Stockton and Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation to Hold Ability Fair on July 26

For Immediate Release

Contact:           Diane D’Amico
                          Director of News and Media Relations

(609) 652-4593


Galloway, N.J. – Danny, a therapy horse, will join two Stockton University speakers and an Atlantic City police officer at the third free Ability Fair presented by Stockton and the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Stockton University Campus Center, located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway Township, N.J.

Speakers include Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies William Quain, Stockton University Alumna Jacquelynn Cowles and Atlantic City Patrolman Mike Braxton.

Each of these individuals has had personal experience with physical challenges.

Quain, who has low vision, is a well-respected professor at Stockton University. He will speak at 10:45 a.m.

Cowles was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease that affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. She graduated from Stockton University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and is currently a lifestyle blogger. She will speak at 12:45 p.m.

Braxton, who lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident, is a para-athlete and member of the Atlantic City Police Department.

The fair will also feature more than 60 vendors in adult and pediatric medicine who will share the latest technologies and services designed to assist children and adults with physical challenges in leading more fulfilling lives.

Vendors will answer questions and provide live demonstrations on some of their top products, including power wheelchairs, ramps, home remodeling, accessible cars and assistive devices. Sponsors include South Jersey Gas, Atlantic Medical Imaging Foundation, Brunswick Mobility and Purdy Automotive Group.

New to the event will be Cigna’s Health Improvement Tour. The group is touring the country in a 30-foot trailer and will stop at the fair to conduct health assessments. Hearing screens will be available by Bacharach Doctors of Audiology. Learn how the InMotion Arm Robot from Bionik is used for rehabilitation therapies.

Several pediatric vendors will attend including Bayada Pediatrics, Faces4Autism and Weisman Rehab. R82Convaid specializes in wheelchairs for children and will have several on display. Check out the latest communication devices from Tobii Dynavox and GPS tracking devices from KidsConnect.

Danny, a therapy horse from Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, will welcome everyone on the Campus Center lawn.

The Ability Fair is free, open to the public and scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. Free transportation is available through Uber. For Uber code information contact Jamie Hoagland at Bacharach at 609 748-5250. Visit to learn more and to register.

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