Access Now, Inc.
www.adaaccessnow.org
19333 West Country Club Drive #1522
Aventura, Florida 33180
305 705-0059

  • "Access Now, Inc."® was officially born in March of 1998. We are the only ADA advocacy organization in South Florida which is directed solely by non-paid volunteers. Our President, Edward S. Resnick, is a retired member of the Bar and works entirely pro-bono, overseeing the work of the various law firms (eight) consulting firms (five) and inspectors (one) whose services we presently engage.  However, our goal in the near term has been to obviate the necessity and expense of going to trial by instead entering, during the course of litigation, into negotiations which conclude with a Stipulation for Settlement, which details how and within what time frame an entity will make the alterations which will result in its compliance under the law. We also try to minimize the legal and consultant fees incurred. Our ultimate goal is to sufficiently spread the word whereby public accommodations will make the necessary alterations on their own to comply with the law, instead of the prevailing attitude of waiting for someone to catch up with them. We believe that we have been fulfilling our promise as to the first goal and we are trying to fulfill our mission as to the second goal.


Active Mobility
www.wheelchairguys.com
1404 SW 13TH COURT
POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069
800-326-4463

  • Since 1992, we have been a leader in providing, maintaining and servicing assistive and rehab technology equipment and supplies. We pride ourselves for listening to the consumer's needs when helping to recommend equipment for the rest of their lives.  We assist clients achieve or regain their independence and mobility.  We pride ourselves with supplying the correct equipment which matches each individuals needs.  We try to learn about our potential clients, to get the "whole picture" about their needs.  Make every day Independence day at Active Mobility Center.  Let us maximize your abilities.


Admiral Handicapped Scuba Adventures Inc.
www.admiralhsa.org
HWY 1
Key Largo, Fl 33037
Mile Marker 98.7, Ocean side
800-346-3483

  • Since 1985, my wife Susan and I have operated Admiral Dive Center and our dive vessel, Admiral I, in Key Largo, Florida. We have also served the professional diving community with Admiral Dive Academy, licensed by the State of Florida as a Post Secondary school and by PADI, International as a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center. It has been an interesting and rewarding lifestyle with, of course, the ever-present challenges.

  • On March 17, 2000, I became the first one-legged, to my knowledge, PADI Scuba Instructor serving the Florida Keys. This dramatic change occurred because of a tragic incident, which severed my left leg near the hip. After a lengthy hospital stay, and additional time in a rehabilitation center, I returned home to complete recovery and therapy.

  • By March of 2001, I was anxious to get back in the ocean and to continue teaching scuba. The Miami surgeon who had operated on my left leg, visited Key Largo to accompany our dive group on my first reef diving trip since the tragic incident. Being an amputee scuba instructor was a new and difficult experience, both physically and mentally, but still satisfying to share the excitement and pleasures described by newly certified scuba divers. I continue to provide Open Water scuba Certifications, Advanced Certifications, Adventure dives and private guided underwater tours with film and digital photography.

  • I have also completed specialized instructor training to provide scuba certification for disabled persons in conjunction with PADI, International and the Handicapped Scuba Association, International.

  • Volunteer work with local organizations offering services for disabled persons continues to provide me with insight, inspiration and a renewed challenge to serve those with significant disabilities. Statistics reveal that only about one of five persons with a significant disability will attempt to continue living a normal lifestyle pattern. Improving this negative statistic is at the heart of our mission objectives. Scuba diving is a normal activity and a prestigious sport interaction with other divers, and dive travel adventures!

  • Three initial goals of the organization include:

  1. To provide scuba certification for youth and adults with significant disabilities.

  2. Upgrading of our 65-foot dive vessel, the Admiral I, to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in providing scuba and snorkel trips for the disabled and their guests.

