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For many people with a disability transportation can be a huge issue. It can cause much time, money, and hassle to be able to get rides, ask for rides, and find something that is suitable for your needs. To find something that accommodates all your needs whether that is financial or elsewise it will cost you whether it is your time, money, or your physical needs.
I personally never thought about transportation until 2010. I got my license when I turned 16 years old and was able to drive with no adaptations. However, in 2010 I was in a car accident that left with me dystonia (a neurological movement disorder). This means I have involuntary muscle spasms and movements that cause daily pain and making driving an issue. My reaction time is slower and my neck is turned to the right, so I am unable to see fully. For three years, I wasn't able to drive at all. This really impacted my ability to get to work and work in general. My mom ended up retiring to help me out. I got rides from family and friends and ended up paying friends to help me out. A few years later, I got adaptations for my car and able to drive a ten-fifteen mile radius from my house which has given my freedom back.
Sooner or later, I found out a few resources that have been helpful to me. It is a give and take however because I generally find one costs an arm and a leg and other takes time and a toll on the body. Here are a few resources that I have found helpful when I am unable to drive.
Having a disability where transportation is difficult, but there are ways around. I find it a challenge, but encourage you to check out the resources above. Do you have other resources you like to use for transportation? Comment below.