How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair

If you’re anything like me, you see your wheelchair as an extension of your body. It’s a part of you, and you want it to reflect who you are, just as your clothes reflect who you are. Thankfully, when we order our wheelchairs, we can put a little bit of our personalities into them, suchContinue reading “How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair”

Babysitting at iLevel®

Now that we are vaccinated and able to spend time with our families, my husband and I had our nieces and nephews at our house for a sleepover last weekend! We usually have a big sleepover with all five of them at least three times a year, but the pandemic kept them away from usContinue reading “Babysitting at iLevel®”

31 Years is Enough Notice

July 26, 2021, marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Every year the Disability Community celebrates this day because the Americans with Disabilities Act is, as Justin Dart put it, “the world’s first declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” 31 years later, we recognize that while the ADA did not solveContinue reading “31 Years is Enough Notice”

Preparing for EmpowHER Camp

In a previous blog, I shared that I recently launched a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women with disabilities called Disability EmpowHer Network. In that post, I shared a bit about two of our programs: Letter from a Role Model and EmpowHer Camp.  Now that some time has passed, I am excited to giveContinue reading “Preparing for EmpowHER Camp”

Building an Accessible Playground

In January of 2020, I participated in a news interview about playground accessibility. A young girl in the Rochester area named Santii was selling hot cocoa for $1 per cup in order to raise money for an accessible swing. Santii wanted to do this because when she was playing on a playground, she noticed anotherContinue reading “Building an Accessible Playground”

Are You Our Next Q Roll Model?

Quantum Rehab’s commitment to the Disability Community goes beyond creating innovative power wheelchairs that allow us to live our best lives. We know that there is no one type of wheelchair user and we are committed to creating wheelchairs that are as unique as the people who sit in them every day because we trulyContinue reading “Are You Our Next Q Roll Model?”

More Innovative Power Wheelchairs, Thanks to You!

Over the past few years, Quantum Rehab has been hosting consumer roundtables to get perspectives and feedback from power wheelchair users across the country. These roundtables came to life after the marketing team and the research & development team started brainstorming about how Quantum can create the very best power wheelchairs for users. Quantum alreadyContinue reading “More Innovative Power Wheelchairs, Thanks to You!”

Things People Say to Me and My Husband

My husband and I have been together for over three years. We’ve been married for about seven months. We have a home together, some cats and dogs, stable jobs and disagree about at what temperature the thermostat should be set. All in all, I’d say we’re a pretty average couple. Despite how boringly average weContinue reading “Things People Say to Me and My Husband”

School’s Out for the Summer

For the past two years, I have taught a college-level class on disability person centered planning during the Spring semester. I started teaching this class last year, in the Spring of 2020, and as you can imagine, with a worldwide pandemic, things got tricky pretty fast! I began in January of 2020 with an in-personContinue reading “School’s Out for the Summer”

National Women’s Checkup Day

Every year, the second Monday of May is National Women’s Checkup Day and it is part of National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day every year and is a weeklong health observance to remind women and girls to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It isContinue reading “National Women’s Checkup Day”