Welcome to our blog at Adaptive Driving Access! We are excited to share with you what is happening at Adaptive Driving Access as well what is happening in the mobility industry.

Assistive Devices To Help You Stay - On The Go

Assistive Devices To Help You Stay “On The Go” When you’re “on the go,” running between appointments and errands, it’s imperative for you to have assistive devices in your vehicle or with you to make these tasks easier. The simple task of running into the groce...

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New Year, New Wheelchair Accessible Van

New Year, New Wheelchair Accessible Van The start of the New Year is the perfect time to upgrade your current wheelchair accessible vehicle. You have 365 days of routine errands and adventures with family and friends to plan for, not to mention the unexpected trips. You need to trust that yo...

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Jesse Billauer and His BraunAbility MXV

Jesse Billauer and His BraunAbility MXV   Jesse Billauer is a well-known surfer from Pacific Palisades, California. Jesse suffered an accident at the age of 17 in 1996, hitting his head on a shallow sandbar after being knocked off his surfboard by a wave. The force broke his neck, severin...

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ADA Hosts an In-service for the Pasadena Firefighters

ADA Hosts an In-service for the Pasadena Firefighters Earlier this week, Adaptive Driving Access hosted 19 firefighters for an in-service at our Pasadena location. Our mobility specialist Jason Roberts educated the group on emergency procedures with a van, how to disconnect wheelchair securement ...

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Adaptive Driving Access on KPRC Radio!

Adaptive Driving Access on KPRC Radio! Thank you Lynn & John for having us on your radio talk show this past Saturday! ADA was exclusively interviewed on the Saturday Morning Automotive Talk Show titled AutoMojo on 950 AM. The ADA team spoke on the company’s history, new product lines, ...

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ADA Featured on Channel 13 News!

ADA Featured on Channel 13 News! Last week, Adaptive Driving Access was exclusively featured on Channel 13 News for participating in a wheelchair accessible van donation for the Williams family. The William’s grandson, Jacah, has suffered from shaken baby syndrome since he was 5 months...

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Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Course

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Course On October 26th 2015 Adaptive Driving Access sponsored a course for health professionals regarding the vehicle modification industry. This course gave Adaptive Driving Access a chance to build our relationship with the health professionals in the...

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A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races This past Friday, October 4th, ADA attended a “Day at the Races” in Houston. Thanks to our friends at BraunAbility and the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, some of our customers got to take a behind the scenes tour of the Houston Grand Prix. Once we arrived...

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A day at the races with Brent!

A day at the races with Brent! As many of you may know, I am a car guy and a big race fan. So, a couple of weeks ago myself and Mark Haynes, another Mobility Specialist at ADA, took a trip up to Ft. Worth to watch the Indy car race at Texas Motor Speedway. While ...

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A day with the Texans ADA style!

A day with the Texans… ADA style! It’s a well known fact that many of us here, myself included, at Adaptive Driving Access are huge sports fans. This past weekend was the kick-off to the 2011 NFL season, and hopefully the beginning of a playoff run for our Houston ...

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A Farewell

A Farewell For those who have never met me, I sit in a cozy office at the Houston location of Adaptive Driving Access. If you can’t find me in my office, I am on the streets of Houston spreading the word that we are here to help with your mobility needs. I am the Marketing and Events C...

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A New Van for the HPD Homeless Outreach Team

A New Van for the HPD Homeless Outreach Team Adaptive Driving Access recently had to opportunity to outfit the Houston Police Department’s new Homeless Outreach van with a brand new wheelchair lift. This new vehicle will help them to assist some of Houston’s homeless that are ...

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A Night Out in Pasadena!

A Night Out in Pasadena! A couple weeks ago Adaptive Driving Access was invited to “National Night Out” at Primrose Retirement Community in Pasadena. Primrose of Pasadena (a 55+ independent living facility) is located on Pasadena Blvd and Beltway 8. Their property participates in the ...

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ADA at the Houston Auto Show!

