The AmTryke Road Show!

20 09 2012

Here at Advantec we support many different clients over a multitude of different industries. Our clients work in industries ranging from the Legal Industry to the Medical Industry. In order to best serve them, we always try to keep up with the current events that are happening in each individual history, especially when it involves our clients themselves!

One of our clients, AMBUCS, is known for creating tricycles for children with special needs. As a non-profit organization, AMBUCS consists of a diverse group of people who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. 

We all remember being young and learning to ride a bicycle, but for some children with certain disabilities, they often do not get the chance to create this important memory. Thanks to the AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycle, individuals who are unable to operate a standard bicycle can learn to ride and enjoy the experience. To date, over 15,000 AmTrykes have been distributed, most being purchased through volunteer donations and many simply donated.  The tricycles are so unique because they can be hand and/or foot operated and accommodate various degrees of physical limitations. 

Another service that AMBUCS is dedicated to is their scholarship program for therapy students in their junior or their senior year. They have awarded scholarships to over 14,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and audiology. The total amount in scholarships that they have awarded thus far totals over $7.7 million dollars.

 

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This amazing organization has a recent event coming up that we thought our readers and friends would like to know about. The event is called the AmTryke Road Show, which is a collection of events held throughout the year and across the country that has a goal of creating awareness among therapy professionals of their program. An AmTryke trailer filled with equipment and accessories is brought to organizations such as clinics, rehabs, and children’s hospitals. Each stop on the road show can include an in-service training and/or a bike day event.

For more information about an event coming to your area, check their Events Calendar page! It should be an amazing event and you get the chance to help an amazing cause! As always, for more information about our clients and our products, visit Advantec’s Website





Local Client Giving Back to Community

22 08 2012

We here at Advantec are proud to support one of our loyal clients, AMBUCS. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are “dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.”

There are three ways in which this amazing organization gives back. The first is through various forms of community service. This program is known as the AmBility program- a name that combines AMBUCS and Mobility. This program was adopted in 1998 and is focused on equipment and processes. One of the projects in this program is the AmTryke Project. AMBUCS chapters have provided more that 6,000 trykes to children with disabilities. Another project is the Ramp Building project. Members and volunteers build ramps to create accessible homes and businesses. The third project in this program is the Accessible Playgrounds project. Building and refurbishing playgrounds that can be used by children with disabilities. It involves adding universal usage playground equipment or building an entirely new playground.

The second program that Ambucs offers is the AmTryke program. Mentioned earlier, this program distributes trykes to children with disabilities. What is interesting is that these trykes are specially made to be powered by using your hands instead of your feet, so those with disabilities have no problem riding one just like a child should! So far, over 15,300 AmTrykes have been distributed around the world. A majority of the trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization and donated to those who would not otherwise have one.

The third program AMBUCS offers is the Scholarship Award Program for therapists. In the 2012-2013 school year alone, AMBUCS awarded over $150,000 in scholarships. Image

This amazing organization is located right in our own backyard in High Point, North Carolina. We are proud to support an organization that does so much for the community and helps so many people! For more information on AMBUCS, visit their website at http://www.ambucs.com. You can also call them and “like” them on facebook!








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