United Spinal Association Presents the 2010 Independence Expo: Improving Life for People...

United Spinal Association Presents the 2010 Independence Expo: Improving Life for People with Disabilities and the Aging


NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — United Spinal Association ( http://www.unitedspinal.org ) presents the 2010 Independence Expo – Long Island ( http://www.independenceexpo.org ), the region’s premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo designed to promote active living and independence for all people with disabilities and aging Americans.

The Independence Expo -Long Island will be held on Friday, June 25th & Saturday, June 26th at the Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex in Brentwood, NY and is free and open to the public.

Contemporary disability-related workshops and demonstrations, designed to educate and liberate will be conducted throughout the 2-day event and include among others:

— Employment, Accessibility and the Workplace

— Accessible Travel & Transportation (Your Dream Trip, Conquest – accessible motorcycle)

— Research & Technology (Upper Limb Spasticity, New Robotic Arm, Neurotechnology)

— Veterans Issues & Benefits (for the veteran and spouse/dependent)

— Housing – Chic Universal Design & Your Accessible Home Castle

— ADA @ 20! The Past, Present and Future

— Service Animals & You

— Fitness, Exercise and Nutrition

— Consumer Self-Advocacy-The Key to the Future for Complex Rehab

The Independence Expo also features over 80 Vendor Exhibits that offer the perfect opportunity to see and try cutting-edge products that enhance ability and sustain mobility.

United Spinal recently joined the “Open Arms — Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity” educational campaign, partnering with BOTOX(R) maker Allergan, Inc.

Leading Neurologist Dr. Atul Patel will be in attendance and present information on proper treatment options for individuals living with upper limb spasticity, which affects people with various disabilities and disorders, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and stroke.

Registration at http://www.IndependenceExpo.org or by calling toll free 800-404-2898 automatically enters attendees in a free raffle to win great prizes, including two (2) round trip tickets to anywhere in the Continental USA courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

A free accessible shuttle will be running round-trip from the Brentwood LIRR Train Station and the Independence Expo all day, courtesy of the Bussani Mobility Team. For more information, visit http://mta.info/lirr/html/ttn/lirrtt.htm .

Primary sponsors are Permobil, Accessible Vans & Mobility / J. Bussani, Inc., and Open Arms: Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with spinal cord disorders.

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SOURCE United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association Presents the 2010 Independence Expo: Improving Life for People with Disabilities and the Aging