CMS Proposes Seat Elevation Rule

On February 15, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed decision on coverage for seat elevation technology, like iLevel. The proposed decision would allow coverage of seat elevation technology for individuals who perform weight bearing transfers. This means any person who uses a wheelchair and bears weight on their armsContinue reading “CMS Proposes Seat Elevation Rule”

My Trip to New York City to Celebrate My Mom’s Birthday

I take birthdays very seriously. I am the first person to plan surprise parties for my loved ones and go way over the top in any way I can. So, this year, when my mom turned 60, my husband and I decided to take her to New York City to celebrate. We told her sheContinue reading “My Trip to New York City to Celebrate My Mom’s Birthday”

Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh

In October my organization, Disability EmpowHer Network, was invited to Pittsburgh, PA, to present at a Volunteer Leadership Workshop hosted by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). MEAF was established by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and is dedicated to helping youth with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society. Disability EmpowHer Network is gratefulContinue reading “Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh”

Why I Love the Backup Camera on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

Last year I got the backup camera on my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair and it was a real game changer. I love how much I can do with it and I have used it in unexpected ways! Here are five things I love about the backup camera. Different Setup Options on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair TheContinue reading “Why I Love the Backup Camera on My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair”

How I Celebrate Spooky Season

It is FINALLY Halloween season! I wait all year for this season because it is my absolute favorite! I firmly believe that Halloween season begins in September and goes all the way through October 31. I eagerly await the first weekend of September which is when we bring out all our Halloween decorations! For some,Continue reading “How I Celebrate Spooky Season”

Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my wheelchairs. My wheelchairs are an integral part of who I am and I would never want to live a single day without them. It’s not just my ability to move at fast speeds and go over all types of terrain that I love about myContinue reading “Great Benefits of Elevation on My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities

On July 26th, 2022, we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the nation, organizations and people with disabilities marked this occasion in a variety of different ways, from community picnics, to hosting grand openings of accessible buildings to making announcements about new policies to help move the Disability CommunityContinue reading “Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities”

Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates

Last year, I wrote about our inaugural Class of EmpowHer Camp. EmpowHer Camp is a multi-stage skill-building, empowerment, and mentoring program that brings a diverse group of girls with disabilities (ages 13 -18) to camp with successful disabled women mentors in the Adirondacks for one week. They learn about disaster preparedness and basic survival skills,Continue reading “Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates”

Disabled Women Make History (and Art!)

To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Olmstead, my organization, Disability EmpowHer Network, collaborated with Toledo Museum of Art and the Ohio Olmstead Taskforce to create a really cool new event called Disabled Women Make History (and Art): A Celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision! This fantastic event took place in the GlassContinue reading “Disabled Women Make History (and Art!)”

My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of my favorite cities. I really love the history, the food, and all of the accessible outdoor spaces that D.C. has to offer. I think it’s one place that everyone should visit at least once. If you’re planning a visit to D.C., here’s some of my favorite places that you shouldContinue reading “My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.”