2017 was a good year for the Pumper Car!

It was a wonderful and busy year for the Pumper Car.

We were part of several events across the nation. Each event provided us at Pumper Car the opportunity to share about what we feel is the best ride-on mobility device for children of ALL abilities.    

We were also grateful for new relationships that were made through networking. It is important to us to find like-minded individuals, and groups who are working towards health, inclusion, and joy for ALL children. Spreading our wings and growing within the special needs community will be a continued goal for 2018. Below are just a few of the events we were honored to attend.

·        December 6-7 Washington Head Start Directors Meeting Seattle, WA

·        November 16-18, 2017 46th National Adapted Physical Education Conference. Sacramento, CA

·        November 16-17 Early Learning Conference COSA event in Portland, OR

·        October 2017 SHAPE Oregon Bend, OR

·        October 2017 Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual international conference for young children with special needs and their families.

·        September 2017 Nike Youth Games near Beaverton, OR

·        August 2017  All Ability Tri4Youth Beaverton, OR

·        August 2017 Idaho Association of School Administrators Boise, ID

·        July 2017 USAAA National Conference Portland, OR

All of these events plus several more made for a year of growth in 2017. One highlight to note for us was meeting Dr. Temple Grandin at the USAAA event in Portland, OR. (Check out our blog post from this event to learn more about her, and why this meeting was prodigious.) She rode the Pumper Car then stated "The Pumper Car is a fun way to get a burst of hard exercise, I know from trying it." _Dr. Temple Grandin

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Now with 2018 beginning we are focused on getting the word out about the Pumper Car, and sharing about all the benefits for children with special needs it provides.

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You can order your Pumper Car at our order now page today. The Jr model for ages 3-6 years is $349, and the Original Pumper Car for ages 5-12 years is $399. Both of these sizes are available for bulk ordering as well.

FREE shipping is available for the lower 48 states.

We are looking ahead at a bright 2018 with several event opportunities to hopefully meet some of you! If you have thought of having us at your event you can contact us today at info@powerpumper.com 

Head Start Fun!

A Head Start director's meeting near Seattle WA made for a fun Pumper Car event!

It has been a joy working with the Head Start community since last year. Head Start is a wonderful organization doing big things! Check them out here

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Happy Pumper Car riders during a break at the conference are pictured above.

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Pumper Car is proud to be an inclusive mobility device. This is why we are the "ride that empowers children of ALL abilities". If you're looking to add adapted equipment to your program let us know! We would love to work with you to create a personalized package for your school, center, clinic, or personal use

If you're ready to order now, just click our order now page! Shipping is FREE for the lower 48 states. Contact us by phone if you're located in Alaska or Hawaii.

Health * Inclusion * Joy 

NAPEC 2017

California hosted the National Adapted Physical Education Conference this past November

We enjoyed being around many like minded educators and sharing our vision with the Pumper Car!  

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Pumper Car is in over 400 hospitals, clinics, schools, and centers. If you are looking for an adapted, inclusive, mobility device for your program contact us today.

SPECIAL. We are covering shipping for end of the year orders in the lower 48 states. If you are part of Alaska or Canada please contact us directly at info@powerpumper.com  

Health * Inclusion * Joy

"The ride that empowers children of all abilities."

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"

Health * Inclusion * Joy

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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Health ~ Inclusion ~ Joy

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!