  3. To provide comfortable, overnight, on-board accommodations in Key Largo.


All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts, Inc.
www.allaboutwheelchairs.com
4535 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33021
1-888-965-3653

  • All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts Inc. is committed to honesty, service and value. Our expert staff, unmatched selection and reasonable prices have helped All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts earn our reputation for convenience, quality and value. We provide the knowledge and experience to help you select the best equipment for your individual needs. With many years of combined experience, our staff provides friendly, helpful advice. Our products are backed by warranties, so you can be assured that we will continue our commitment to exceptional customer service, even after the sale.

  • In addition to offering high-quality mobility products, All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts is also proud to offer repair services on all equipment, and our skilled professionals have the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time.

  • All About Wheelchairs, Scooters & Lifts provides personalized service and affordable rates, as well as free estimates, free in-home demonstrations and 24-hour service. We also will install stairlifts and lifts in vehicles. Medicare and insurance filing is available, and VA and Workers' Compensation claims are welcome.


American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
www.aapd-dc.org
1629 K Street NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
202-457-0046
800-840-8844

  • The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Membership is affordable and only $15.00 annually per person.

  • We are over 50 million strong - People with disabilities in America, plus our families and friends. We see the need for one unifying membership organization to leverage the numbers of people with disabilities and their families and friends to access economic and other benefits to form an organization which will be a positive private-sector force to achieve the goal of full inclusion in American society.

  • Three words that best describe AAPD: Unity, Leadership and Impact . . .

  • Unity, leadership and impact are the hopes and convictions of people with disabilities and are necessary to ensure the future of inclusion promised by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Florida Playstructure (subsidiary of Southeastern Group)
www.thesoutheasterngroup.com
1037 E Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511
877-734-8330

  • We manufacture some of the most innovative lifts on the market today. We are "The Total Solution for Pool and Spa Access." Our lifts are innovative and versatile, with the option of rechargeable 24v DC or manual powered lifts to suit your specific needs. High quality, stainless steel construction and a UV resistant, powder coated finish are what set us apart from competitors. 

  • In addition to our complete lift line, we offer a versatile line of handicap access chairs for the pool deck and the beach.

  • Lifts are designed to meet the new ADA guidelines for most pools, as well as the needs of today’s patrons. Our lifts are easy to use, reliable, lightweight and portable. In addition, most of our lifts are shipped via common carrier fully assembled. These attributes make our lift desirable for those looking for a compact, attractive unit that does not intrude into the pool when not in use.

  • Quality and service are the cornerstones of our company and we believe our products to be of the highest quality available on the market today and our service and support to be second to none. While other companies demand your business by providing cheap prices and often times a cheap product, we want to earn your business by providing you value; exceptional products at a competitive price.


Boca Area  Post-Polio Group
Boca Raton, FL
561-367-9552 * 561-488-4473
BAPPG@aol.com


Brazil Post Polio Group
SÃO PAULO
Associaçäo Brasileira de Síndrome Pós-Pêlio Poliomielite
Luiz Baggio Neto
R. Pedro de Toledo, 377, São Paulo, São Paulo 04039-031
+55 11 3813 7550, +55 11 3813 7550 fax, abraspp@abraspp.org.br 


Center for Independent Living
www.soflacil.org
6660 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 751-8025

  • Centers are not-for profit, non-residential, community-based organizations that are consumer-controlled and managed.  The majority of people managing, controlling and working at the Center are people with disabilities who understand your concerns and special needs.  The Center promotes and practices an independent living philosophy of consumer-control, peer role modeling, self-determination, equal access, and advocacy to maximize leadership, empowerment, independence, productivity, integration, and full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

  • The Center’s mission is to assist anyone with a disability in achieving and maintaining an independent and self-determined lifestyle to the maximum extent possible and to vigorously advocate for systems change that results in equality, dignity, and freedom of choice, and eliminates barriers that prevent people with disabilities from achieving their full potential.


