Numotion's COVID-19 Response: What you Need to Know

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Side-Image.PNG1. Get an Access Pass. The Access Pass is a lifetime pass to national parks and federal recreational lands.  It’s free to individuals with permanent disabilities. To learn more visit nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm.

2. Enjoy the beach. Sand is not a wheelchair user’s best friend, but there are areas that provide beach wheelchair rentals. Some beaches have access mats that make it easier for wheelchair users to navigate over the sand, and in some cases the mats go all the way to the water!

3. Go on a hike. Many parks have wheelchair accessible trails that have smoother grades and wider paths. Many beginner trails don’t require special equipment. Visit TrailLink.com to find wheelchair accessible hiking trails in your state.

4. Adapt your equipment. Add-ons such the Freewheel and FreedomTrax are great ways to modify your manual chair to navigate rough terrain.

5. Do your research. Take some time to find reccomended accessible outdoor areas and resources to help with adaptive equipment. 
 
Carlos Quiles, OTA/L, MSAM

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Carlos Quiles, OTA/L, MSAM

Carlos Quiles was formerly a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant before joining Numotion in 2019. Carlos has been a full-time wheelchair user for the past 37 years after receiving a spinal cord injury during complex spinal surgery. Carlos spends his free time participating and volunteering in adaptive sports . Carlos’ proudest athletic achievement was competing in the 2018 Paraclimbing World Championships, and has received several community-based awards for his advocacy for people with disabilities. Carlos is fluent in English and Spanish.