The United Spinal Association presents the 2010 Independence Expo-Orlando to promote active living and independence for all people with disabilities and aging Americans.

The event is to be held on October 1 and 2 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Convention Center, and it is free and open to the public.

The Expo features more than 80 vendor exhibits of cutting-edge products that enhance ability and sustain mobility.

Contemporary disability-related workshops and demonstrations to educate and liberate will be conducted throughout the 2-day event, including:

  • Employment, Accessibility and the Workplace
  • Accessible Travel & Transportation (Your Dream Trip)
  • National MS Society/Mid Florida Chapter will share results from amajor study to find a cure for MS, spinal cord injury, and ALS
  • Latest research and Technology-Upper Limb Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurotechnology and FES Cycling: How it can benefit people with neurological disabilities
  • ADA @ 20! The Past, Present and Future
  • The Dress to Impress Fashion Showcase, presented by Chloe Magazine

Click here for more information and to register, or call (800) 404-2898. Onsite registration and free parking are also available.

Raffle Prizes: Two round trip tickets to anywhere in the Continental USA courtesy of AirTran Airways; Two overnight accommodations at any Red Roof Inn in the United States; gift cards to The Olive Garden and other restaurants and retailers.

The Independence Expo is sponsored by Permobil, Open Arms/Allergan, New Mobility, MS Society-Mid Florida Chapter, Able to Travel, TiLite, and Beutlich Pharmaceuticals.

The Expo is made possible through support from the Center for Independent Living in Central Florida, Central Florida Disability Chamber, Orange County Department of Human Services – Office on Disability/ADA, Self-Reliance Inc, Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, and VSA Arts of Florida.

The United Spinal Association United Spinal is a national nonprofit membership organization that aims to improve the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS ,and post polio. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with spinal cord disorders.

[Source: Unired Spinal Association]