Shape 2017

Bend OR hosted the Shape 2017 event this month,

Shape America is "The Society of Health and Physical Educators". Check out all of the great things they are doing here 

Pumper Car is the "Ride that empowers children of ALL abilities" For this reason our goal is to strive to be a huge part of the physical education service including adapted PE. 

Below is Lara Brickhouse (2017 APE TOY) enjoying a ride on the Pumper Car during the event. 

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"You can actually reap much greater benefits by exercising in short, high-intensity bursts known as intervals than you can exercising for longer periods at a slower steady pace."_Peak Fitness

Pumper Car provides short bursts of hard exercise. Pumping around for a few minutes even can help improve the child's concentration, blood flow, muscle strength, and help with academic focus. 

Pumper Car is available in over 400 hospitals, clinics, and schools already. Our goal is to expand and be a benefit to ALL children. Click on our studies page and about pages to learn more today, or contact us for more information on how we can help you get a Pumper Car for your program or personal use.  You can also order now here

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Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin demos a Pumper Car!

At a recent USAAA event in Portland OR, we were thrilled to meet Dr. Temple Grandin as she visited our booth. Her abundant knowledge, and prodigious presence was a joy to experience. "Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson."_TempleGrandin.com 

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"A new study has found that short bursts of intensive exercise boosts children's brain power and has benefits for children with learning difficulties or conditions such as autism."_www.medicalxpress.com

"The Pumper Car is a fun way to get a burst of hard exercise, I know from trying it." _Dr. Temple Grandin

Three reasons why the Pumper Car is relevant today:

1) The Pumper Car is an inclusive device.

2) The Pumper Car is "The ride that empowers children of ALL abilities"

3) The Pumper Car provides the important "short bursts of intensive exercise" these "short bursts" are necessary for a busy schedule.  

Check out Dr. Temple Grandin riding a Pumper Car below!

Autism Facts.

- "1 in 68 U.S. children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

- ASD in 4.5 times more common in boys (1 in 42) and in girls (1 in 189). 

- About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability 2006-2008."_www.templegrandin.com 

We would greatly appreciate working with you, or your organization to attain Pumper Cars for your program or personal use. Please contact us today if you have further questions, or click our "order now" page to purchase your Pumper Car today!

Need financial assistance for attaining your Pumper Car? Go to www.wheeltowalk.com to see if you're eligible for their program. 

Autism and Obesity

Medical records find evidence linking autism to obesity

At least one in every three children and adolescents with autism is overweight or obese, finds a survey of nearly 3,000 individuals with the disorder.

The report, published in the July-August issue of Academic Pediatrics, points to a need for diet and exercise programs that are tailored for people with autism.

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Preventing obesity and overweight has critical implications for the health and quality of life of people with autism, says lead investigator Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and research fellow with Harvard Pediatric Health Services. “I worry that if a kid has autism and goes to the doctor, [weight issues] might not be addressed because other issues are addressed,” she says.

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To learn more about the Pumper Car regarding Autism, check out the studies done on our about page.

"The ride that empowers children of ALL abilities"

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To purchase your own Pumper Car with FREE shipping today, simply click our order now page.

Exercise, joy, and a jump!

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills.

Children with autism often receive lots of specialized care: Some complete as many as 40 hours per week of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), the most common behavioral treatment for autism. Others may also see a speech or occupational therapist.

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But for many children, chances are that exercise is not part of the prescribed routine, says Meghann Lloyd, associate professor of health sciences at the University of Ontario in Canada. Yet a growing body of data suggests that exercise offers many of the benefits that traditional autism therapies do — plus a few they don’t.

Even though most children with autism have poor motor skills, “physical activities are often the last thing that people focus on,” says Lloyd. Instead, she says, parents’ emphasis is on their child learning how to talk, make eye contact, sit still in class and behave in social situations. But she says she tells parents, “On top of everything else, let’s get these kids active so they can gain all the other skills that they need.”

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Dozens of small studies suggest that, aside from boosting motor skills, movement-based therapies may improve social communication, attention, behavioral issues and performance on academic tasks1,2.

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FACT Oregon

2017 All Ability Tri4Youth

This event was wonderful and showcased some of the amazing work FACT Oregon does.

A little about this organization from their website below.

"Mission

Empower Oregon families experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping families.

Vision

Families have high expectations and a vision for the future where all communities are accessible, welcoming, and embrace that disability is natural."_FactOregon

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Pumper Car riders enjoyed the various courses we had set up to test out their Pumping ability! We are thankful to have been part of such a well organized event, and look forward to supporting FACT Oregon more in the future.

Check out the Order now link to get your Pumper Car coming today! 

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"The ride that empowers children of ALL abilities" 

Go Baby Go

A great event for an even greater purpose.

"Go Baby Go is a community based outreach program that works with families, clinics, and industry to provide pediatric equipment to children with disabilities."

"The primary mission of GBG is to provide modified ride-on cars to these children to use as a powered mobility device for fun, function and exploration." _Institute of Development and Disability

We are proud to be the "ride that empowers children of ALL abilities." Being an inclusive device we are able to see children gaining confidence, strength, and most of all mobility using the Pumper Car! Check out the order now page to get your Pumper Car on it's way today! 

NICU Portland OR event

Doernbecher hosts reunion for NICU families, and staff.

Portland, OR. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital hosted a special party Saturday to reunite staff and families with babies who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit. 

Seeing all the families together and hearing their stories made this a very special day.

We had a wonderful time following along the path behind this cutie! Pumper Car is "the ride that empowers children of ALL abilities". Being in an inclusive community is the best part of our job!

For more information check out the about page and testimonials page on our website. 

Wheel to Walk

Wheel to Walk 3rd annual Spin Your Wheels All Wheel Rolling event! 

This fun crowd gathered to loop a one mile course at Oaks Park amusement park in Sellwood OR.

This event is to showcase all the equipment for children purchased by Wheel to Walk that insurance won't cover.

It is always a joy for us to partner with the Wheel to Walk Foundation. It is a wonderful thing to see a child get the mobility device they so desperately need! 

We are proud to be "The ride that empowers children of ALL abilities"

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Summer time!

The sun is shining and children are almost out of school. If you are looking for something active and fun to get your children outdoors this summer the Pumper Car is the perfect fit! 

The Pumper Car® is an innovative, award-winning, therapeutic mobility device for children ages 5 to 12. The Pumper Car® Jr. uses the same patented technology and is sized for children 3 years to 6 years. The unique pumping action provides movement for both upper and lower extremities, and helps build trunk muscles. Both devices are used in therapy and physical education activities for building endurance and muscle development.

For more information go to our features and benefits page. Check out "order now" to get your Pumper Car headed your way today!