There’s a new business in Fairfax County that was started to help teach individuals with disabilities adaptive driving practices. This business was started by two veterans who have personal experience with adaptive driving.
One business partner is occupational therapist Retired Army Major Tammy Phipps, who is joined by one of her students at Walter Reed, Josh Himan. Himan was left paralyzed from the chest down after an incident with an IED in Afghanistan.
Phipps has helped hundreds of wounded veterans relearn how to drive, and her program was actually the first of its kind for the military. She decided to turn it into a business, and once Himan heard about her plans he asked if he could join as her business partner.
Phipps and Himan were joined on the day of their grand opening by several of the vets that Phipps helped in her adaprive driving program. She has made a huge impact on so many wounded warriors and continues to do so through this new venture.
To learn more about Phipps and Himan, read the WUSA9 article here.
Accessibility products that assist with adaptive driving
In addition to adaptive driving courses, there are several products that can help improve your quality of life and independence. A couple of these products that Next Day Access offers are vehicle lifts and wheelchair ramps.
Whatever your vehicle, lifestyle or mobility device, our wheelchair car lift can make it convenient for you to lead an active lifestyle, no matter where you’re going. No matter what your mobility device is, we have a vehicle lift that will allow you to easily transport your scooter, motorized wheelchair, or another mobility device!
Wheelchair ramps are a common accessibility and mobility solution for homes. They allow for safe, independent, and easy access for entering and exiting the front door, backyard door, garage, or throughout the house and are ADA compliant. Next Day Access will work to make the installation fast, safe, and pleasant. Your product will be available for use in just a few hours! Any interruption to your daily activities will be minimal because we know your time and privacy are important to you.