Press Release

Steelman Family Foundation Announces Exclusive Partnership with United Access

VANCOUVER, WA (January 31, 2018) – The Steelman Family Foundation, who focuses its efforts on serving families with children who have disabilities, with a special heart for children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism, announced today that they partnered with United Access, formerly Performance Mobility, as their wheelchair accessible vehicle provider.

“We are dedicated to giving back to the community that has given so much to us,” said René Steelman, founder of the Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome United Access as our exclusive wheelchair accessible vehicle provider. We have worked with United Access, formerly Performance Mobility, for a number of years. They have proven to be a trusted partner and are excited to expand our relationship with them.”

“The stories we hear every day and the smiles we see on our customers faces when they drive away for the first time, fuel our passion for the work we do,” said Jeff Brummett, president of United Access. “Serving others is, and always has been, at the heart of what we do. We believe that the Steelman Family Foundation shares both our same mission and values, that’s why we chose to partner with them. We look forward to many years of working together.”

For more information about the Steelman Family Foundation, visit For more information about United Access, visit

About Steelman Family Foundation

René Steelman, founder of the foundation, has six children. Her youngest was born with severe disabilities and has cerebral palsy, rendering him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak. We are dedicated to helping families with non-ambulatory children under the age of eighteen, acquire wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Our mission is to help families with children diagnosed with a permanent disability participate in community, recreational, or everyday experiences as a united family. SFF also supports events to benefit cerebral palsy education and activities.  We support families across the United States. To learn more, visit

About United Access

Established in 1997, this small, family-owned and operated company has grown into the second largest provider of accessible vehicles and products across the country. United Access partnered with industry-leading manufacturers to supply its stores with the best and safest products, including accessible wheelchair vans, trucks and SUVs, wheelchair lifts and scooter lifts, hand controls, power transfer seats and more. To learn more, visit


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