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Free Event to Offer Information to Enhance Independence for People with Disabilities

Shepherd Center is a platinum sponsor of the Mobility Expo set for May 15-16 in metro Atlanta.

If you’re a person with a disability and are looking for one more thing you can do for yourself and one less thing you have to rely on a friend or family member to do for you, then you may want to add the Mobility Expo to your calendar.

Set for May 15-16, 2015 at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross, Ga., the free event will feature exhibitors offering technologies, resources, products and services to enhance your quality of life and self-esteem and maximize your independence.

Shepherd Center, along with R&R Mobility and Vantage Mobility International, are platinum sponsors of the event, which will also help mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA Legacy Tour bus will make stops at the Mobility Expo on May 15 and 16. The bus features photos, a history exhibit and information about the ADA Legacy Project.

The Mobility Expo will offer information on:

  • Mobility Independence: From wheelchairs and scooters to lifts and vehicles, you can see what options are available to you to get around with mobility independence.
  • Lifestyle Independence: From local activities to travel, there is more for you to discover and do in the world around us.
  • Technology Independence: Smartphone and tablet applications, as well as other assistive services, can help you better communicate and move with independence.
  • Financial Independence: Find what resources are available for you to pursue vocational and employment opportunities. Information will be available on topics such as how employment can affect disability benefits and resources to help along the way to graduation and employment.

Organizers are still lining up exhibitors for the event. Interested vendors may visit the event website for more information.

People ages 18 and up who are interested in attending the Mobility Expo are asked to pre-register for free via the event website. Pre-registering will save you time and allow you to print your attendee badge and fast-track your admittance into the Expo. Also, your response to the registration questionnaire will assist organizers in planning for your attendance and help identify potential topics and interest for organizers to consider for workshops planned for the Expo.

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About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.