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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Joins The World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities

July, 2003
 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

This Fall the Society will join 200 other organizations at the 4th Annual World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities—a multifaceted conference covering seven principle themes, all of which are deeply relevant to the MS cause: Adapted Physical Activity, Assistive Technology, Education, Family, Healthcare, Rehab and Therapy, and Employment. The three day event runs from September 18-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and includes over 150 sessions. In addition, the Exposition will be webcast live by, and will feature Interactive Roundtable Sessions from the main show floor.

The conference is sponsored and endorsed by the American Association of People with Disabilities, and also the National Organization on Disability. This year's program will include leading medical experts from a wide variety of fields, including HALO (Housing and Assistive Lifestyle Opportunities) as well as federal government officials who will share their insight on the New Freedom Initiative and the Department of Labor's new Office of Disability Employment Policy. In addition, the Employment Symposium will provide information on how to prepare for, secure, regain, and retain employment, and will also host companies actively seeking disability job candidates.

The ATEN Assistive Technology Lab, another new feature for this year's Congress, will provide participants with hands-on opportunities to try devices that offer augmentative and alternative communication, hearing, and vision aid.

For more information on the World Congress of Disabilities visit or call Annie Scully at 845-368-0608.

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