In addition to our AmTryke® Therapeutic Tricycles, Wheelchair Ramps, and Scholarship efforts, Oklahomoa City AMBUCS is proud to support many organizations around the Oklahoma City metro, including:
Capitol Area Special Olympics - Oklahoma County, OK The Children's Center - Bethany, OK
Coffee Creek Riding Center - Edmond, OK JD McCarty Center - Norman, OK
Rebuilding Together OKC - Oklahoma City, OK Special Care - Oklahoma City, OK
Pros 4 Vets Folds of Honor Foundation
AmTryke® Therapeutic Tricycles
The fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should be able to enjoy. Now, thanks to the AmTryke® therapeutic tricycle, even individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike can finally realize this wonderful experience.
Established in 1994, AmTryke®, LLC is a company owned and operated by National AMBUCS™, Inc. AMBUCS is a national nonprofit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
For more information, please contact us.
To date, over 15,300 Amtryke vehicles have been distributed around the world. The majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization and donated free of charge to financially-needy children.These unique tricycles, which can be hand and/or foot operated, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes, and varying degrees of physical limitations.
Both physical and occupational therapists acknowledge the AmTryke tricycle's many therapeutic benefits, citing improved motor skills, strength development and self-esteem.
If an individual is recommended for an AmTryke by a therapist, but their family is financially unable to purchase the tryke, that person will be placed on the AmTryke Wish List. In order to be placed on the Wish List, the AMBUCS Resource Center must receive a completed request form, an assessment form signed by a therapist or doctor, and a waiver signed by the patient or their parents/guardians. AMBUCS chapters in the nearest geographical location are then contacted to see if they would be able to sponsor that person's tryke.
For over 50 years, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree.
Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Approximately $150,000 is awarded annually. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.
Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.
National AMBUCS™, Inc. will accept applications from Mid-January until April 15 annually.*Note: students will not be notified of their semi-finalist status by mail, they must check the on-line listing. Final scholarships winners will be announced in late June. Chapters will be mailed the award certificates after awards are announced.
For more information on our scholarship opportunities, click this link.
In addition to supporting the National AMBUCS®, Inc. AmTryke® therapeutic tricycle and Scholars programs, each AMBUCS chapter must positively impact the community in a unique way. To achieve this task, Oklahoma City AMBUCS builds wheelchair ramps free of charge to the ramp recipient.
Our wheelchair ramp designs are ADA compliant, meaning they are built according to the latest specifications of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Each ramp project presents a unique set of circumstances from how the beneficiary became disabled to design requirements of the location.
We take great pride in creating mobility and indepence for people with disabilities by providing these wheelchair ramps and are equally proud to have been featured by NewsChannel 4 KFOR-TV for our work.
For more information on how to receive a wheelchair ramp, please contact us.