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Dozens of New Products and Services to be Introduced At Abilities Expo At the Broward County Convention Center

Feb 28, 2002
Business Wire and Health/Medical Writers

Abilities Expo

MILFORD, Conn. -  From March 22-24, 2002, hundreds of products and services will be showcased at Abilities Expo/Florida, the leading consumer show and conference for individuals with disabilities as well as for their family members, caregivers, senior citizens and healthcare and education professionals.

Throughout the three-day event, attendees will see first-hand, the latest products introduced to the market including vans, clothing, lifts, wheelchairs, toys, support services, computers, sports and exercise equipment, daily living aids, personal care products and much more. As of press time, the following exhibiting companies provided information about the products and services that they will be showcasing on the show floor.

Convaid, Inc.

Gina Reed, 310/618-0111

Lightweight, tilt-in-space, wheelchair, has 10(degree)-45(degree) of adjustable tilt and from 90(degree)-105(degree) of seat back angle adjustment. Key features include and adjustable height handle, elevating leg rests and an optional storage tray located under the chair.

Electrologic of America Inc.

Heather Davis, 800/758-3460

Neura Pulse Stimulation featuring the latest technology available, very user friendly with 28 predetermined settings and patented waveforms in its own custom carrying case.

Freedom Concepts, Inc.

Leigh Robinson, 204/654-1074

A rear steering device, the latest option initiated by customer feedback, a rear steering mechanism, allowing caregivers to manipulate the steering of a three-wheeled mobility device from the rear.

Hertz Supply Co., Inc.

Jerry Hertz, 610/366-1312

Offering the new Volker bed model 3080, a full-functioning electronic bed, with additional functions including new head and footboards, wider width mattresses, electronic foot raising. Volker beds have all the beauty of fine furniture.

New Mobility Magazine


The brand new, updated second addition of The Complete Guide for People with Disabilities, is a comprehensive guide to products for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers--complete with descriptions, photos, company names, addresses, phone/fax numbers e-mail and web site listings. This easy to use guide contains all the information needed to locate more than 1,100 products that improve the quality and convenience of life.

Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships for People with Disabilities, written by a husband and wife team, one of who has a disability. This book intelligently and honestly debunks the myth that disabled equals asexual. Enabling Romance includes individual chapters on SCI, MS, PPS, CP, MD and other disabilities.

Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book, an essential resource for living fully with a spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, amputation, ALS and other disabling conditions. Through the eyes of survivors, this information-packed; 586-page delves into health, technology, attendant services, employment, travel, sports, art, relationships, sexuality and parenting. In addition, it demystifies government benefits, legal rights and cure research and it reveals how media images affect syndromes.


Kerrie Tamburello, 509/586-6117

TiPower X1 and X2, TiPower SX1 and SX2, the TiPower TR2 and the TiPower TRA2.The number 1 is used to describe the power drive (joystick) class of power chairs and the number 2 is used to describe the drive the rim power class of wheelchairs. The units will be available on the X, SX, TR and TRA frames respectively.

In addition, TiSport is also introducing their "Generation Y" youth line of wheelchairs. The TiLife YR and the TiLite YRA will be available to view on-site and are currently in production. Both are available with frame sizes from 12" X12" TO 16"X 16", colored upholstery and the "let your body grow" trade-up program.

Attendees to Abilities Expo will also have the opportunity to participate in a conference program designed by Stanley D. Klein, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and co-editor of You Will Dream New Dreams, a book consisting of essays by "veteran parents" prepared for new parents of children with disabilities. Dr. Klein will be available throughout the three-day event to sign copies of the book.

Free consumer workshops will highlight such topics as: employing people with disabilities, how to go anywhere and enjoy the trip, male fertility following spinal cord injury, stress management strategies for parents/caregivers of children with disabilities, sexuality and self-image relating to body changes, driving after an injury, adaptive sports and recreation for all ages, surviving a catastrophic disability in today's healthcare system, home safety and environmental adaptations, and much more.


Advanstar Communications produces seven Abilities Expo's each year. Upcoming events include: April 12-14, 2002 at the New Jersey Convention Center, NJ; June 7-9, 2002 at the Long Beach Convention Center, CA; July 19-21, 2002 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH; August 16-18, 2002 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL; September 20-22, 2002 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston; and November 22-24, 2002 at the San Mateo County Convention Center, CA. For additional information about upcoming events visit or call 800-385-3085.

Abilities Expo
Amy Riemer

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