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  • Dr. Sharma

  • Dr. Vandenakker


DynamicBracingSolutions™
www.dynamicbracingsolutions.net
6092 Innovation Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Office: 760-814-8475

  • DynamicBracingSolutions™ approach includes the use of measurable patient side results that have consistently demonstrated dramatic improvement of skeletal structural alignment and walking capabilities in patients. The practitioner benefits from participation in an exclusive network with research and database support, training, and product design. The practitioner gains the satisfaction of improving the lives of individuals with physical limitations beyond the levels previously considered possible.

  • DynamicBracingSolutions™ is driven by quantifiable outcomes that offer tremendous value to individuals with physical limitations. Solutions are developed by a complex methodology process based on sound mechanical science. Each Solution is individually developed for the specific requirements, lifestyles, and wishes of the patient


Easter Seals South Florida
www.miami.easterseals.com
1475 NW 14th Avenue
Miami, FL 33125-1692
305 325-0470

  • Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.  Easter Seals South Florida provides services to children and adults with or without disabilities and other special needs. Through our services, we also give support to their families.


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Lincolnshire, UK Post Polio Group

69 Woodvale Avenue,
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 3RD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 (0)1522 888601

  • We are Polio Survivors (not Doctors) who, after years of stable functioning following recovery from Polio, are experiencing new deterioration. In most cases these problems have been gradual and medically noted (not explained) over the last 15+ years. Until May 1995 we knew nothing about PPS, and our then Secretary heard the term 'old polio' relating, she was told, to breathing problems being experienced by people who had been in iron lungs. In November 1995 she asked a Consultant could Polio be her problem? The answer that she presented the same symptoms as another patient who had had polio as a child, led her to start searching for more information. In February 1996 radio broadcasts and local news items started to bring together Polio Survivors in Lincolnshire. In late July 1996 - having been put in touch with The Leicestershire Polio Network - some of us decided to form The Lincolnshire Polio Network, later renamed The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network, to enable us to share information with other networks in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

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My Pharmacy
1-800-344-0838
www.mypharmacy.com

  • My Pharmacy’s mission is to meet the home health care needs of our clients/patients in the metropolitan area of South Florida by providing the highest quality medical equipment, supplies, and services. We respect the rights of our clients/patients, and are dedicated to providing responsive, timely customer service. We ensure that members of our team receive ongoing continuing education so that they are knowledgeable about the latest home health care technology and are able to serve our clients/patients effectively


Otto Bock Health Care USA
Two Carlson Pkwy N., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55447
763-253-5608

  • Minnesota based Otto Bock Healthcare was est. in 1958 as the Americas Headquarters of Otto Bock Healthcare, Gmbtt, based in Duderstadt, Germany.  OB has more than 3800 employees worldwide and produces over 25,000 types of prosthetic & orthotic components, mobility and rehabilitation products, and is the U.S. leader in delivering continuous passive motion services and related therapies.

  • Orthotic products intended for use by individuals w/ post-polio to improve the quality of life.


Polio Canada – March of Dimes
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4HIA4
416-425-3463

  • Polio Canada, a program of March of Dimes - support, information, empowerment, awareness.  Together we have Polio Power!!  Information on the work Polio Canada does to support survivors, educate professionals, create awareness and support local support groups.


Polio Survivors & Associates
www.rotarypoliosurvivors.com/
(910)295-3666

  • PSA is a Rotarian Action Group dedicated to the humanitarian assistance of polio survivors. PSA is a logical extension of Rotary’ concern for the health needs of the world and acting as the living legacy of the worldwide PolioPlus program to eradicate polio. This Action Group operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not controlled by Rotary.

  • PSA was founded in 2003 as a Rotarian Fellowship whose members were individuals and groups with a common interest in polio survivors; health issues such as post polio syndrome; polio support groups; related organizations and institutions. In 2005, the Rotary International Board of Directors recognized the value of these Fellowships and their potential for assisting RI in implementing humanitarian programs throughout the world, and formed Rotarian Action Groups.


Post Polio Health International
www.post-polio.org/
4207 Lindell Boulevard, #110
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-2915 USA
314-534-0475

  • Post-Polio Health International's mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking.


