In support United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwestern Washington, Convaid and R82 will participate in the 17th Semi-Annual Family Support Conference on Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Disabilities to be held on October 21-22, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, located at 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220. The Portland-based affiliate has advanced independence, productivity and full citizenship of people living with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities since 1955.

Convaid and R82 will participate in the two-day conference where Business Development Representative Rob Proracki will present a donation of a Convaid lightweight, compact folding pediatric wheelchair to a family designated by the affiliate. This year’s theme is We Are Family and the keynote speaker is Lou Radja, a Congo native and an inspiring, positive international speaker. Click here for an advance view.

“We are committed to discovering new ways of helping them lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, that are full of personal choice and rich in community experiences and relationships. The alliance with Convaid and R82 is a prime example of how we partner with others in the Cerebral Palsy community to provide new avenues of information and access to products for members community members,” said Susan Cushman, Family Support Director, UCP of Oregon and SW Washington.

To advance education on Cerebral Palsy and solutions to specialized products, Convaid is hosting a series of no-fee webinars, the first which was held in September and is now available on demand by clicking here and two additional webinars later this month and in November.

Standing and Walking, will be held this Thursday, October 20, 2016. There is no cost to attend and you may click here to register.

The final of the three-part Cerebral Palsy series, Use of Home Equipment, to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Both webinars will start promptly at 9:30AM, presented by Convaid and R82 seating and mobility expert K. Missy Ball, who is a MT, PT, ATP, and certified pediatric NDT. She is the former Acting Director of the Physical Therapy Department of Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where she co-directed the hospital’s seating program for 10-years while also working with UCP’s Seating Clinic.

Click here to register for Part 3 of the Cerebral Palsy webinar series.

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