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SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP DONATES NEW WHEELCHAIR IN BRAZIL

  • February 15, 2011

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…

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A SALUTE TO INVENTORS AND ACCESSIBILITY INVENTIONS

  • August 10, 2010

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.  Braille  Louis Braille did not really invent the Braille Alphabet. Rather it was a French soldier tasked with inventing a secret code for…

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

  • July 2, 2010

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.  In winning…

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

  • June 9, 2010

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.  As strong advocates for the disabled, Special Needs Group (www.specialneedsgroup.com) helps thousands of individuals each year enjoy barrier-free travel. According to Garnett, the company’s corporate mission is best…

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CHOOSING A SPECIAL NEEDS TOUR OR EXCURSION

  • May 10, 2010

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…

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GROUP TRAVEL FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  • April 13, 2010

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 13, 2010) - Group travel options for persons with special needs are becoming more popular and more varied. Whether you use a wheelchair, need oxygen, have a hearing impairment or rely on a service animal, there is a group trip for you. Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO of Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea offers a few tips for finding and enjoying the right trip.  Use an agency with solid experience organizing group trips for persons with…

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“SPRING BREAK” PRICE SAVINGS PLUS FEES WAIVED FOR ALL ONE-WAY RENTALS

  • March 8, 2010

Cruise the world and save up to 15 percent on wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen and more.  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 2, 2010) —Need a wheelchair, scooter, oxygen concentrator, visual aides or other special needs equipment for an upcoming cruise vacation? Book any piece of special needs equipment from Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea during the month of March and pocket savings of up to fifteen percent.  Additionally, Special Needs Group is waiving all fees for one-way rentals booked in…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA WINS SEATRADE INSIDER “ONBOARD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR” AWARD AT SEATRADE EUROPE 2009 CRUISE CONFERENCE

  • September 16, 2009

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Special Needs at Sea, a global provider of special needs equipment for travelers and the travel industry, was honored as winner of the "Onboard Supplier of the Year" Award at the third annual Seatrade Insider Awards held in Hamburg, Germany on September 15; part of Seatrade Europe 2009.  "The high caliber of the Seatrade organization and strength of all the nominees make this award even more significant for us," says Andrew Garnett, founder and president of…

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FUN AT THE BEACH NO PROBLEM FOR 10-YEAR OLD BOY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

  • August 28, 2009

New Wheelchair Makes the Beach, Pool and Cruises Accessible for People with Mobility Needs FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (AUGUST 11, 2009) - Twins Michael and Nicholas Hadler love going to the beach. Like many 10-year old boys, they enjoy playing in the water and building in the sand. However, as Michael was born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair from a very early age, trips to the beach were somewhat daunting for the family. “Going to the beach was…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA KIOSKS PROVIDE RENTAL, PICK-UP AND DROP OFF OF WHEELCHAIRS AND OTHER AIDES AT SEATTLE’S NEW PIER 91 CRUISESHIP TERMINAL

  • July 22, 2009

Pier side pick up of equipment designed to facilitate easier on and off for special needs cruisers and also provide service for cruisers who need equipment at the “last minute”  FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (JUNE 25, 2009)- If you arrive to board your cruise ship at Seattle’s new Pier 91 and realize you may need a wheelchair or mobility aide, or if you’ve reserved special needs equipment in advance and prefer to receive it pier side rather than onboard, no problem.…

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FIRM HELPS TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES FULFILL VACATION DREAMS

  • April 3, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – For the 40 million Americas with limited mobility, oxygen requirements or other form of disability--and who want to travel, Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com) can help make any trip easier and more hassle-free. Now entering its third year, Special Needs at Sea delivers a full range of special needs equipment and services to hotels, resorts and cruise ships around the world, so that it’s waiting and ready to go when you are. Special Needs at Sea…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA BECOMES FIRST ACCESSIBILITY PREFERRED SUPPLIER FOR CLIA, WORLD’S LARGEST CRUISE LINE ASSOCIATION

  • April 1, 2009

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, USA – Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com), a Special Needs Group Inc. company, is now a preferred partner benefits supplier for the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise line association, becoming the first accessibility partner registered with this international organization. The announcement was made February 18, by Andrew Garnett, founder and CEO of Special Needs at Sea. “We are proud to be affiliated with CLIA, an organization that works to ensure a safe, secure…

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SPECIAL NEEDS AT SEA A SUPPORTING SPONSOR OF CRUISE3SIXTY

  • April 1, 2009

APRIL 2-6 IN FORT LAUDERDALE  Exhibiting at Booth #1207 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (March 25, 2009) – Special Needs at Sea, (www.specialneedsatsea.com), a one-stop source for mobility aides, oxygen and other equipment for travelers with disabilities, is a supporting sponsor of Cruise3Sixty, a premiere educational and networking event for the travel industry, scheduled for April 2 through April 6 at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Cruise3Sixty is hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). “Now more than ever the cruise…

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