Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Focus on Abilities Expo NY Metro 2013

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Focus on Abilities Expo NY Metro 2013

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This year, from May 3rd to 5th, EP Magazine attended the Abilities Expo in Edison, New Jersey (the New York Metro 2013 event). Abilities Expo highlights its celebration of "what you CAN DO." For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been a valued source for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. The event seeks to open participants' eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to help change their lives. The shows encourage its visitors to discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops, and more.

The following are some featured exhibitors EP's staff had the pleasure of meeting at their booths:

The Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) is a non-profit organization that has served hundreds of infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout central and northern New Jersey. For over 60 years, CPL has dedicated its efforts to enhance and expand its programs and services to meet the growing needs of the disabled community

Clarke Health Care started selling the Aquatec line in 1989. Since then, they have added many more products to their catalog. The focus is to search the world for unique products to make one's daily activities easier.

The Disability Today Network looks to provide a revolutionary new way to bring our community together, for its members to discover new people, products and places.

Diveheart provides scuba diving opportunities for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.

Freedom Concepts was founded in 1991 by Ken Vanstraelen and, since then, has been imagining, designing, and building a full line of special needs bicycles and mobility devices.

Freedom Motors USA, Inc. has striven to build and sell safe, affordable, and reliable wheelchair vans, mobility cars and accessible SUVs for over 20 years.

Kempf, Inc. adapts handicap vehicles with digital car hand controls, electronic left foot gas pedals and other handicap driving aids using leading edge technology. The handicap driving solutions from Kempf respect and maintain all safety features of the adapted vehicles.

Love Handles RX are patented elliptical arms that easily attach to any chair or wheelchair for upper-extremity rehabilitation and cardiovascular fitness from a seated position. Love Handles RX include adjustable resistance up to 8lbs.

Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. …

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