SOURCE: Convaid, Inc.

Convaid, Inc.

June 10, 2015 18:00 ET

Convaid to Present Trekker at 2015 South Bay Kidsfest

Convaid Partners With Pediatric Therapy Network and United Cerebral Palsy in Support of Pediatric Mobility Awareness

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Convaid, Inc., a Torrance-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact lightweight adaptive-assisted wheelchairs today announced its alliance with Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) and United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) in production of the First Annual South Bay Kidsfest to be held on June 2015, 105 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at the PTN Campus located at 1815 W. 213th Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

The family friendly event will feature a day long film festival of short films written and produced by kids for kids; outdoor carnival games face painting, fun food and other activities which will run concurrent to an educational program for adults of children with mobility challenges and members of the medical community. Convaid's latest pediatric stroller, the Trekker, will be introduced during the event.

PTN, UCPLA and PTN envision that the 2015 South Bay Kidsfest will be the first joint event where each organization can leverage their respective communities and share information in a fun and family-friendly environment. It is also the first forum in Southern California where Convaid’s Trekker will be presented publicly.

The Convaid Trekker is a lightweight, compact folding pediatric stroller that accommodates functional or rest positions and increased sitting tolerance for maximum comfort is typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of 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.

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 therapeutic and comfort options
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fold for maximal portability
  • Can be used from early intervention
  • Can be used as an all-day chair
  • Meets WC19 transport safety standards

Convaid President Chris Braun said, "I am honored that PTN and UCPLA have chosen to join us in this First Annual Kidsfest that brings together our respective communities in an inclusive family event that brings awareness to our collective mission to improve quality of life for all special needs children and with a focus on the importance of pediatric mobility across the special needs spectrum."

PTN Chief Executive Officer and founder Terri Nishimura said, "We are thrilled that our neighbors at Convaid invited us to participate in Kidsfest, and look forward to the community joining us for a fun-filled, family friendly event. As a nonprofit early child development and therapy center, PTN values partnerships with organizations like Convaid who support us in enhancing the lives of children with special needs while helping them reach their full capacities."

UCPLA Chief Development Officer, Amy Simons said, "Each day, UCPLA cares for 1,100 individuals with developmental disabilities of all sorts and their families, and we are committed to building better, more inclusive communities for these individuals." Ronald S. Cohen, President and Chief Executive Office of UCPLA said, "UCPLA is proud to align with Convaid to help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families pursue healthy, fulfilling lives without limitation."

2015 South Bay Kidsfest is one of several community events planned between Convaid and its community partners. To learn more about Convaid and its products, please visit or call 1-888-CONVAID.

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 PTN

Pediatric Therapy Network a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization is an early child development and therapy center that was founded in 1996 and provides quality services for children with special needs and those at risk for developmental issues. PTN provides speech, physical and occupational therapy to 2,500 children a year and is a resource to families through a variety of programs and services. PTN serves ages 0 to 22 of all abilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder developmental delays, and learning disabilities, sports-related injuries, orthopedic and neurological challenges. With a dedicated staff of 150 employees, PTN serves children from all over the South Bay at its 30,000-square foot clinic in Torrance.

About United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (UCPLA) operates over 40 program sites throughout five counties in southern California and has extended its mission to serve all 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. For more information on UCPLA visit or Facebook at UCPLA was founded in 1945 by a small group of parents who wanted to create community-based services or their children with developmental disabilities and similar service needs when no such services existed. UCPLA is dedicated to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of children and adults with developmental disabilities and those with similar service requirements. UCPLA's programs and services keep pace with the need for services, programs, resources and support groups to provide clients and families equal opportunities to choose and participate in lifestyles that enable them to live in and contribute to their own communities.


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