Beautiful Christmas Décor and My Quantum Power Wheelchair

The Christmas season is by far my most favorite time of the year. I love all the time spent with family, the abundance of fun holiday activities, and the traditions that continue year after year. Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than decorating. Most years, my Christmas decorations go up a few daysContinue reading “Beautiful Christmas Décor and My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?

As a psychologist who studies the way we learn and think about disability, I’m often pondering how we can better prepare kids to be inclusive and accepting. I’ve thought more about this in the last couple of weeks after reading accounts from one of my favorite Instagram accounts AbleismIsTrash. Her young daughter experienced a brokenContinue reading “Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?”

My Quantum Power Wheelchair and Caring for My Pets

I use iLevel seat elevation on my Quantum Power Wheelchair for so many activities in my everyday life: cooking, personal care, household tasks, shopping and more. It’s easy for me to lose track of all the different things I do at iLevel because I use it for so many things! One category of tasks thatContinue reading “My Quantum Power Wheelchair and Caring for My Pets”

Driving with a Disability: What You Should Know

This summer, I received my driving permit. The next step was for me to learn how to drive so I take a driving test and get my license. This is not as easy as it sounds. My learning to drive involves expenses that non-disabled 16-year-olds don’t have to think about. Here’s what I’ve learned aboutContinue reading “Driving with a Disability: What You Should Know”

The Challenge of Family Gatherings, Access and My Quantum Power Wheelchair

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings. For wheelchair users, that can be an accessibility nightmare. Many families host their Thanksgiving dinners at houses with steps. To be a part of the celebration, wheelchair users must be carried into the house or pushed around in transport chairs because they left their mobility equipment at home.Continue reading “The Challenge of Family Gatherings, Access and My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

The Fear of Damage When Flying with My Quantum Power Wheelchair

This summer, I took two round-trip flights across the country with my Quantum Power Wheelchair. In late July, I flew with my mom to Washington, D.C., and back. In mid-August, we flew to Albany, N.Y., and back, changing planes in Chicago. The July trip was the first time I ever flew with a power wheelchair,Continue reading “The Fear of Damage When Flying with My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Understanding Drive Wheel Configuration on a Quantum Power Wheelchair

When going through the process of selecting a new power chair, your therapist works alongside an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional), who works for your authorized Quantum dealer. Drive-wheel configuration is a major factor to consider. Working together, you, your therapist and the ATP can decide which Quantum power wheelchair is right for you.  Quantum powerContinue reading “Understanding Drive Wheel Configuration on a Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Why I Love to Read in My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

Most teenagers are not so fond of reading books thanks to technology. The opposite is true for me! Like Matilda and Rory Gilmore, I absolutely love to read! As a power wheelchair user, reading helps transport me to another world from the comfort of my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. I can pick anyContinue reading “Why I Love to Read in My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair”

Ways I Travel Around Philadelphia with My Power Chair

My power chair gives me independence for transportation in the city. I got my driver’s license at age 18. It was one of the greatest days of my life. I remember taking the exam on my car, which had a stick shift. I was so proud that I made it through the parallel parking part.Continue reading “Ways I Travel Around Philadelphia with My Power Chair”

How My Quantum Power Wheelchair Helps Me Be Successful in College

Thanks to my Quantum Power Wheelchair, a Stretto with iLevel® technology, I can do a plethora of things on my college’s campus at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. It has made my life easier and has increased my independence. Here are some of the ways in which my power chair makes a differenceContinue reading “How My Quantum Power Wheelchair Helps Me Be Successful in College”