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Help Us Bring Assistive Equipment to Those in Need

Upon having his adaptive bike stolen, Beorn’s family (fondly known as Bubba) received an outpouring of support and generosity. While AMS Vans will be providing Bubba with a new Rifton Adaptive Tricycle, there are still many families and children like him in need. And, you can help.

Check out the recent news coverage on Bubba’s story:
ABC 15 News
NBC 12 News
AZ Family

The Suzy Foundation is a charity especially close to Beorn’s family’s heart. The foundation specializes in helping to obtain assistive equipment for individuals with special needs – like this amazing bike.

To get involved, go to suzyfoundation.org

Bubba’s old bike, and the new lime green one that’s on the way, is made by a company called Rifton. You can learn more about Rifton and browse their adaptive trikes by clicking here.

Wheelchair Vans with Lifts

What does the Ford Transit van with mobility conversion do better than any other wheelchair accessible vehicle?

Most wheelchair accessible vehicles do just one or two things very well. Some are known for a great deal of interior room. Others offer multiple configurations for versatile adaptations. And, some mobility conversions boast handling and maneuverability. But the Ford Transit van can do it all.  

Combination of style and substance: Unique features that now come standard

Perhaps the most critical consideration for any full-size wheelchair conversion van is its versatility. The new Ford transit van has been reconsidered and reconfigured to meet a variety of transportation possibilities. Continue reading

Accessible Vacations Amenities To Meet Your Special Needs

8 Must-have Accessible Vacations Amenities To Meet Your Special Needs

When it comes to accessible vacations, there are a few specific amenities that simply must be considered before you go. The best wheelchair and handicap accessible vacations start with attention to the following adaptation details.

This blog is for the newly-initiated into the world of special needs accessibility. Until the entire world is created with special needs individuals in mind, you’re probably spending additional time planning accessible vacations that ensure potential destinations adequately meet your unique disability. The AMS Vans family has created the following checklist of 8 must-have amenities to verify exist at your next holiday locale. Continue reading