ADA will be at the Houston Auto Show! Come see Adaptive Driving Access at the 2012 Houston Auto Show! Date: January 25th-29th Show Times: Wednesday: Noon – 9:30 p.m. Thursday: Noon – 9:30 p.m. Friday: Noon – 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun...

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ADA at the Rockets!

ADA at the Rockets! Recently, two of ADA’s customers, Randall and Diane Craig, went to a Houston Rockets basketball game. Here is what they had to say about the game and ADA: “Thanks so much for the great evening we had at the Houston Rockets game.  Randall and I really enjoye...

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ADA Corpus Christi invites you to our Open House

ADA Corpus Christi invites you to our Open House Our Corpus Christi location will be celebrating its 2 year anniversary very soon. To celebrate, we’d like to invite you to our Corpus Christi location for some food, fun, fellowship and some really terrific prizes. When: April 12, 201...

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Customer Spotlight: Kayla Cooper

Customer Spotlight: Kayla Cooper Check out one of our newest customers at ADA named Kayla. This is her inspirational story. “I’ve been in a wheelchair for about 27 years, yet I’ve never driven a car. It never seemed possible or like a realistic goal for me. My mother was alwa...

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ADA First ALS Walk of the Year!

ADA’s First ALS Walk of the Year! This past weekend two of our ADA mobility specialists, Geoff and Mark, had the pleasure of attending the Bryan/College Station ALS Walk. The walk was held at Central Park on Krenek Tap Road in College Station. They were so excited to get out there and suppo...

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2013 Abilities Expo

2013 Abilities Expo   Join ADA at the 2013 Abilities Expo! Booth #209 in Reliant Center, Hall E Friday, August 2nd: 11 am – 5 pm Saturday, August 3rd: 11 am – 5 pm Sunday, August 4th: 11 am – 4 pm Whether your disability is physical, sensory, learning, and dev...

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Adaptive Driving Access NEW LOCATION!

Adaptive Driving Access NEW LOCATION! We are very excited to announce our brand new location in McAllen, Texas. With many existing customers in The Valley, we realized there was a need for our presence in this area. Some folks would drive from McAllen and surrounding areas all the way to our Corp...

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2013 Impact A Hero

2013 Impact A Hero This past Saturday Adaptive Driving Access headed over to Reliant Stadium to participate in the 2013 Impact A Hero 5k. Impact A Hero provides immediate and ongoing emotional and financial support for severely-wounded post-9/11 combat veterans and their famil...

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ADA Open House 2013

ADA Open House 2013 Don’t forget to RSVP for our Open House this Saturday: http://adaopenhouse.splashthat.com/ We can’t wait to see you! Come enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Ragin’ Cajun, tons of giveaways, a live DJ and terrific prizes. Posted on October ...

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ADA provides bicycle to MS-150 Team

ADA provides bicycle to MS-150 Team They start at a local Houston Area High School and begin their 180 mile, two day cycling journey to Austin in honor of fighting MS. Who are these courageous and determined people? They are members of Team-Believe and their mission is to create a world...

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2013 Walks to Defeat ALS

2013 Walks to Defeat ALS This year Team ADA participated in several Walks to Defeat ALS. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects thousands of Americans each year. The ALS Association is determined to give hope to affecte...

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ADA Story

Adaptive Driving Access Inc.; Success is Embedded in Family Values Ever wonder how ADA came to be? Well, a family tragedy in 1992 spurred a career change for owner Tom Poole. A serious car accident left Tom’s close friend and brother-in-law, Lacy, a quadriplegic. After helping the family fi...

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ADA gets a visit from Lonestar College

ADA gets a visit from Lonestar College This past Tuesday Adaptive Driving Access enjoyed a visit with Occupational Therapy students from Lone Star College. The students are taking a class called Therapeutic Intervention where they learn about a variety of treatment methods, modalities, and functi...

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ADA visits Texas Adaptive Aquatics!

ADA visits Texas Adaptive Aquatics! A few weeks ago Jason and I attended a Texas Adaptive Aquatics event at Moody Gardens in Galveston. While there we had the opportunity to water ski, sail, and kayak all around the bay. It was awesome to see that quite a few of our customer were in attendance ...

