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ADVISORY/Abilities Expo/New England Kicks-off This Weekend At the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.

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Abilities Expo/New England

ADVISORY...for Friday - Sunday (Sept. 20-22)

--(BUSINESS WIRE)


WHAT: Abilities Expo/New England, the one show dedicated to
 educating and improving the lives of people with
 disabilities, senior citizens, their families &
 caregivers, as well as healthcare and education
 professionals, will take place at the Bayside Expo Center
 in Boston from September 20-22, 2002. The show floor and
 educational program will provide attendees a chance to
 discover and learn about new products and services -- from
 computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to
 daily living aids -- all conveniently displayed to see,
 test and compare.

 On-site, attendees will be able to enjoy first-hand:

 -- Skiing and Snowboarding demonstrations presented by the
 New England Handicapped Sports Association as well as
 Inspirational Seated Aerobic Exercise demonstrations,
 presented by Carmiletta Wiggins. Dates and times of
 presentations will be available on-site.

 -- Several artists with disabilities will demonstrate
 their talents: Michael Kouchavlis will showcase
 sculpture and paintings; Dieter Stark will show
 photographic art; Jessica Vohs will show watercolors
 and painting of silk scarves; Ayisha Knight will
 showcase photograph, prints, frames and postcards;
 George Russo will showcase clay sculptures; and Marilyn
 Casey, Ronald G. Mueller, Robert Steinman, William
 Kinnear and Joseph "Jedi" Dee will showcase a variety
 of watercolors, ceramics, oil and acrylic painting.

 -- The latest products introduced to this $1 billion
 market including, lifts, wheelchairs, toys, vans,
 clothing, support services, 3-wheel scooters,
 computers, sports and exercise equipment, daily living
 aids, personal care products and much more.

 -- A conference program, which will run throughout the
 show, has been designed to discuss and touch on issues
 and challenges and address them in a healthy and
 productive way. Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., a licensed
 clinical psychologist and co-editor of "You Will
 Dream New Dreams" developed the educational curriculum.
 Topics will include: Using high-challenge sports to
 gain function, Financial and estate planning for
 individuals with disabilities, Practical approaches to
 parenting children with disabilities, Making sure that
 websites and other information technology is
 accessible, Motivational and inspirational aerobics for
 people with special needs, Sex and disability, and much
 more.

WHEN: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2002
 Friday and Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Bayside Expo Center
 Boston, MA

PRODUCED &
MANAGED BY: Advanstar Communications, Inc.
 440 Wheelers Farm Road
 Milford, CT 06460
 800/385-3085
 http://www.abilitiesexpo.com
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