The Accessibility Advocate - September 2017
September 8, 2017
From the President's Corner!
I hope everyone is well.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Texas regarding Hurricane Harvey.
Enclosed within the Newsletter, please read the feature on our Galveston Port Agent who shared his own story as well as pictures.
We also wish for the saftey of those in projected path of Hurricane Irma. Please pray for South Florida.
Thank you again for being a continued partner as we continue to evolve in Delivering an Accessible World™.
Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
Special Needs Group Galveston Port Agent
Assists Community After Hurricane Harvey
Craig Yager, SNG’s Galveston Port Agent, recently provided aid and is continuing to do so in assisting his local area following the aftermath created by Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, August 25th and continued with an incredible amount of rain well into Sunday. Living on the west side of Houston, Special Needs Group has two different storage locations one in Pasadena and the other in Dickinson. Although the surrounding area of our Pasadena warehouse was submerged under water, the office as well as equipment was safe. However, our equipment in Dickinson was at a total loss due to Harvey’s destruction.
Special Needs Group’s most popular rented Portable Oxygen Concentrator is the O2 Concepts OxLife Independence.
The OxLife provides the individual with the longest battery life in its class and the smallest batteries of any dual-battery P.O.C. The unit is FAA approved and has the ability to be charged within a vehicle. The dual-battery operated P.O.C. allows the traveler to visit any location whether by motorized transportation, train or cruise vessel.
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP IS ASSISTING
THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
Our hearts go out to thousands of people affected by the catastrophic disaster in Texas, including one of our very own port agents in Galveston. Special Needs Group will be collecting items to be delivered to our port agent who will distribute to victims in the area. Suggested donations include non-perishable food items, diapers, toiletries, baby wipes and clothing items such as new underwear and socks. Drop off your donations to Special Needs Group at 302 NW 1st St, Dania Beach, FL 33004 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Travel Quote of the Month
“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
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September 2017 Newsletter
Official News Releases
- February 13, 2017
- Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
- November 13, 2015
- 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
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 at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.
- May 16, 2014
- Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination
- 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