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The Biggest Event of the Year: The Abilities Expo 2015 Houston

The Biggest Event of the Year: The Abilities Expo 2015 Houston Adaptive Driving Access has attended the Abilities Expo every year that it has been in Houston. The Abilities Expo is a conference where people with disabilities can gather from all over the world to find community. The expo provides ...

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Adaptive Driving on the Radio!

Adaptive Driving on the Radio! Thanks so much to Mystic Matthews from CBS Radio in Houston for having us on her show! We got to talk about Adaptive Driving Access- what we do, who we help, and what a difference vehicle adaptations can make in our customers’ lives. ...

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ADA Monthly Charity

ADA’s Monthly Charity Starting this month and each month in 2012, Adaptive Driving Access will pick one charity to donate to. All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook or subscribe to our ADA blog and ADA will donate $1 per “like” or subscription. This...

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ALS Walks

ALS Walks Team ADA had a great time at the 2012 Houston, Woodlands and Corpus Christi ALS walks! Thank you to everyone who helped support The Walk to Defeat ALS!!      Posted on November 8, 2012 by Katie Larson ...

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An ADA customer who truly makes a difference!

Father/Son Pair Helps Injured High Schoolers Off the Field CNN featured this moving story about the Gridiron Heroes, an organization founded by Eddie Canales, a father who watched his son, Chris, get tackled during his Senior Night and never stand up again. Chris had broken his neck and...

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Astros continue giving to injured draft pick

Astros continue giving to injured draft pick…with a little help from ADA! This past Saturday was a very special day for San Jacinto College pitcher Buddy Lamothe. He received a surprise gift of a new wheelchair accessible van from the Houston Astros team owner Drayton McLane and the A...

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Bay Area & Woodlands ALS Walks

Bay Area & Woodlands ALS Walks Over the past few weekends Adaptive Driving Access has had the pleasure of attending both the Bay Area and Woodlands ALS Walks. We were so excited to help sponsor and support this awesome cause and to meet all of the amazing participants. As always our great Tea...

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Be An Angel Visit

Be An Angel Visit Last week, our Northwest Houston store got a very special visit from the folks of Be An Angel. Be An Angel is a non-profit organization that serves children with disabilities in Texas by providing specialized programs, services and equipment. Part of the equipment that they...

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2012 Metal and Muscle Expo

2012 Metal and Muscle Expo Earlier this month, Adaptive Driving Access helped sponsor a great event, the Metal & Muscle Expo. The expo is designed to encourage anyone with a physical disability to become involved in athletic activities. Teams competed in a number of sports, including air rifl...

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Benefits of an In-Service

Benefits of an In-Service Do you work in a service industry for people with disabilities? If you do, you probably like to stay educated on the different products and resources that are out there for your patients/consumers/customers. An in-service or on-site demonstration is a wonderful way fo...

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Best Place to Get Your Ramp Van

Best Place to Get Your Ramp Van Adaptive Driving Access is so lucky to have amazing customers! Here is a great article written by one of our customers, Kim Hanks. Best Place to Get Your Ramp Van – Adaptive Driving Access By Kim Hanks If you need an accessible vehicle, I suggest ...

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BraunAbility Makes Its Debut At The Indy 500!

BraunAbility Makes Its Debut At The Indy 500! Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines….BraunAbility has some exciting news! The Braun Corporation will join Sam Schmidt Motor Sports in sponsoring the #99 BraunAbility Car at the 96th running of the Indy 50...

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BraunAbility Book Giveaway

BraunAbility Book Giveaway on GoodReads.com Thought we would share this recent post from the AbilityBlog. BraunAbility recently registered “Rise Above” on a very cool site GoodReads.com. Readers from across the World Wide Web can recommend books to other readers, keep tra...

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Corpus Christi ALS Walk

Corpus Christi ALS Walk What a great event! Adaptive Driving Access participated in the South Texas ALS Chapter’s Walk to Defeat ALS in Corpus Christi on November 5th for the first time. Wow! These folks know how to have fun while raising awareness and money for a great cause...

