SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

March 23, 2007 09:30 ET

EP Global Communications, Inc. Announces Disability Awareness Night (DAN) Event at Continental Airlines Arena With the New Jersey Nets

This DAN Event Is Made Possible by MetDESK and Blink Twice

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2007 -- On Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 PM, the New Jersey Nets basketball team and EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL), parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, will welcome cheering Nets fans to Continental Airlines Arena for Disability Awareness Night (DAN). Sponsored by MetDESK and Blink Twice, this DAN event is one of the first DAN partnerships EP has had with an NBA team.

As part of each DAN event an honoree or honorees are presented with the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award for work and advocacy accomplished on behalf of people challenged with disabilities and special needs. The award is presented by the EP Foundation for Education and Exceptional Parent Magazine. The award is named after the late founder and former editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent, a highly respected advocate and Champion of people with special needs and their families and caregivers.

MetDESK has nominated the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). NORD is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Jean Campbell, Vice President of Development for NORD, will be on hand to accept the award.

Blink Twice has nominated Penny Shaw, Project Director of Project HAPPY. Project HAPPY, a Hunter College sports and recreation program, is funded by grants and donations for people with disabilities. Penny, along with the help of thousands of volunteers from Hunter College and the community, has run Project HAPPY for over 26 years. Here, children and adults from ages 6 to 30 are able to enjoy a variety of athletic and recreational activities that promote skill development including basketball, bowling, swimming, weight training, Frisbee, yoga and aerobics just to name a few.

In reference to DAN events, EP Global Communications, Inc., President and CEO, Joseph M. Valenzano said, "Our goal is to help all Americans understand that we will become a stronger nation and better human beings when we learn to regard people with disabilities and special needs as people to be respected, not as problems to be confronted."

About Exceptional Parent

Based in Johnstown, PA, 36 year old, award winning EP Global Communications, Inc. is an integrated communications company providing information for families and professionals involved in the care and development of people with disabilities and special healthcare needs. EP uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information via: its publication, Exceptional Parent; Web site (; custom communications projects; the EP Bookstore of disability books, videos and DVDs; live and on-line seminars through EPLiveOnLine, a joint venture with Vemics, Inc; and community outreach programs such as the national Disability Awareness Night (DAN) campaign developed through the EP Foundation.

About MetDESK

MetDESK®, MetLife's Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids launched in 1998, is one of the first programs of its kind in the financial industry, and is a program that focuses on the concerns of families with children or dependents with special needs. For more information about MetDESK, please call 1-877-MetDESK (1-877-638-3375)or visit the MetDESK Web site at

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("MetLife") is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., a leading provider of insurance and financial services with operations throughout the U.S. and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the U.S. (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement and savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, please visit

About Blink Twice

Blink Twice, one of the most innovative companies in the field of Assistive Technology, is revolutionizing the way children with disabilities like autism and cerebral palsy communicate. The company's product, the tango!, melds the power of consumer electronics with highly innovative thinking about elevating literacy and social interaction for children who cannot speak. Founded by an advertising executive whose son has Cerebral Palsy, Blink Twice has received praise and recognition in media across the country: from the Daily News, to Exceptional Parent Magazine, to ABC World News with Charles Gibson. For more information call 877-BLINK-11 or visit

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