About Adaptive Vans - Our History
We Know Wheelchair Accessible Vans,
With Over 40 Years In The Industry
In 1979 Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. was founded and began installing lifts and custom components in vans for wheelchair accessibility. In 1999, under current management, we designed and manufactured our first lowered floor minivan conversion. As a charter member of NMEDA, still in good standing, we have built and crash tested our minimally invasive conversions on the Dodge, Chrysler, VW, Kia, Honda, and Toyota minivan platforms while not compromising the structural integrity of the wheelchair accessible van and exceeding safety standards. From 1999 to 2017 all our conversion vans were sold exclusively by AMS Vans, an internet marketer, under the branding “AMS.” In late 2017 AMS Vans sold its business, ending our long partnership. We now independently sell our wheelchair accessible vans to mobility dealers all over the United States, and recently to the public with the new branding “Adaptive Vans.” Using the knowledge and skills we gained from converting over 7,000 vans we believe we can offer the strongest, simplest, and safest wheelchair accessible vans at a price no other manufacturer can compete with.
What Makes Our Wheelchair Accessible Vans Special?
Beyond our extensive safety crash testing, our wheelchair accessible vans are designed with our customer and their family in mind. Often, the driver of a wheelchair accessible van is not in a wheelchair, but rather a caregiver, parent or spouse. We design and convert our vans to appear as close to the original model of the vehicle as possible. As our name suggests, our wheelchair accessible vans are designed to be adaptable – adapted versions of the original vehicle so our customers don’t feel like they’re losing their trusted car and gaining a clunky wheelchair accessible van. We understand the sensitivity surrounding the appearance of other traditional handicap van body styles, and the desire to have a wheelchair accessible van that looks like a non-altered car. Everything we do is guided by our desire to improve our customers’ quality of life beyond their imaginations.
The make, model, year, and mileage of your vehicle will determine whether or not the vehicle is fit to be converted into a handicap accessible vehicle.
With a wheelchair van, it’s essential to have a perfectly functioning ramp, so take some time and inspect it regularly.
The term “factory direct” is just what it sounds like – mobility vans sold straight from the manufacturer who produces them.
Freedom, Space, and Pricing are key when considering your next conversion van.