Monday, June 7, 2010

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

As some of you know, I have a special needs child. Ben is 10 now and has Cerebral Palsy. While he gets around well enough, I have often wondered about the future. I've wondered if he'll be able to drive like "normal" people. I've wondered if he'll be able to get around on his own. Luckily, I think the answers to both of those questions is yes.

If not, there's NMEDA. NMEDA is a non-profit trade association. They educate consumers on buying things from a NMEDA qualified dealer. They don't sell anything. They actually promote safe driving and equipment for disabled people. Their dealers focus on selling handicap vans and vehicle modifications for handicapped people. I really believe that because no two people are alike, that also means that no two disabilities are alike. Because of this, when purchasing a vehicle that has been modified to work with your disability, you need to work one on one with someone to make sure you're getting the right vehicle for your needs.

Now, NMEDA has two different types of dealers. They have regular dealers and they also have QAP (Quality Assurance Program) dealers. The QAP is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. I actually went to the website and found out that there are two QAP dealers within 40 miles of where we're living. If we're still in this area and it turns out that Ben needs some modifications in order to be independent and drive, I'm certainly going to check them out.


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