ADVISORY/Abilities Expo/New England Kicks-off This Weekend At the Bayside Expo Center in Boston.
Abilities Expo/New England
ADVISORY...for Friday - Sunday (Sept. 20-22)
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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|Date:||Sep 19, 2002|
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