Stockton University Hosts 'Ability Fair'

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Stockton University held their 4th annual Ability Fair to give residents living with disabilities the opportunity to discover new ways to gain back their independence.

The Ability Fair put on by Stockton and the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, and held on Tuesday, July 31st, welcomed residents from all over the area to the campus for the free and interactive event.

The fair featured the latest products and technologies that officials hope will encourage adults and children with disabilities and showcase the different resources available to them that can help improve their daily lives.

"Putting on this fair is thrilling. It's free to the community, people of all capabilities come, and they have a really great day seeing what's out there," said Mary Joyce Perskie, V.P. of Marketing and Business Development at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation. "It's just wonderful that we can offer this in South Jersey."

The Ability Fair featured more than 60 exhibitors in adult and pediatric medicine and featured guest speakers including Atlantic City Police Officer and para-athlete Mike Braxton who lost his lower leg in a motorcycle accident.

There were also a variety of therapy animals on hand including Garfield, the therapy horse.

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