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Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall — Special Needs


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Sept.28, 2017 — Andrew J. Garnett, SNG founder, president & CEO of Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, is pleased to announce that the company was recently named the silver winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, in the Overall — Special Needs category. The title of SNG’s entry was “Travel — The Ultimate Freedom.”

Honoring a broad range of industry segments, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

The judging panel is comprised of top travel industry professionals. Winners will be featured in an October 2017 issue of Travel Weekly in a special section devoted to the most exciting and innovative work being done in the travel industry today.

SNG is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals, and also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. It services 165 metropolitan areas in 35 countries around the globe. The only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier in the world trusted by all major cruise lines, the company also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.

In addition to providing special needs equipment, SNG continuously raises awareness of special needs travel through newsletters, webinars, blogs, social media tools, panel discussions, and presentations. Through SNG’s accredited certification course, travel professionals can earn the valuable distinction of the Certified Accessible Travel Advocate® (CATA) mark. Consumers interested in specialized travel should always look for a travel professional who has earned the CATA® mark.

“We are honored to be named the winner of this prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan award,” said Garnett. “The accessible market is the fastest-growing travel segment in the U.S, and we are pleased to empower individuals who have special needs and make their travel dreams come true.”

About Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® 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 only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 165 ports and cities located in 35 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.

Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®, the Leading Global Provider of Special Needs Equipment, to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Feb. 14


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Feb. 14, 2017 — Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of special needs equipment rentals, will celebrate its 10th anniversary of delivering an accessible world on Feb. 14, 2017. Since 2007, SNG has been achieving unprecedented milestones in providing those with special needs and/or disabilities the ability to travel, whether it be across the globe or within their own area.

SNG staff will commemorate the milestone during a Feb. 21 meeting with its travel partners, the NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents). The event will be catered by the ARC Broward Culinary School, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities and other life changes to realize their full potential.

Since it was launched, SNG has completed over 150,000 orders, making travel dreams come true for individuals with special needs and/or disabilities. This includes “slow walkers,” and the baby boomer/silver segment of the population. The accessible travel segment is the fastest-growing market segment in travel.

“SNG was founded with a strategic vision to deliver an accessible world and make it possible for anyone to travel, even if they have a disability or special need,” stated Andrew J Garnett, SNG founder, president & CEO. “Today, we are breaking travel barriers for hundreds of thousands of individuals with special needs who wish to see the world.”

SNG services 165 metropolitan areas in 35 countries across the globe. It is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals, and also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. The only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier in the world trusted by all major cruise lines, the company also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.

In addition to providing special needs equipment, SNG continuously raises awareness of special needs travel through newsletters, webinars, blogs, social media tools, panel discussions, and presentations. Also, the company supports ARC Broward, Camillus House, and local elementary schools.

Over 3,200 travel professionals have become Certified Accessible Travel Advocates™ through SNG’s groundbreaking Certified Accessible Travel Advocate program, launched in 2011, which allows travel professionals to become conversant with the accessible travel market segment through online study and testing.

Plus, over 14,000 travel agents are registered with SNG, allowing them to provide clients with the confidence of booking with one of the top providers of special needs equipment.

About Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® 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 only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 165 ports and cities located in 35 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.

Special Needs Group Donates Electric Wheelchair to ARC Broward Client


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. April 14, 2015 Continuing its dedication to serving the local community, Special Needs Group® (SNG) www.specialneedsgroup.com, the leading global provider of mobility and special needs equipment, has donated a Pride Mobility Jazzy Select® 6 power chair to Kerlene Petit-Homme, a client of ARC Broward. ARC Broward is a nationally accredited not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, as well as those with various other life challenges.

Petit-Homme is a 33-year-old resident of Sunrise and has been using a wheelchair since 2009. With a spirit of independence and determination, she made the decision to improve her life by raising money for her own power chair by selling her artwork for $5. Her ultimate goal was to improve her self-esteem and epitomize the ARC Broward mantra of “Enriching my Life.”

On Tuesday, April 14, SNG President and CEO Andrew J. Garnett surprised Petit-Homme with her own power chair at ARC Broward’s Sunrise location.

“We are very honored to have the opportunity to help Kerlene achieve her dreams of a more active lifestyle,” said Garnett. “As soon as we heard her story, we knew we could help create a fairytale ending for her. It is our mission to deliver an accessible world to everyone, regardless of their limitations.”

With SNG’s generous donation of the Pride Mobility Jazzy Select 6 power chair (retail price of $5,725), Petit-Homme will be able to continue her job as a computer data entry clerk and enjoy her role as the president of the Client Advocacy Team at ARC Broward. In addition to creating art, she enjoys spending time with the children at ARC Broward’s preschool.

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 only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines. Special Needs Group is the travel industry’s only total special needs travel solution. Special Needs Group provides service in 135 cities located in 30 countries. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information, visit www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.