This section of the website is designed to highlight a local disabled person's accomplishments and encourage others to strive to reach their own goals and dreams. This page will be changed regularly, so check back often for new people!
The first person to be featured on this page is David Cox. He has worked for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services as a mechanical engineering intern for the past two summers. He designed this website, as well as worked on several other ADRS projects in the past two years.
Name: David Cox
Hometown: Stockton, Alabama
Disability: Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer( Check it out)
Interests: Outdoors, Racing, Adaptive Equipment Design
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David is a mechanical engineering graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology. He plans to use the knowledge gained at Georgia Tech to design innovative, high performance, highly reliable adaptive equipment to be used by people with all disabilities.
He is active in his church and community at home as well as Georgia Tech. David currently serves as the Chief Engineer for the Georgia Tech Mini-Baja Team David after graduation (GT-Offroad), after serving two years as the Suspension Team Leader. GT-Offroad designs, builds, and races small off-road vehicles for the Society of Automotive Engineer's Mini Baja Design Series.
David strongly believes disabled individuals should not be limited by their adaptive equipment, which is why he has already started designing better options for the present and future. He drives a custom modified GMC Suburban in which the wheelchair user can be the driver or passenger. The switch from driver to passenger role takes only seconds. The Suburban was modified by KVB Manufacturing. The vehicle is driven with a joystick and features an Under the Vehicle Lift to allow more room in the vehicle for passengers and cargo. The large SUV allows David to continue to hunt, fish, and tow just as many guys his age do. He played a key role in the design and development of this vehicle.
David is also an avid outdoorsman. He has been involved, either as a disabled participant or host, with several groups designed to assist disabled individuals enjoy the Great Outdoors. Some of the groups he has worked with include the National Wild Turkey Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen, Special Youth Challenges, and Buckmasters American Deer Foundation.
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