Torrance, CA (September 15, 2016) – Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people living with disabilities for more than 30 years. Each Abilities Expo is a homecoming of sorts for our Convaid & R82 Business Development Representatives; where they connect with families and mingle with prospective customers.  It is a time to share adventures, experiences and product insights.  It is the primary event where local Convaid and R82 ambassadors can reunite with friends.

Abilities Expo Boston will be held from September 16-18, 2016, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Hall C. Our team will host an exclusive meet-and-greet with Convaid and R82 ambassador Sara on Friday, from 2:30-5PM at Booth 925. Joining Ambassador Sara is Sarah Best, Convaid & R82 Social Media Coordinator.

Convaid and R82 will be represented by Business Development Representatives John MacIntosh and Barry Drumheller, representing the New England and North Atlantic sales territories, respectively.

Molift, Etac and Immedia will be represented by Kim and Mike Wienecke, in Booth 1120.

Featured products at Abilities Expo Boston will include the Convaid Trekker, Rodeo and Cruiser along with the R82 Stingray, Manatee, Caribou and Mustang.

In addition to the featured products, information will be available on the complete line of pediatric products in the following product categories:

  • Mobility (lightweight compact-folding pediatric wheelchairs)
  • Walking
  • Seating
  • Standing
  • Transportation
  • Bathing and toileting

Convaid and R82 have extensive accessory lines to support each product category.

Abilities Expo Boston is free to the public and will operate from 11AM to 5PM on Friday and Saturday and from 11AM to 4PM on Sunday.

“The Abilities Expo is an exceptional venue where parents and caregivers of children living with disabilities and mobility constraints can learn about products to help reach their full potential in mobility and daily living. Our team is ready to share how families living with disabilities can incorporate our blend of products throughout the day and throughout their lives,” said Director, Marketing, Nanneke Dinklo.

The Convaid and R82 brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

About Etac | The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer, bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

About R82 | Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.

About Convaid | Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.

Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Pediatric Group. Etac, Molift and Immedia form the Adult Group.



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