Post Polio Partners of Orange County
Newsletter of The Post Polio Support Group of Orange County
Editor: Baldwin Keenan, keenanwitelan@cox.net
Post Polio Support Group of Orange County
18552 Cork St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Shake-a-Leg Miami
www.shakealegmiami.org
2620 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 858-5550

  • Shake-A-Leg Miami, Inc. was created in 1990 to provide a universally accessible watersports facility for education and recreation. Operating in conjunction with the City of Miami Parks and Recreation, the facility is open to the public seven days a week, with emphasis on persons with disabilities, youth, and families. Shake-A-Leg Miami also works with a wide variety of participants-from young scouts to youth-at-risk, from college students to seniors. Additionally, Shake-A-Leg Miami serves as an international model for the development of accessible programs open to people of all ages, genders, races, ethnic backgrounds, and level of ability. Shake-A-Leg’s mission is to bring hope, confidence, social integration, independence and fun back into the lives of people with disabilities and their families. To provide affordable and effective services and programs that will enhance the participant's independence, employment potential, and quality of life. To develop a universally accessible water sports training facility in Miami, open to all people, serving local residents, and visitors from around the world


Society of Accessible Travel & Hospitality
www.sath.org
347 Fifth Ave, Suite 605
New York, NY 10016
212-447-7284

  • The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our mission.


Therasage
www.therasage.com
209 East Palmetto Park Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(888) 416-4441

  • Therasage Rx 8000 series massage bed is designed to target your body's vital pressure points along the spine with a precise, relaxing massage to provide you with the combined therapeutic benefits of massage, chiropractic, acupressure and Far-Infrared Heat.  Therasage offers the combined therapeutic benefits of massage, chiropractic, acupressure and Far-Infrared Heat with premium jade to relieve the stress and tension in the muscles, improve blood circulation, and increase energy.


Tranquil Adventures
www.tranquiladventures.com
225 Upper Matecumbe RD.
Key Largo Florida 33037
305-451-2102
866-451-2102

  • We are a full scale relaxing operation that is operated in Key Largo Florida. Our first priority is to provide our customers with good service and lots of fun. Our vessels are equipped with all coast guard approved safety equipment and can accommodate all different kinds of people and groups.

  • While other companies are interested in just taking you out for a boat ride. Our company is dedicated to helping you enjoy a tranquil time while creating a memorable moment.

  • Captain Mick Nealey, an experienced Keys captain and guide, has launched Tranquil Adventures, a charter, tour, and cruise operation. What sets this venture apart from others, however, is that it is configured to cater to the handicapped, rather than just let them tag along if they can somehow get aboard. Nealey, founder and operator of Tranquil Adventures and a victim of polio at age 2, considers himself able bodied even though he sometimes uses a wheelchair himself.


Post Polio Network of WA Inc.
www.upnaway.com/~poliowa/
PO Box 257 
Subiaco  WA  6904
(08) 9383 9050

  • The Post Polio Network of WA Inc is a self help group of Polio survivors formed to improve the ability of members to function as independently and with as few problems as possible as they reach a mature age.  This is achieved by provision of information on polio's late effects to both survivors and health professionals; a free preliminary assessment clinic and local research.

  • Polio people are renowned for their independence.  In WA we try to come up with ways to maintain our own control over what is happening to us.  Many of the options we have found in dealing with "late effects" are simple self-help methods that can apply to anyone but may be of particular significance for polio's.

 

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DynamicBracingSolutions™ is The National Network of Clinicians dedicated to a 21st Century approach to HOLISTIC bracing for neuromuscular disorders.


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"The challenge, was it worth it? Yes! Definitely worth it. There are times that I can sort of march, that I was never able to do before. I can go longer distances when I walk my dog and I don't feel like my knee is going to buckle." -- M.E. MD


"The challenge was worth every bit, I mean, it just gets you all excited about (it) and you want to go do it again. That's what life's about, it's challenges and pushing yourself to another goal." -- E.W. All American Over Sixty TriAthlete

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