The mission of Beyond DA Bus is to promote opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in activities they may think are out of their reach because of their disability and to break existing negative stereotypes of disabled people.
Beyond DA Bus was founded in 2015. Chris was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a form of Muscular Dystrophy, in 1986 at the age of 12. As the disease progressed, Chris transitioned from walking, to cane assistance, to a manual wheelchair. Along the way, Chris decided not to let his physical limitations shape the way he lived his life. Despite being in a wheelchair with limited mobility, Chris has pursued water skiing, snow skiing, and scuba diving. Chris's adventurous spirit carries over to his passion for cars. He's taken his handicapped modified 2010 Challenger SRT on the Hot Rod Power Tour & logged time at the track.
DA Short Bus, with its fully wheelchair accessible interior and classic hot rod exterior, will advance our mission by changing the stereotype of how disabled people view their transportation opportunities.
Chris is now working to bring DA Short Bus build to reality as the showcase piece for Beyond DA Bus.
D.A. Short Bus Build
D.A. Short Bus will be the calling card and transportation for Beyond D.A. Bus
DA Short Bus, with its fully wheelchair accessible interior and classic hot rod exterior, will advance our mission by changing the stereotype of how disabled people view their transportation opportunities. Our goal is to show D.A. Short Bus not only at SEMA, Hot Rod Power Tour and other car shows, but also at VA hospitals, rehabilitation centers, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) events, accessibility fairs, etc.
Our main goal is to get people with any disability engaged in activities they may have never imagined themselves doing.
We will use D.A. Short Bus as a marketing tool to connect individuals with disabilities to other organizations that promote activities with people with disabilities.