Giving The Disabled Freedom to Move

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes People are meant to be free.While wars have been fought in the name of freedom, the handicapped and disabled often feel trapped and unable to experience the freedom they so rightly deserve.One of those freedoms is the ability to go anywhere, anytime. Not just from room to room, but from place to place.In other words, to be able to drive.“It’s a freedom that people with disabilities should have. It gives us a lot of independence,” says Katie Estrella, a young spinal cord injury-afflicted driver.The idea of driving may seem far-fetched to some. Many disabled people feel they are forever relegated to being helpless passengers, but nothing could be further from the truth.Mobility Works, a company that specializes in adaptive vehicles for the disabled, aims to set the disabled free with its line of vehicles and equipment to help the handicapped move around as they wish.“What we do is personalized client care. Mobility Works, in a nutshell, provides independence to thousands of individuals,” says Steve Casaus, General Manager at Mobility Works Pasadena.Greater independence. More freedom. Mobility.Mobility Works offers more than just the selling of vehicles. Casaus tells us that “Mobility offers financing, extended warranties, van rentals, 24-hour emergency help line and mechanical services.”Those with existing automobiles can also come in and have their vehicles modified to spec.“We highly specialize in installing hand controls, high-tech driving equipment for the physically challenged. If they have hooks [for hands], we have a spinner knob [that] has controls on it. They can just push a button for the AC, change the music, or push the button for the turning signals.”Mobility Works can also install conversions to a wide variety of car brands.“We do Dodge, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, those are the vans that we work with,” Casaus explains.As Casaus puts it: “We find solutions to get people back in, to the real world, not looking up from a bedroom ceiling.”Mobility Works is located at 325 N. Altadena Drive, To learn more the company and what they can offer, visit or call (626) 584-8181. COVER: Right Giving The Disabled Freedom to Move Mobility Works provides the disabled options to be independently free to move around with its adaptive vehicles. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, April 12, 2013 | 11:57 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more