The Benefits of Technology When Transferring to a Medical Exam Table

Many of us who use wheelchairs find it very difficult to transfer in a medical setting, such as transferring to an exam table or MRI table. Quite often, these medical tables or equipment are too high for transferring from a manual or power wheelchair. This is where iLevel® technology comes in handy. How iLevel AidsContinue reading “The Benefits of Technology When Transferring to a Medical Exam Table”

Alison Chancellor: Keeping Her Head Up at iLevel®

Wayne Gretzky once said that you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. In living life, Alison Chancellor always takes her best shot. I have the ability to do whatever and go wherever I want, with the help of my new Edge 3 Stretto,” Alison said. Why She Loves Her Stretto Power WheelchairContinue reading “Alison Chancellor: Keeping Her Head Up at iLevel®”

Looking for a New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Recently, my neighbors bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is an SUV. The technology in this vehicle is insane. So, I’ve decided it is time for me to get a new vehicle. Currently, I have a 2019 Ford Explorer SUV. It is equipped with a conversion and a ramp that comes out the oneContinue reading “Looking for a New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle”

How My Disability Affected My Holiday Plans This Year

The holidays are my favorite time of year. I love decorating, shopping for others and celebrating my family traditions, but my health had other plans this year. When I think about how my disability (cerebral palsy) impacts my everyday life, I often focus on the external barriers, such as inaccessibility and society’s view of disabilityContinue reading “How My Disability Affected My Holiday Plans This Year”

How I Made Friends from Around the World

Want to know what I love most about the weekends? I can play all the video games I want! I like to reconnect with my gaming friends online. The main rule my mom has is that I make sure all homework, makeup work and studying is completed for that week. She always says, “Cs are notContinue reading “How I Made Friends from Around the World”

Tips for Gift Giving at Christmas

The holidays are here! This time of year is awesome. People seem to be happier and kinder than usual. My favorite parts about Christmas are spending time with my family and giving gifts. For me, the gift giving is what I love most. I’m not big on receiving gifts. I mean, it’s nice to receiveContinue reading “Tips for Gift Giving at Christmas”

Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven

Remember Sakina Shamsi? She is a Q Roll Model and baker extraordinaire! Although living with spinal muscular atrophy type 2 has its challenges, Sakina lives as independently as she can, thanks to her Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. Recently, her independence reached a whole different level when Sakina received the ultra-narrow Stretto PowerContinue reading “Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven”

Holiday Light Displays in South Carolina, New York and Florida

This year for the holidays, I was fortunate to spend a week in South Carolina, Florida and finally ended up back in New York. During my trip, I noticed a lot of houses were decorated for Christmas. Growing up, my parents and I would take rides around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. SometimesContinue reading “Holiday Light Displays in South Carolina, New York and Florida”

Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community

I was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of five. It continues to take from me. I cannot walk and the strength in my arms has decreased rapidly. Society’s gaze on the disabled has made the life of many even harder. I believe that members of the disabled community should have equal rights.Continue reading “Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community”

How to be Your Own Self Advocate

I am an employment specialist who supports people with disabilities. The number one skill I work on with consumers is self advocacy. Self advocacy is speaking up for yourself. It means having the ability and information to get what you want or need to be successful. It’s understanding what rights you have, who can assistContinue reading “How to be Your Own Self Advocate”