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Corpus Christi ALS Walk Get Ready

Corpus Christi ALS Walk – Get Ready! As some of you might know ADA will be opening up a store in Corpus Christi soon.  Being that ADA works closely with a lot of organizations for the disabled in the Houston area we want to be just as involved in Corpus Christi as we are in Houston.&nb...

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Opening Night with the Corpus Christi Hooks and ADA

Opening Night with the Corpus Christi Hooks and ADA Brent Key, our ADA Corpus Branch Manager, enjoying the game. Adaptive Driving Access of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team have partnered together to bring awareness to the mobility industry.  This p...

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Corpus Christi Open House 2014

Corpus Christi Open House 2014 This past Saturday we had our very first Open House celebration in Corpus Christi, TX. We celebrated our Corpus location’s 2nd anniversary, but more importantly, we got the chance to say THANK YOU to all of our customers in the coastal bend. For t...

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Dancing Wheels

Dancing Wheels Last week I attended the Lone Star College Disability Awareness Day in Tomball, TX. While there I had the pleasure of watching a performance by Dancing Wheels, an organization made up of dancers of all abilities. If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best exp...

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New Infographic Defines Disability in America

New Infographic Defines Disability in America We came across this recent story from Braun’s AbilityBlog that we wanted to share with all of our ADA-Blog readers. Pictures speak louder than words and numbers talk – put those two adages together, and you have...

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Donate to Impact A Hero

Donate to Impact A Hero Impact A Hero is an organization created to provide a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations and to help provide emotional and financial support for our severely wounded & disabled War on Terror veterans and their families. Adaptive Driving Access&nb...

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Donnas Story Inspiration and Perseverance After Survival

Donna’s Story- Inspiration and Perseverance After Survival Kii News in Corpus Christi recently aired Donna Lowery’s story. Being one of ADA’s customers in Corpus, we all knew her as a woman with a magnetic positive attitude. We had no idea, however, how her incredible ...

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Ernie Colemans Story Living the Dream and Refusing to Slow Down!

Ernie Coleman’s Story- Living the Dream and Refusing to Slow Down! Ernie Coleman has become a bit of a legend around ADA, not only because he has been one of our favorite customers for almost 10 years, but because he always has a great story to tell. He has recently purchased his 4th l...

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PRESS RELEASE: ADA Recognized for Exceptional Customer Satisfaction

PRESS RELEASE: ADA Recognized for Exceptional Customer Satisfaction PRESS RELEASE from The Braun Corporation: The Braun Corporation, the leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems, recently honored Adaptive Driving Access with the Customer 1st ...

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Follow Up Astros continue giving to injured draft pick

Follow-Up: Astros continue giving to injured draft pick We recently wrote about San Jacinto College pitcher Buddy Lamothe and his surprise gift of a new wheelchair accessible van from the Houston Astros team owner Drayton McLane and the Astros in Action Foundation. A friend of the Lamothe ...

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Dealing with Violators in Handicapped Parking, Texas-style

Dealing with Violators in Handicapped Parking, Texas-style Drivers who depend on handicapped parking spaces know how frustrating it can be to circle a parking lot three or four times, waiting for a spot to open up, when one or more vehicles are parked illegally. While flattening tires, leaving na...

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Houston Auto Show 2014

Houston Auto Show 2014 ADA participated once again in the Houston Auto Show. The 2014 Auto Show displayed over 700,000 square feet of the latest vehicles from the world’s top automakers, beating the record of attendance of all years past. The event is always a great opportunity...

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How to Submit Your Story for National Mobility Awareness Month

How to Submit Your Story for National Mobility Awareness Month This May marks the 2nd annual celebration of National Mobility Awareness Month, when we encourage people with disabilities to embody the spirit of Life Moving Forward by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in yo...

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Impact A Hero

Impact A Hero Impact A Hero is a non-partisan organization, created to provide a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations to help provide emotional and financial support for our severely wounded /disabled War on Terror veterans and their families. Adaptive Driving Access r...

