This post brought to you by NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Living with Cerebral Palsy, I know first hand that no two people with a disability are exactly a like and it is important to find the right equipment for you.
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association; they educate consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer. NMEDA does not sell anything, they are the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicapped vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.
Beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs. After a personalized “in-person” evaluation, you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs. If you need additional training or product refinements, your NMEDA dealer is there to help you.
The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.
Go to NMEDA and on the homepage, hit the dealers locator and type in your ZIP code to see if there is a qualified dealer near you. Leave me a comment letting me know where your closest qualified dealer is! My state of Connecticut has 4 locations 45 minutes or less away from where I live!