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January 24, 2012
Special Needs Group Wins 'Best Travel Assistance For Cruisers With Disabilities' 2012 Award
Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Special Needs Group Winner of Its Editor-in-Chief Awards 2012 'Best Travel Assistance For Cruisers With Disabilities' Category

Porthole Cruise Magazine has named Special Needs Group the leading global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry, as the winner of its Editor-in-Chief Award 2012 for "Best Travel Assistance For Cruisers With Disabilities."

November 4, 2011
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP LAUNCHES SNG CERTIFIED ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL ADVOCATE PROGRAM
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP LAUNCHES SNG CERTIFIED ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL ADVOCATE PROGRAM

Industry First eLearning Curriculum Enables Travel Professionals to Tap Into the

Fastest-Growing Segment in Travel – the Accessible Travel Market

April 14, 2011
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP, INC. NAMED EXCLUSIVE SUPPLIER OF SPECIAL NEEDS EQUIPMENT FOR NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Special Needs Group, Inc., a global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry, was recently named the exclusive mobility and oxygen equipment supplier for Norwegian Cruise Line one of the world’s major cruise companies.

March 31, 2011
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP EXPANDS SPECIAL NEEDS EQUIPMENT RENTALS TO ORLANDO

Special Needs Group, Inc., a global provider of special needs equipment for travelers and the travel industry, recently announced that it will expand its special needs equipment rental services to major Orlando locations, including theme parks, hotels, resorts, villas, the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Science Center and more.

February 15, 2011
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP DONATES NEW WHEELCHAIR IN BRAZIL
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP DONATES NEW WHEELCHAIR IN BRAZIL

In October of 2010 Special Needs Group donated a new transport wheelchair to 12-year old, Rita de Santos of Ceara, Brazil. Rita, a child born with both physical and mental disabilities, and her mother, Tieta, live alone in the barrio community of Favela dos Cocos.  Tieta works various odd jobs including cleaning houses and vending on the streets to provide her daughter and her with bare essentials. In order for Tieta to arrive at her jobs, to take Rita to the hospital or to visit neighbors, Tieta and her friends would physically have to carry Rita.

August 10, 2010
A SALUTE TO INVENTORS AND ACCESSIBILITY INVENTIONS

August is National Inventor Month, a time to celebrate the creative men and women who dare to think differently and bravely confront ridicule to bring solutions, ease, excitement and accessibility into our lives. Because we work with wheelchairs, scooters and other special needs equipment, we are devoting the month of August to uncovering the invention of key assist items. 

CRUISE LINE ACCESSIBILITY

With all the cruise ships currently sailing and the cruise industry’s recent building “boom”---52 NEW vessels delivered or on order between 2009 and 2012---it is not always clear as to which ships are the most accessible and the best for sailing. 

July 2, 2010
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP WINS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR IN 2010 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP WINS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR IN 2010 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

FORT LAUDERDALE- Special Needs Group Inc., (www.specialneedsgroup.com) a leader in providing special needs equipment to travelers worldwide, was honored as the winner of the 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year “Stevie”, part of the nationwide 2010 American Business Awards. The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Monday evening, June 21. Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network hosted the event which was broadcast live nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network. 

June 9, 2010
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP, INC. CHOSEN AS FINALIST FOR 2010 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

FT LAUDERDALE, FL—Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO Special Needs Group, Inc., announced today that Special Needs Group, a global supplier of special needs equipment for travelers, has been named a finalist for the 8th Annual American Business Awards 2010 “The Stevie Awards” in the category for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

May 10, 2010
CHOOSING A SPECIAL NEEDS TOUR OR EXCURSION

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Are you a traveler with a special need looking to add an excursion or tour to your cruise vacation plans? Perhaps you are simply a slow walker. Whatever your level of need, a tour or excursion specifically designed to accommodate travelers with special needs will be easier and more enjoyable. Today, there are more travel agents than ever offering trips and excursions for persons with special needs. These professionals understand your physical limitations, know how to book accessible transportation and can ensure destinations are accessible. How do you find the right travel agent?

Official News Releases

October 17, 2017
Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
February 13, 2017
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
November 13, 2015
SNG announces Certification Milestone
SNG announces Certification Milestone

2,500 Travel Professionals successfully complete Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® program!

July 17, 2014
Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion
Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion

Gloria Hallick, ACC of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alberta, Canada is the lucky winner of the SNG Certification promotion that resulted in SNG celebrating over 2,000 Certified Accessible Travel Advocates.

July 1, 2014
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel

Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

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March 27, 2017
Sun Sentinel Community Snapshots

 

March 27, 2017
SNG Featured in nextavenue.com

Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

March 27, 2017
Forbes - Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

Following these eight tips can ensure that you have a memorable trip

 

March 20, 2017
Dania firm broadens horizons for Travelers with Disabilities

 

March 13, 2017
Special Needs Group Featured in Sun Sentinel
Dania supplier of special needs equipment thrives as travelers with disabilities broaden horizons