Convaid has aligned with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this event, Convaid will present a Trekker to Daron, an 8-year old boy, at the Annual Devon Stern/UCPLA Golf Tournament to be held on July 19, 2015 at the Camarillo Springs Golf Course.
The event, now in its 17th year, was established by Larry Stern in honor of his granddaughter, Devon, to ensure that children with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities will maximize their potential and live full and dignified lives.
The event’s Convaid donation recipient, Daron, who has a developmental disability, will be in attendance at the event with his family to receive his new Convaid Trekker. His family are members of UCPLA’s Westside Parent Group that provides support and advocacy for parents and children with special needs.
Joining Convaid and UCPLA are golfers and UCPLA supporters from the worlds of entertainment and philanthropy, members of the Karajayan family, UCPLA President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald S. Cohen and UCPLA Board Members.
Shotgun start for the golf tournament is 11a.m., with registration commencing at 9a.m., at the Camarillo Springs Golf Course, 791 Camarillo springs Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. The donated Trekker qualifies as an all-day chair and is a lightweight, portable, easy-to-use pediatric wheelchair designed for all-day comfort and support, addressing the needs of families and therapists alike.
It is typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement concurrent to the following conditions: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.
Convaid Trekker product highlights include:
– Separate base and seating module
– Reversible seating
– Variable positioning (up to 170 degrees of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5 to 45 degrees)
– Accepts aftermarket seating
– Comes with a wide range of curative and comfort options
– Lightweight, high strength aluminum for easy lifting, pushing and mobility
– Easy to fold for maximal portability
– Can be used from early intervention through adolescence
– Can be used as an all-day chair
– Can meet or exceed WC19 transport safety standards
About Convaid Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.
About UCPLA UCPLA operates over 40 program sites throughout five counties in Southern California and has extended its mission to serve people with developmental disabilities. These programs include adult day activity centers, children’s programs, community living support services, group homes and independent living apartments. UCPLA provides services to over 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities daily.
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