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United Spinal Association Opens Registration for the 2009 Independence Expo: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association ( has announced the start of registration on-line for the 2009 Independence Expo - Long Island (, the region's premiere lifestyle-enhancing Expo designed to promote active living and independence for individuals with disabilities and aging Americans.

The Independence Expo will be held on Saturday, June 27th & Sunday, June 28th at the Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex in Brentwood, NY, and admission and parking is free.

Life-improving workshops and demonstrations on contemporary disability related topics designed to educate and liberate will be conducted throughout the weekend and include among others:

  • Veterans Benefits (for the veteran and spouse/dependent)
  • Living and Aging in place
  • Sexuality
  • Accessible Travel
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Employment
  • Community Resources
  • Social Security
  • Self-Advocacy
  • The Arts
  • Fitness, Exercise and Nutrition

The Independence Expo also features over 100 Vendor Exhibits that offer the perfect opportunity to see and try products that enhance ability and sustain mobility.

Registration at or by calling toll free 800-404-2898 will automatically enter attendees in a free raffle.

Primary sponsors are Permobil, Accessible Vans & Mobility/ J. Bussani, Inc., Frangeli Consulting and Remodeling and New Mobility.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with spinal cord disorders.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Paul Tobin

SOURCE United Spinal Association
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