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An SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate

by Lux Joseph 15. November 2013

Traveling with a disability is not the easiest. Depending on where you are traveling to, there may or may not be accessible hotel rooms, vehicles, or access points to meet your needs. It is important to research this information in advance prior to travel so that you can plan ahead and ensure you have the necessary resources to make your travel plans most comfortable. At Commercial Medical Escorts, our travel department has a local travel professional that is an SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate. This is a huge resource to CME so that we can ensure the accommodations and arrangements made for passengers returning home best fit the needs of the patient.

Our travel department received certification from Special Needs Group, Inc. (, a global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry, to specialize in special needs/accessible travel. To earn the distinction, they participated in Special Needs Group’s in-depth online 3 module certification program.

Through the program, agents gain an understanding of the special needs/accessible travel market. They learn about the best equipment to rent for special needs travel, ways to market special needs/accessible travel, and more.

Nationwide, one in seven persons has some form of disability, and one in five families is touched. By specializing in special needs/accessible travel, last name has the ability to help this large percentage of the population travel in an enjoyable, safe and efficient manner.

At Commercial Medical Escorts understanding our population is very important. By understanding the needs of each of our patients we are better able to make decisions and transport arrangements that meet their needs. As new flight configurations develop, our travel department is keeping us updated so that we only deliver the best routing available for our patients.

“Through Special Needs’ courses, I not only learned how to assist individuals with special needs to enjoy travel, but I found some very valuable new ways to serve the needs of all of my clients,” said McNamara. “The population, as well as the travel industry itself, has undergone major changes in the past few years. By completing this program, I have the ability to stay on the cutting edge of these changes, and create opportunities for my clients.”

About Special Needs Group, Inc.

Special Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world's major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.

Special Needs Group is the industry's only total special needs travel solution. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit or call 1-800-513-4515.

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