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March 10, 2022

Springtime in Accessible D.C. – SNG Services the Nation’s Capital

Springtime is the perfect time to visit Washington, D.C.  The Nation’s capital is a wonderful vacation destination rich in American history and unique during the Spring season for its renown National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Cherry Blossom Festival runs typically between March 15th and April 18th with peak dates being predicted between March 22 through March 25th this year.  The most popular places to view the cherry blossom trees are near the Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  These monuments surround the Tidal Basin Loop Trail which is a perfect location for photos each Spring of the cherry blossoms.

Along with the sites above, D.C. is filled with a plethora of historical and cultural museums, monuments, and locations.  The Smithsonian National Museum of National History, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall are all must-sees on a visit to the Nation’s capital.  A truly memorable and fascinating self-guided tour is that of the FBI Headquarters.  The FBI Experience features interactive multimedia exhibits, content, and artifacts.  The visit is truly worthwhile look into the FBI’s internal operations, history, laboratory resources, investigative divisions along with its role in national security and law enforcement.

Presently, due to the pandemic, the FBI building is presently closed to the public.  However, most of the museums, monuments, and sites have reopened with a limited schedule.

The Nation’s Capital prides itself in being an accessible city.  While all of D.C.’s attractions and historical institutions are welcome to guests with accessible needs, it’s suggested to reach out prior to visiting the respective site regarding its specific accessibility features.

Special Needs Group is pleased to service you by providing hotel pick-up and delivery at the start and close of your vacation for mobility scooters / equipment, oxygen needs, and special needs equipment while visiting Washington, D.C.  For more information, please call 1-800-513-4515.

May 17, 2021

Special Needs Group is pleased to be servicing St. Martin/Sint Maarten for Hotel/Resort stays.  In addition, we are assisting those sailing on the Celebrity Millennium.  Mobility equipment  – Standard and Heavy-Duty Manual Wheelchairs and Scooters – as well as Stationary Standard Oxygen Concentrators will be available for rental(s).  Please see Mobility Scooters here and Wheelchairs here.

Please call 800.513.4515 or email: info@specialneedsgroup.com for more information and to book for your upcoming land-based vacation, pre-/post-cruise on or sailing out of St. Martin/Sint Maarten.  The small, idyllic island located between the Netherlands on the south-side (known for duty-free shopping) and France on the north-side (famous for its amazing cuisine).

In addition, we will be providing similar services to those sailing out of Nassau, Bahamas.

Further, Folding Scooters are available for those sailing out of Seattle on American Cruise Line and mobility equipment (Scooters and Wheelchairs) are available for River Cruises out of Portland, Oregon.

 

St. Martin

January 5, 2021

SNG is pleased to have recently released our demonstrational COVID-19 protocol video.

We have always used Hospital Grade Disinfectant.  We ensure that both our guests and staff have been safe from any form of possible containment or pathogen.

March 16, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the increasing restrictions on travel, Special Needs Group’s corporate offices will be cutting our operating hours effective March 17, 2020 to the following:

Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Please be assured that we will still maintain our 24-hour emergency on-call service.  Regardless as to call center operating hours, and deliveries for customers will be completed as per normal business in areas where a quarantine is not in effect.

We will keep you informed as any additional updates become available.  Also, please look for updates on our Social Media pages.

We are ready to assist for any current requests and look forward to Delivering an Accessible World® for you.

Thank you for your business and support!

Andrew Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

March 12, 2020

At Special Needs Group we are sensitive to the ramifications caused by the global situation and uncertainty surrounding the possible spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to Delivering an Accessible World® and understand your concerns as the world comes to grips with this phenomenon.

Accordingly, we have temporarily adjusted our cancellation policy. If you choose not to travel on your prearranged booking, we are honoring the standard cruise line policy of holding a credit for future use.

In addition, I want to reassure you that Special Needs Group has always used Hospital Grade Disinfectant to ensure that both our customers and staff have been safe from any for of possible containment or pathogen. This procedure happens each and every time equipment comes back from a rental and will continue what we do regardless of any condition.

This situation is fluid so rest assured that we will communicate any future policy changes should they become necessary.

We are here to support you. Feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.

Andrew Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

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