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Impact a Hero 5k

Impact a Hero 5k We could not have asked for more beautiful weather this past Saturday as Team ADA put on their running shoes for the 2014 Impact a Hero 5k. Impact a Hero was started in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004 by Richard Lynch. When men and women returned from the War on Terror with serious phys...

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Inspirational Story Josh Dueck

Inspirational Story: Josh Dueck Josh Dueck using a Sit Ski Back in 2004, a flip on skis gone tragically wrong broke Josh Dueck’s back and left him as a T11 – full paraplegic. For the past 8 years one of his dreams has been to do a flip on snow again. On February 3, 2012, Josh bec...

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Lending a Hand to a Local Hero

Lending a Hand to a Local Hero May 31st of 2013 was a day Houstonians will never forget- when a massive fire on Southwest Freeway took the lives of four brave firefighters and injured thirteen. Bill Dowling, also known as “Iron Bill”, was one of those injured firefighters. His heroic ...

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A Life Dedicated to Paying it Forward

A Life Dedicated to Paying it Forward Today ADA honors the life of a long time customer and friend- David Fowler. About David- In his youth, David was an avid surfer who loved being by the water. He joined the Army shortly after high school because he felt the need to “do ...

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Lives Worth Living

Lives Worth Living Check out this amazing movie trailer for the documentary, Lives Worth Living. People with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States. But for most of American history, they occupied a sub-class of millions without access to everyday things...

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May Was A Great Month For Angela!

May Was A Great Month For Angela! The Adaptive Driving Access family is proud to share a fantastic accomplishment by one of our customers/family members. Angela Wrigglesworth, a fourth grade teacher in the Klein school district, was recognized in May as the 2012 Klein ISD...

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NMEDA Plans for National Mobility Awareness Month

NMEDA Plans for National Mobility Awareness Month How much impact could an industry niche have if it combined stakeholders’ resources and created a month-long, high-energy, national campaign? The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), automotive OEMs, adaptive equipment ...

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Nominate a Hero Who Deserves a New Wheelchair Van!

Nominate a Hero Who Deserves a New Wheelchair Van! If you haven’t heard yet, May is the inaugural  National Mobility Awareness Month. Sure, it may feel like there’s an awareness month for every cause, but we are (obviously) incredibly excited about this one. For one thing, it&...

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Overcoming Disability to Serve Others

Overcoming Disability to Serve Others BraunAbility founder, Ralph Braun was recently featured on CNN in a special segment about overcoming his disability to help serve others. Adaptive Driving Access is so proud to be be the exclusive BraunAbility dealer in both Hous...

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Adaptive Driving Access Announces New Program to Support Texas Veterans

Adaptive Driving Access Announces New Program to Support Texas Veterans ADA proudly launches Operation We Salute You! Adaptive Driving Access is happy to announce we have launched a new program to help support ALL Texas Veterans by discounting both New and Used wheelchair access...

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Racing to save lives

Racing to save lives… On Saturday, June 4th TEAM ADA will be proudly participating in the Impact a Hero 5k Run/Walk/Roll. Impact A Hero is a non-partisan organization, created to provide a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations to help provide emotional ...

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Raising Money for Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann

Raising Money for Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann In June 2009, Staman Ogilvie sustained a severe spinal cord injury while riding his bicycle. Staman has decided to use this experience for the good of those who currently suffer from a spinal injury or will suffer from one in the future. The ...

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Ralph Braun Selected as a Champion

Ralph Braun Selected as a Champion of Change Adaptive Driving Access is honored to share some very exciting news. Ralph Braun has been selected as a Champion of Change as part of the White House Administration’s “Winning the Future” initiative. Each week, the White House...

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Respect Blue Spaces!

Respect Blue Spaces! It happens to everyone.  You park your Adaptive Driving Access wheelchair van in a blue space, go do whatever it is you need to do, and then come back to find your ramp or lift blocked by someone who has parked illegally beside you.  Or maybe even wor...

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Senior Expo

Senior Expo Last week Adaptive Driving Access had the pleasure to exhibit at the Senior Expo in Pasadena, Texas. The Senior Expo is a “one stop shop” for seniors to come and find out information on  organizations,  housing, social service agencies, programs, and activities a...

