Boston Abilities Expo Features Life After Spinal Cord Injury [LASCI]

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For more than three decades, the Abilities Expo has succeeded in improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. This unique forum features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and has become the leading event for the community of people with disabilities (PWDs).

The Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more. Whether your challenges are mild or severe, this is your event. Take advantage of FREE Workshops that focus on everything from tips for traveling with a disability and the accessible homes to how you can get the best accessible vehicle.

The next stop on the Abilities Expo event roadshow is in Boston on September 5-7, 2014, where representatives of UroMed’s non-profit motivational program Life After Spinal Cord Injury will be joining the fun as special guests and workshop presenters.

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Bert Burns shares advice on life after spinal cord injury through LASCI programs nationwide.

Bert Burns shares advice on life after spinal cord injury through LASCI programs nationwide.

Special Guests from Life After Spinal Cord Injury: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 2:30pm-3:30pm  

During the Abilities Expo, Bert Burns founder of Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), and Lisa Wells, Community Moderator of LASCI and Wheel:Life, will be presenting the workshop Connecting with New Friends via Social Media Support Groups’. 

Social media is one of the best and quickest ways for you to connect with people who roll in the same shoes you do!

Join LASCI founder Bert Burns, a C6-7 quadriplegic and Paralympian as he takes you through a tour of some of the best support groups online for meeting new friends and finding resources related to your disability.

While Facebook seems like plenty of fun, there’s also a healthy benefit to joining online community groups that are condition-specific. Studies have shown that people who are connected to a strong network of support are healthier, happier and live longer lives!

During this workshop, you’ll also learn how to use social media to find research news, new products and services, adaptive sports, contests, and free giveaways. The presenters will also discuss what is and is not normal behavior in social communities, and how you can protect against trolls and predators online.

Attendees will receive free and fun motivational materials from LASCI, including our famous bumper stickers and more.

Join us on Friday, September 5th at the Abilities Expo:

The  Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 
Hall C 
415  Summer Street
Boston,  MA 02210

Friday,  11 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
www.abilitiesexpo.com

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About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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