Effective 3/25/2020, Guilford County, NC, home of the AMBUCS Resource Center (ARC), has issued a “Stay-at-Home” order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, our staff will not be working at the ARC facility until further notice. Our dedicated team has access to email and voicemail and have the ability to perform select job duties while working remotely from home. We ask for your patience during this time of uncertainty and will do our best to meet your ongoing needs. Our thoughts and prayers for health and safety go out to all of you in our AMBUCS family. In spite of these challenging times, we will soon have additional communication regarding how we can all work together to keep our “Mission in Motion.”
Shoulders Together… Just not too close together!
In light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, all originally scheduled AMBUCS Region Conferences have been canceled. The decision was made based on the rapidly increasing number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus and the associated transmittal within and across communities.
We recognize and thank you for all the hard work that so many of you have put into preparing for your conferences. However, with the evolving circumstances of COVID-19, it would be an unacceptable risk to bring people together for conferences.
We continue to hold the safety, health, and well-being of our members, volunteers and the people we serve as our top priority.
We are currently accepting scholarship applications for graduate-level students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and hearing audiology. Last year, AMBUCS awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship grants. Will you be a recipient this year? Click here for the application and to discover additional information about our scholarship program.
Wait, I’m confused, are you AMBUCS or Amtryke? And those are very strange names, BTW. Yeah, we hear that a lot. When you’ve been around since 1922, you’re bound to pick up lots of ‘character’ along the way.
AMBUCS began life as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities. As our model changed to a more standard 501c3 charitable organization, that name no longer described us. So, in 1961, we shortened it to AMBUCS (pronounced AM-BUCKS). It’s weird but so are we, so it fits.
In the mid-1990s we started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project. Just to keep everyone confused we called both the trykes and the company that makes them, Amtryke. Amtryke, LLC is fully owned by National AMBUCS, Inc.
AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 150 chapters in over 30 states. Our members work on a grassroots level to fulfill our mission, Inspiring Mobility & Independence. The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program is one of the main ways we do that. Our members fundraise for and give away about 3,500 Amtrykes each year.
While visiting, we can present an In-Service training session for your professional staff and, if you would like, a Bike Evaluation Day where we help you fit your clients to the best riding solution for them. We would love to show you how to bring an effective bike program to your fair city! There is no cost for a Road Show visit but our calendar fills up fast. Learn More >
We Change Lives...
Parents, recipients and therapists have noted that the Amtryke not only provides improved strength, tone and coordination but also confidence and positive peer interaction. Learn More >