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Ways to Spend Less on Gas in Your Handicapped Van

Ways to Spend Less on Gas in Your Handicapped Van Gas expenses can be significant when you own a handicapped van. Each method of reducing gas costs makes a small difference. Combine them for significant savings that really add up over the course of a year. Pay Less for Gas When Filling Up Your...

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VMI Star Spangled Salute Van Giveaway for Disabled U.S. Veterans

VMI’s “Star Spangled Salute” Van Giveaway for Disabled U.S. Veterans VMI and Toyota Motor Sales USA have teamed up for the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute, a national contest to give America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a 2013 T...

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Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans from BraunAbility Introduction

Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans from BraunAbility – Introduction There’s no question that shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicle can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. And if your search begins on the Internet, it’s ...

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Straight Talk Part 2 Brake Systems

Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Part 2, Brake Systems As we mentioned yesterday, BraunAbility is launching our new video series entitled “Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans”. That series officially kicks off with this installment, which examines how brake lines are r...

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Straight Talk Part 3: Underbody

Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Part 3: Underbody The third video of Braun’s “Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans” series takes a close look at undercarriage components. As we explain, there’s a lot of truth to the saying “If you take care of the small th...

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Straight Talk Part 4 Exhaust Systems

Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Part 4: Exhaust Systems Exhaust systems are one of those things you don’t notice (and shouldn’t have to)…until something goes wrong with them. In the latest installment of “Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans”, we take a l...

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Straight Talk Part 5 Suspension Systems

Braun Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Suspension Systems The “Straight Talk” continues this week, this time about wheelchair van suspensions.  Regardless of the type of vehicle you’re buying, you probably have at least some interest in the suspension system&hell...

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Straight Talk Part 6 Fuel Systems

Braun Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Fuel Systems This time around Straight Talk examines the fuel system in a BraunAbility wheelchair van. It should go without saying, there is NO room for compromise when it comes to the dependability of your fuel system.  It’s one o...

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STRAIGHT TALK PART 7 Sliding Doors

Braun Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Sliding Doors Apart from actual vehicle operation and the accessible features, what’s the most important feature in a wheelchair accessible van?  The automatic door. If the door doesn’t work, you don’t get in or you don...

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Straight Talk Part 8 Making the Right Choice

Braun Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Making the Right Choice If you’ve taken the time to watch this series of videos it’s obvious that you want to make an informed decision, when it comes to purchasing a wheelchair accessible van. We hope that we’ve given you e...

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STRAIGHT TALK PART 8 Wiring

Braun Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans – Wiring In this week’s installment of Straight Talk About Wheelchair Vans, we’re taking a look at how wheelchair vans are wired.  Today’s minivans rely on an intricate wiring system to control every function in the&...

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Adaptive Driving Access Inc.; Success is Embedded in Family Values

Adaptive Driving Access Inc.; Success is Embedded in Family Values Ever wonder how ADA came to be? Well, a family tragedy in 1992 spurred a career change for owner Tom Poole. A serious car accident left Tom’s close friend and brother-in-law, Lacy, a quadriplegic.  After helping the fam...

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Taking it to the Masses!

Taking it to the Masses! Members of Team ADA at the Auto Show The 2012 Houston Auto Show brings the automotive world to Texas ever year. With over half a million square feet of showroom space at the Reliant Center, consumers across the region have the chance to see, touch, drive and experience...

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Technology for Peace of Mind

Technology for Peace of Mind I’ve often found myself wondering or talking with friends and family about the onslaught of technology we’ve been bombarded with over the past 10 to 15 years.  One cannot walk into a restaurant to eat these days without hearing a couple dozen phone ca...

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Texas Adaptive Aquatics

Texas Adaptive Aquatics Texas Adaptive Aquatics is our charity of the month! T.A.A. is such a great organization and we just wanted to tell you a little more about them! Texas Adaptive Aquatics features an outstanding adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or m...

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Thank You from ADA!

Thank You from ADA!! Adaptive Driving Access would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the 2013 Houston Auto Show! We had a great time and enjoyed showing the public all of the exciting new mobility vans and accessibility products that are currently available. We proudly ...

