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					     2010 Accessibility Open House
                                               ed by
                                                        MOBILIT Y   TEAM

                         Friday, September 24th              12:00 Noon - 6:00 pm
                         Saturday, September 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
                           More than 30 Participating Organizations & Exhibitors
New and Pre-Owned Accessible Vans on Display                                             Long Island Center for Independent Living
Adaptive Driving Equipment, Turney Seats & Lifts                                         United Spinal Association
Wheelchairs, Scooters & Seating Solutions                                                VetsFirst Veteran Advocacy
Accessible Home Modi cations & Stair Lifts                                               Able To Travel / Vacation Planning
Free Wheelchair Tune Up Clinic                                                           Canine Companions For Independence
Legal & Financial Advisors                                                               NY V.E.S.I.D. Counselors
Great Food, Free Ra es & Valet Parking                                                   O ces for the Physically Challenged
Accessible Shuttle From Bethpage LIRR Station                                            And More
Accessible Motorcycle

                                             Free Educational Workshops :
                                 Home Modi cations, VA & VESID Bene ts, Accessible Travel,
               Adaptive Driving, Seating Solutions, Financial Planning/ Special Needs Trust, Wheelchair Sports,
                                          Canine Companion Dogs and much more
           Call us or Check our Website for Schedule Information, Pre-Registration & Direcetions
  866-524-8267                    500 Central Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714                
                                                                        Free Workshops
                       Friday September 24th                                                                                            Saturday, September 25th
12:00pm-1:30pm                                                                                             11:00am-11:45pm
“Basic Principals of Seating & Mobility” - Wheelchair Component Selections                                  “Accessible Bathrooms and Home Modi cations–Ensuring Successful Projects”
CEU Accredited (1 Hour Course)                                                                             One of the busiest and most often used rooms in the home is, you know.. the bathroom. Having acces-
This course was developed to provide a basic overview of the components of wheelchairs, possible           sible home modi cations are a key factor for individuals who want to maintain an independent and
adjustments that can be made, the various types of chairs (both manual and power) and                      active lifestyle. This detailed workshop will provide practical tips and information on how to select a
cushions/backs available. Proper seating and positioning solutions serve to maximize comfort,              quali ed contractor and how to compare estimates. It will also provide an overview of various designs
functionality and skin integrity which can be customized for each individual client, adult or pediatric.   for home modi cations, product selection and installation.
Presenter: Michael Nadeau, PT - ATS, Hudson Home Health Care                                               Presenter: Frank Gucciardo, Frangeli Construction & Remodeling

 “Accessible Travel & Vacation Planning-Updates & Interesting Destinations”                                 “Canine Companions – Man’s and Woman’s Best Friend – Service Animals & You”
 ABLE TO TRAVEL is a premiere, national organization specializing exclusively serving the needs of
 individuals traveling with disabilities, ensuring your safe and enjoyable trip. In addition to having     What’s cute, lovable, dependable and provide unconditional support? Answer – Service Animals! This
 many years of experience booking accessible trouble-free vacations, cruises and business trips, their     workshop will provide information on how service animals give support and assistance in your every-
 agents are knowledgeable about the medical and health care needs of people with disabilities. The         day life. You’ll also hear about the training process, the selection of the right animal as well as a hands-
 workshop will cover a brief overview of the Air Carrier Access Act Regulations.                           on demonstration with the animals. We train four types of assistance dogs to master over 40 special-
                                                                                                           ized commands: Service Dogs, Skilled Companions, Hearing Dogs and Facility Dogs. We will be
Presenter: Kleo King, Senior V.P. Accessibility Services United Spinal Assn.
                                                                                                           presenting a workshop on the bene ts of an Assistance dog and will outline the application process.
                                                                                                           Presenter: Jessica Reiss, Canine Companions for Independence.
 “Adaptive Driver Education & Training”                                                                    1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
 Enjoy the freedom and independence to travel to work, social events, medical appointments and              “Asset Protection and Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs”
 more. Presented by a Certi ed Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, this workshop will provide an             This workshop will cover legal and nancial matters a ecting people with special needs and their
 overview of the innovative adaptive driving equipment available to assist people with disabilities. It    families. The following topics will be discussed: Asset Protection, Government Bene ts including
 will cover the clinical evaluation process designed to assess the potential of people with disabilities   Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Special Needs Trusts, Creating Life Care Plans,
 to drive and adapted teaching methodologies utilized for specially modi ed vehicles and the               Letters of Intent and Guardianship. Parents will also learn about the steps they can take to protect their
 Adapted Driver Education Program.                                                                         child including the use of Supplemental Needs Trusts.
Presenter: Edward Colverd, Abilities, Inc.                                                                 Presenter(s) Thomas Camissa, Financial Planner & Chris Jones, CFP,
                                                                                                           Center for Wealth Preservation
4:00pm-4:45 pm
 “A Veteran’s Guide to Bene ts & Services”                                                                 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Understanding the world of bene ts and services available to veterans can be a challenge, not to            “Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities”
mention a daunting task. This workshop will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of                  The New York State Education Department VESID o ers access to a full range of services that may be
Veterans A airs (VA) bene ts and health care programs. The discussion will cover the di erent              needed by persons with disabilities to obtain employment and independent living This workshop will
kinds of VA bene ts that are available to veterans, including disability compensation, pension,            give you an opportunity to meet with a VESID counselor to learn the application process and what
vocational rehabilitation and education, home modi cation grants, insurance and VA health care             services may be available.
services. Navigating the VA claims and appeals process will also be addressed.                             Presenter: Anthony Fitzgerald, M.S., Ed., CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, VESID
Presenter(s): Cedrain Wheeler and Waldeman Hernandez VetsFirst a program of
United Spinal Association                                                                                  3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
                                                                                                            “The Fun & Excitement of Wheelchair Sports – The Teams, The Games, The Passion!”
                                                                                                           Don’t let your disability stop you from playing your favorite sport. This is your opportunity to see a
                                                                                                           great presentation on Wheelchair Sports. Meet with the coaches and players of Wheelchair Rugby,
                                                                                                           Softball and Sled Hockey. They will talk about the dynamics of playing these exciting sports and
 we                                                            get you there                               demonstrate the latest in adaptive equipment. Learn how to get involved either by playing or volun-
                MOBILIT Y                TEAM                                                              teering. Team recruiters will be on hand to answer your questions and sign ups will be available.
                                                                                                           Presenters: Wheelchair Softball, “The Aviators – Tony Fitzgerald; Sled Hockey,
                                                                                                           “The RoughRiders – Brian Blomquist; Wheelchair Rugby, “The Warriors”- Brian
866-524-8267 500 Central Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714                         Amunson; NYC & LI Marathon winner, Peter Hawkins

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