2019 U.S. Power Soccer Association Nationals Recap

2019 U.S. Power Soccer Association Nationals Recap

The 2019 United States Power Soccer Association held the national championship tournaments June 15-18 at the Turnstone Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. If you've never heard of power soccer, read these two Live Quickie articles, then come on back. I'll wait!

Posted on 7/30/2019


Adaptive Zip-Lining at Orenda Springs

Adaptive Zip-Lining at Orenda Springs

Shortly after I was crowned Ms. Wheelchair NY in 2013, my family, friends, and I wanted to celebrate my new title by doing something fun together. I searched for an activity that all of us could take part in and came across adaptive zip-lining close to home. Orenda Springs is an organization in Marcellus, NY that provides different individual and group team-building activities such as ropes courses, adaptive zip-lining, horseback riding, skiing, yoga, and camping.

Posted on 7/23/2019


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