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The History of the Wheelchair

The History of the Wheelchair Some of you may have noticed the “old school” wheelchair I have next to my office (big wheels in front, large casters in back and wicker seat). I always wanted an old chair – just to remind me how difficult things used to be for some. In order to be...

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Toyota Showcases BraunAbility Accessible Vehicles to Its Employees

Toyota Showcases BraunAbility Accessible Vehicles to Its Employees BraunAbility’s Lloyd Updike demonstrates the features of the Sienna Rampvan to a Toyota employee during the company’s first-ever mobility awareness event. BraunAbility is very proud and honored to be the exclus...

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TRAN 2013

TRAN 2013 Last week was the 18th annual Texas RehabACTion Network (TRAN) Conference in Corpus Christi, TX. TRAN members represent a diversity of voices that understand the value of the public Vocational Rehabilitation program and are dedicated to advocating for and promoting the public VR pr...

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TRAN Ron Sparks Award

TRAN Ron Sparks Award Congratulations, Brent Key! The award was presented by TRAN (Texas RehabACTion Network). TRAN is one of the largest non-profit organizations of its kind. They are dedicated to advocating for and promoting the public Vocational Rehabilitation program in Texas. Ron Spark...

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VMI in USA Today

VMI in USA Today Left a paraplegic by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan two years ago, retired Marine Jack Pierce vows not to let his disability leave him in life’s slow lane. Pierce applies that attitude to pretty much everything, including. right now, his summer vacation. Pierce plans to ...

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VMI Patriotic Van

VMI Patriotic Van Earlier this year, when VMI created the Limted Edition 25th Anniversary van, they were unsure how the market would react.  Well, the response has been phenomenal with the majority of sales going to Veterans.  The common...

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VMI Spring Promotion

VMI Spring Promotion Beginning May 1st, VMI is launching an exciting new  promotion and you can win an iPad!! The promotion is called “Discover the VMI Northstar Advantage”.  Here’s how it works: Come into Adaptive Driving Access for a demonstration of ...

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VMI Star Spangled Salute

VMI Star Spangled Salute Are you a disabled veteran in need of a wheelchair accessible van? This year VMI is giving away a FREE 2015 Toyota Sienna with a VMI Access 360 in-floor ramp conversion. HOW IT WORKS Entries can be submitted NOW until 11/9/14 Only U.S. disabled veterans are eli...

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Walk N Roll Corpus Christi

Walk ‘N Roll Corpus Christi On September 28th, ADA was a proud sponsor of TRAN’s Walk n Roll  event in Corpus Christi. The 2k walkathon was started to raise awareness about people living with disabilities.  This year it was dedicated to the children of the Coa...

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We Say Goodbye to Ralph Braun

We Say Goodbye to Ralph Braun It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that on Friday, February 8th Ralph Braun passed away. He died peacefully at his home with his family at his side. There are no words to express the impact Ralph has had on the mobility industry and Adaptive D...

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Welcome Lindsay!

Welcome Lindsay! Adaptive Driving Access is excited to welcome Lindsay Hayes to the family! Lindsay will be our new Marketing and Events Coordinator helping to bring Mobility to the masses. She is a proud Texas State graduate, originally from Austin and recently moved to Houston with he...

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Need a Wheelchair Van for the Holidays?

Need a Wheelchair Van for the Holidays? ADA offers wheelchair van rentals to serve our customers and those who may be visiting the Houston area that require handicap accessible features on their rental van. Our wheelchair van rental service is provided through Accessible Vans of America (AVA)and ...

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Why I LOVE My Van

Why I LOVE My Van With February being the month of love, we asked our customers to tell us why they LOVE their accessible vehicles. Below are some of  our favorite submissions: “I love my van because it allows me the freedom of traveling to any destination of my choos...

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2011 Abilities Expo

2011 Abilities Expo Last weekend Adaptive Driving Access had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2011 Abilities Expo. The Expo was held at Reliant Center and was a total success! We got to meet some really great people; vendors and customers alike! The Abilities Expo is great way for people with di...

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