Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another Fun Chat!



Thanks to the eight chatters who kept me laughing last night! We had two new chatters from Delaware, Gina and Cheryl.

Among other things, we discussed transportation options (from DART Paratransit to vehicle modifications), Medicare (had lots of questions but no answers), and the University of Delaware MS Assessment clinic (lots of positive feedback for that program). There was also some discussion about boning a duck and power tools, which sent me into fits of laughter. I guess you had to be there...

As promised, here is additional information about a few of the topics.

Go to the DART Paratransit website for eligibility requirements and application:

Under the ADA, there are three categories under which a person can be eligible for ADA Paratransit Services:
1. The person is unable, as the result of a physical or mental impairment, to independently, get on or get off a bus on the fixed route; or
2. The person needs the assistance of a wheelchair lift or other boarding assistance and is able to get on, ride, and get off a bus, but such fixed route bus is not available on the route when the individual wants to travel; or
3. The person has a specific impairment-related condition that prevents travel to or from a bus stop in the system.

Delaware SCAT (Senior Citizen's Affordable Taxi) Program: http://www.dartfirststate.com/information/programs/scat/index.shtml

The SCAT program provides a 50% discount on taxi fares for senior citizens AND persons with disabilities that can't operate a motor vehicle. The taxis are private-owned companies and the Delaware Transit Corporation does not guarantee wheelchair accessibility of the taxis.

University of Delaware Physical Therapy Assessment Clinic for people with MS:
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/DED/programs--services/living-with-ms/healthy-living/pt-assessment-clinic/index.aspx

http://www.udel.edu/PT/alumni/newsletter04/msclinicupdate.html

You can read about my experience with the clinic: http://shortinthecord.blogspot.com/2008/03/university-of-delawares-ms-assessment.html

NEXT CHAT: 23 October.

3 comments:

  1. Sure it was great, Joan! I missed you guys and hope to be available for the next one. Sounds like you came up with some excellent information.

    : )


    PS: I vant to bite your neckkkkkkk! Ahahahahaha!.......

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  2. It was great, Jen, I was there....where were you? I hope you haven't been sick or in a relapse. :o(

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  3. Hi Joan, now I am a week earlier, big L here. Try again Oct 23

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