Spotlight: Special Needs Expos – Long Island 2015

April 24, 2015 | Abram's Nation

Special needs can mean a lot of things so there is no way to effectively define it. Like each individual, it takes on its own personal meaning. Each family has its own set of needs and meeting those needs can be a challenge. The goal of the Special Needs Expo has always been to help families out by providing them with the resources they may not find otherwise.

The Safety Sleeper will be an exhibit at this year’s Special Needs Expo in Long Island along with well over a hundred different exhibitors. Here is a spotlight of some of the exhibitors you will find.

The Safety Sleeper

The Safety Sleeper is a fully enclosed bed system for children and adults with special needs. The Safety Sleeper is designed to meet and exceed the dangers of entrapment and wandering, while providing a safe environment for your loved one. The Safety Sleeper means your family will no longer have to be up at all hours of the night to keep an eye on your loved one and you can finally wake up feeling rested.


Nutricia provides advanced Medical Nutrition for specialized diets. They focus on the dietary needs of everyone from infants to adults. Nutricia includes specialized pediatric products as well as metabolics, low-protein foods, and ketogenic needs. Take a look at one of their many client testimonials.

Therapy Nook

Therapy Nook offers expert recommended educational toys and equipment for parents, teachers, and therapists alike. The company strives to provide products that encourage children to learn and play, while building functional skills. Therapy Nook products are carefully tested by a team of therapists, providing your child with effective, safe, and durable tools to guide them through educational and developmental milestones. The Therapy Nook goal is to offer customers affordable products for children, promoting strength and fitness, balance, coordination, creativity, communication, as well as intellectual development.

Fund It Forward

The goal of Fund It Forward is to ease the burdens of families with children with special needs by raising money for adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance. Fund It Forward is a volunteer run non-profit organization that believes parents of children with special needs are strong, willing and able to endure daily struggles. They advocate every day to help their children gain independence. Many things do not come easily for these families; they fight insurance companies to approve equipment, pay expensive medical bills, and sometimes even battle with medical professionals to get their children the excellent care they deserve.


Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with disabilities are able to become contributing members of their families and communities. It is their aim to provide the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills needed to maintain themselves in the most integrated and independent manner possible. Their core values are Stewardship, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, and Growth. 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps provide an opportunity to learn important life skills in a focused and nurturing environment. Your loved ones will have the chance to improve social skills, self-confidence, independence, and so much more. Imagine the difference you’ll see when they return home and enjoy seeing the excitement on their face.

Camp Loyaltown

Located in the Catskill Mountains, about two and half hours north of New York City, Camp Loyaltown offers programs for individuals with special needs. They feature adaptive playgrounds, a cooled and heated swimming pool, and even a nine-hole golf course. The state-of-the-art, onsite, infirmary is equipped to handle each camper’s medical needs and is staffed by RNs with years of experience caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Camp Huntington

Located in High Falls, New York within the Catskill Mountain region, Camp Huntington serves children and young adults with a variety of special needs ranging from Hyperactivity Disorders to Pervasive Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This camp offers numerous activities including many drama, outdoor activities, and life & community skills.