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Specialty Seating Clinic

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Employment and Community Services, One-Stop Career Centers, Vision Rehabilitation Services, Medical Rehabilitation, DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies), and Opioid Treatment Programs.Any citizen of New Mexico with a developmental disability may ask for assistance in obtaining a specialized wheelchair and/or custom molded seating system from the Specialty Seating Clinic.

The Specialty Seating Clinic is in Albuquerque and is staffed with a physical therapist and an occupational therapist along with experienced staff members.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers supply the appropriate wheelchair components and the new custom seating systems are manufactured at the clinic for individuals with developmental disabilities. The clinic staff can also troubleshoot problems and make minor repairs to existing wheelchairs and seating systems.


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Individuals with developmental disabilities sometimes have special conditions that can present a barrier to mobility using ordinary seating systems.

The custom molded seating system creates mobility for people with unique conditions such as physical deformities, muscle tone problems, motor control or coordination that interferes with their mobility.

Our licensed clinicians will provide a seating evaluation to individuals with those special seating needs, and based on the evaluation process, a customized seating system is built. The evaluation may be for a new wheelchair and seating system or it can also be for modifications to an existing wheelchair.

See our Specialized Wheelchair Evaluation and Custom Seating Clinic Flyer for more details.