Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Nevada

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012 

“Make Nevada your summertime destination! Choose from scenic wonders like stunning Lake Tahoe and the incredible Hoover Dam.  Nevada’s diverse regions offer visitors an abundance of activities.

With abundant outdoor recreation, unique attractions, exciting events, world-class shows, and special exhibits, there’s no shortage of things to do in Nevada. You just might have to extend your vacation.” (Source: travelnevada.com)

 

Las Vegas Accessibility 

“Vegas is a service-oriented town dedicated to making vacations comfortable and enjoyable for everyone regardless of their physical abilities. We’ve put together some helpful tips and information on getting around the city for those visitors with special needs.”

Website: http://www.vegas.com/lounge/handicapped.html

Wheelchair Getaways

“Wheelchair Getaways of Las Vegas, Nevada provides quality accessible van rentals throughout the Las Vegas Area. All of our vehicles are wheelchair accessible, with lowered floors and automatic ramps. Many of our wheelchair accessible van rental customers want to travel to the Grand Canyon, no problem – a great adventure.Hoover Dam is on the way and highly accessible.

Whether you are going through rehabilitation, replacing a vehicle that has been in an accident, or are simply traveling to the great state of Nevada, Wheelchair Getaways of Las Vegas has your transportation solution. Our rental vans are available by the day, week, month, or longer, insuring that you have 24-hour transportation for all your needs.”

Website: http://www.wheelchairgetaways.com/franchise/nevada_lasvegas/home.htm
Phone: 1-800-642-2042
Email: info@wheelchairgetaways.com

 

Turning Point Nation

“Turning Point was founded in 1979 by Michael “Shorty” Powers. After an injury at age 17 left Shorty without the use of his legs he began looking for opportunities to become involved in the outdoor recreational activities that he had always loved. He found no organized activities that were available to people who had major mobility impairments. Not willing to give up his love of fishing, kayaking, scuba diving and hunting, Shorty established Turning Point to assure that outdoor activities were readily available to people with many types of physical challenges. Turning Point is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization designed to teach people with mobility impairments the skills necessary to fully enjoy the outdoors, and to provide free or low cost activities. Turning Point provides the encouragement and support needed for people who have major physical challenges in life to fully participate in the adventure of living.”

Website: http://www.turningpointnation.org/
Phone: 530-414-4804

Email: ccable@turningpointnation.org

 

Grand Canyon River Outfitters

“The Grand Canyon’s river outfitters are well prepared to accommodate people of all abilities on Grand Canyon river trips of many different types and styles. If you or someone you know has a disability and is interested in a Grand Canyon trip, the most important thing to know is that you can share in this very special and unique experience.”
Website: http://www.gcroa.org/Pages/accessprog.htm
Email: access@gcroa.org.

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks abound in Nevada and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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