Headquartered in South Florida, The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) is proud to introduce the new 2011 MV-1. The MV-1 is the first mobility vehicle that was designed from the ground up for wheelchair accessibility and will be proudly built in America. The MV-1 comes equipped with a deployable integrated ramp for quick and easy passenger access and has a spacious interior that can accommodate up to six occupants. In fact, the MV-1 is the only factory-built vehicle that meets or exceeds the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) vehicle guidelines. The extremely versatile MV-1 will be built at the high quality assembly facility at AM General LLC in Mishawaka, Indiana. Vehicle production begins Q4 of 2010. More Information »
Spinal Cord Injury Links
Spinal Cord Injury Links that are helpful or interesting
The SpecialEffect Charity, which runs the GameBase, began as a result of an award winning Ace Centre Project.
SpecialEffect is dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. We’ll do whatever it takes, because we’ve seen first hand what a kick-start effect they can can have on motivation, inclusion and quality of life. More Information »
The EnableMart mission is to market, promote, and distribute innovative technology-based products and services that promote independence, enhance productivity, and change the lives of individuals with disabilities. Our vision is to bring about awareness within the community, to increase the number of individuals using assistive technologies, and thus provide the link to the benefits that these technologies have to offer them.
Adaptive Solutions, LLC was formed as a result of Joe Jacobs and his ideas to help a friend, Tyler Thompson, who received a spinal cord injury in 2002. The RECEIVE-ALL is their first product that is readily available for purchase. More Information »
Parking Mobility was born from the need to ensure accessible parking for people with disabilities. While there are many disabled parking spots assigned close to shopping locations they are not always available or easy to find in other areas. These parking spots are also often used by people who do not have a disability placard. It seemed to us that there were some technology tools that we could use to engage with the community to help address these issues. More Information »
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities.
We raise and train these monkeys to act as live-in companions who, over the course of 20-30 years, will provide the gifts of independence, companionship, dignity and hope to the people they help. More Information »
SPINALpedia is a social mentoring network and video archive that allows the spinal cord injury community to motivate each other with the knowledge and triumphs gained from our individual experiences.
Spinal Cord Injury Information – The Determined2heal Foundation provides strategic information on Spinal cord injury.
A Cure is Coming is a foundation to build awareness of, and philanthropic support for, those with spinal cord injuries that enable access to a range of specialized therapies focused on improving overall quality of life.
Handicap help provides an overview of simple equipment that can easily be made which will lessen the daily frustrations for individuals with disabilities; a list of projects is also included.