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Whether you’re looking for disabled community resources or what’s new with VMI and our mobility products, it’s all here in our blog. Find tips and information for those with disabilities, plus stories about our customers, their families, friends and caregivers.

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Why is NMEDA Important to You?

Posted in: News & Press

In my previous post I talked about NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) and all the benefits it brings to so many people who touch the mobility industry; manufacturers, mobility equipment dealers, occupational therapists, driver evaluators and most importantly you, the end users of mobility transportation sol...


Giving Back

Posted in: News & Press

From time to time, I will take a break from writing about mobility related topics and write about a personal experience.  While working for VMI for the past five years, I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing, inspirational and wonderful people.  I am embarrased to say that the "disabled" world, for all intents and pur...


Cash For Clunkers & Wheelchair Vans

Posted in: News & Press

I can't begin to count the number of calls I've received over the past couple of weeks from people inquiring about the cash for clunkers government program and wheelchair accessible vans.    The official program title is Car Allowance Rebate System and all the latest information, rules, guidelines, etc. are all available o...


Camp Erin

Posted in: News & Press

The only word that comes to mind right now is "Wow"!  I just came back from spending a weekend volunteering at Camp Erin, which is a bereavement camp for kids.  It was the most powerful, emotional and fulfilling weekend I have ever had in my 37 years on this earth. Last October, I was reading the paper and read an article a...


Used Wheelchair Vans – Shopping Tips

I get asked this question a lot, "What should I be looking for in a used wheelchair van"? First and foremost, do your due diligence, especially when finding that "smoking deal".  As the adage goes, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is.  With that said, there are many great used wheelchair vans out o n the market t...


VMI Launches the New Summit Ramp on the Chrysler/Dodge Minivans

Posted in: News & Press

VMI has announced it has begun sales of their Summit fold-out ramp on the 2008-2009 Chrysler/Dodge minivans.  VMI has passed all state and federal requirements for safety and emissions and has been producing the new Summit conversion since April, 2009.  VMI has been modifying the Chrysler/Dodge line of minivans since 1987 and ...


VMI and the MDA Stride and Ride

Posted in: News & Press

On Saturday March 27th, 2009 VMI was a proud sponsor in the MDA's 11th Annual Stride and Ride in Tempe, Arizona.  The MDA is trying to make STRIDES to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.  For over a decade, VMI has focused all our fund raising dollars to the MDA because we believe in their cause and their wonderful organizatio...


An Interview with Tara

Posted in: Meet Our Customers

When I started to think about the article for Exceptional Parent and what I was going to write about, it seemed overwhelming; only because there is so much to write about when we think of Grace.   Luckily, Tara and David do not need yet a wheelchair accessible van yet, so I didn't want to focus the article on that, but more o...


How Do You Do It?

This seems like a completely random subject for a post, but part of the beauty of having your own blog is that you can satisfy random thoughts such as this.  Who I am specifically targeting with this question, "How do you do it?" is parents of children with disabilities.   I was approached by my boss this week who asked me t...


NMEDA Conference – Feb 4-6, 2009

Posted in: News & Press

In February, I will be attending the NMEDA conference in Daytona Beach, FL.  It is the annual conference for members of NMEDA, National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.  NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadeni...