Convaid Products, LLC and R82, Inc., together, the Etac Junior Product Group,today announced that its business development team will be in attendance at Abilities Expo New York, to be held from April 29 through May 1, 2016, in Booth 615 at the New Jersey Convention Center.

The Group’s North American West Coast Manager, Charles Larose, Mid-Atlantic Business Development Representative, Diane Latham-Dorsey and Special Events Hostess, Sarah Best, a recent college graduate who used Convaid wheelchairs throughout her childhood, will be in attendance at Abilities Expo New York.

Sarah, an adult living with Cerebral palsy, is a member of the Adaptive Climbing Group, a Brooklyn-based non-profit that makes climbing an accessible sport. She is an avid Convaid community advocate who will facilitate a selfie contest where current Convaid users will be entered into a daily drawing for Convaid wheelchair accessories during the expo. A participation prize will be mailed to all contest participants who sign a photo release.

Convaid Ambassador Andrew Pacheco and his family will make a special appearance on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and share how they use of their Convaid Cruiser for daily transportation, travel and participation in community and family events.

The business development team  will demonstrate the Convaid Trekker,  R82 StingrayConvaid Cruiser, Rodeo and EZ Rider and the Carrot 3, a best-in-class mobility restraint system for special needs families.

Abilities Expo New York is free to the public. Exhibit hours are 11AM to 5PM on both Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30; and, from 11AM to 4PM on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

“We are excited to be included in Abilities Expo New York. It is the best event on the East Coast where families of children living with special needs can enjoy a weekend of learning and fun while also participating in hands-on events geared for the special needs community. It is inspiring to know that brands like Convaid, R82 and others exhibiting at Abilities Expo New York are working to bring new products to market all of the time to help make our lives easier,” said Keeley Pacheco Hershel, Convaid’s North Atlantic Ambassador.

For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. In addition to the New York Abilities Expo, the event is held in several cities within the United States, bringing new technologies, new possibilities, solutions and opportunities to members of the special needs community.

“Abilities Expo New York is an excellent forum to show our R82 and Convaid brands and provide hands-on learning on our pediatric line of products,” said Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Marketing Etac North America and Convaid Global.

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

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