Q&A With Codington Elementary’s Special Needs Staff!

All of us at 101 Mobility can’t even begin to describe how excited are to be hosting our 3rd Annual Wheelchair Costume Halloween Parade at Codington Elementary school in Wilmington, NC! The big day is just a couple of days away. We got to speak with special needs teacher Vanessa Bishop and her assistants (Jennifer…

Read this, 4 Jake’s Sake

Jake, a spirited 11-year-old who loves video games, social studies, and watching videos on YouTube, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age 7. Since then, Jake’s friends and family launched 4 Jake’s Sake to raise funds and awareness for Jake’s condition. The project’s launch has raised over $12,500 for a home elevator so Jake…

The Benefits of Hand Cycling

The Background of Hand Cycling Cycling has grown in popularity as a form of recreation and daily transportation. Riding a bike is a wonderful way to enjoy being outdoors, enhance cardiovascular health or socialize with family and friends. A great form of increasing physical activity, cycling also spares weight-bearing joints by being low-impact. With technological…

What you need to know about ALS (and our Ice Bucket Challenge!)

This week, the 101 Mobility corporate office accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We are absolutely honored to help raise awareness for a cause that affects so many people and many of our clients. We are happy to take part in the efforts to raise awareness, give back to our community, and contribute to finding…

Fast Facts: Assistance Dogs

At 101 Mobility, we love seeing the great work that assistance dogs can do for their owners. Here are some fast facts for anyone who may want to learn more about assistance dogs!. 1. What are assistance dogs? The term “assistance dog” is used to refer to what most people call “service dogs.” There are many…

7 Innovative Assistive Apps

Just as there are great apps available for caregivers, there are amazing apps available for those with disAbilities as well! These 7 are our favorites here at 101 Mobility. Check them out! . 1. TapTapSee: Free on iTunes TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired by identifying objects that they might encounter in their day-to-day lives. When users…

7 of the Most Wheelchair-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Cities across the U.S. have been making significant efforts to make their streets, parks, facilities, and public transportation accessible to everyone. It is important to realize that there is still a lot of work to be done in these cities and in cities everywhere, and that no two wheelchair user’s needs are the same. However,…

10 Actors and Actresses with disAbilities

At 101 Mobility, we love when people with disAbilities get representation in the media. Check out just a few of our favorite actors and actresses with disAbilities! 1. R.J. Mitte—Cerebral Palsy R.J. Mitte was launched into fame by his role as Walter Jr.—who also has cerebral palsy—on AMC’s critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad. This gave him…

6 Wheelchair-Friendly College Campuses

The school year is fast approaching, and soon high school seniors will be filling out college applications. Finding the right college is always a challenge, and wheelchair users have even more factors to consider when choosing their dream school. These colleges go above and beyond when providing accessibility on-campus: 1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:…

Lollapalooza 2014 Accessibility Guide

Lollapalooza 2014 is only a few weeks away, and this year’s line-up is simply unmissable: Eminem, Lorde, Kings of Leon, and many, many more are set to take the stage at the beginning of August! If you have restricted mobility and are headed to Lolla, check out these resources available through the Lollapalooza Access Program to enjoy all the…