Enjoy a Day of Music and Fun to Help Northeast Ohio Charities Serving People with Disabilities – Saturday, March 14th 2015 Starting at 12:30 PM
A full day of entertainment by some of the best island musicians in the country are coming to Akron’s Tangier to help raise money for an excellent cause. Event proceeds will go toward The MobilityWorks Foundation in support of Northeast Ohio charities serving the disabled community. A silent auction will also be held at the event.
If you live near the Cleveland or Akron area, here’s a chance to see the legendary Mike “Mad Dog” Adams and several other exciting Put-In-Bay island entertainers. In addition to Mike Adams, entertainment will be provided by by The Reese Dailey Band, Blues Guitarist Mike Lenz, and the Flyin Jays. A $40 ticket also includes sandwiches and other snacks provided by The Tangier. The event also has a cash bar (21 and over only).
Side Entry In-Floor and Rear Entry Toyota Sienna Conversions Now Available at Significant Savings
75 brand new Toyota Sienna minivans, with two different conversion options to choose from, and all on sale at the same time at $5,000 less than normal retail price. This scale of cost-savings has never been done before! Learn more here…
MobilityWorks officially announced its Toyota Spring Sales Event with two popular economical conversions: the VMI ‘Northstar E’, manual in-floor and the BraunAbility Rear-Entry with a manual fold-out wheelchair ramp. Priced aggressively for the spring thaw and sunshine that comes with it, each of the MobilityWorks 33 store locations will have one of each on their lots. Many have already been shipped or are on their way.
The month of March is designated as National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month is committed to raising awareness of the disorder as well as the ongoing research efforts being done to find new treatments and hopefully a cure.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. CP usually occurs either during fetal development, before, during or shortly after birth, or during infancy. CP affects a person’s muscle tone, movement and motor skills. Many people with CP also have other developmental disabilities including; epilepsy, autism, blindness, hearing and/or speech issues. Recent statistics indicate that there are approximately 500,000 people in the US affected by CP.
In Recognition of “National Read Across America Day (3/2/15)—A Look at a New Children’s Book Series Featuring “Differently-Abled” Kids
Rick O’Brien, a chemistry teacher at the University of South Alabama, was inspired by his son Connor to write a children’s book featuring “differently-abled” kids.
The reason—- O’Brien saw other children’s reactions to 11 year-old son Connor’s wheelchair. O’Brien sensed that children seemed afraid to see people in wheelchairs, because it was unfamiliar to them and they had lots of questions. He wanted to help answer those questions and make children aware that having special needs means having unique gifts that make someone differently-abled, not disabled.
MobilityWorks will be on-hand at the 2015 Abilities Expo-Los Angeles being held Friday, March 6th- Sunday, March 8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A. For more than 30 years, the Abilities Expo has been the “go-to” source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every Expo spotlights new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities.