JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EP Global Communications, Inc. (the Company), (Pink Sheets: EPGL.PK), www.EParent.com, the parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, has announced some exciting plans for 2010; included are a Special Needs Day at Liberty Science Center and an agreement with the U.S. Army to continue with elements of the Exceptional Family Transitional Training Program. As 2009 draws to a close, the Company has focused its efforts on continuing to provide information and support to the special needs community in the new year.
After many years of positive feedback regarding the accessibility of New Jersey's Liberty Science Center exhibits, the staff began to wonder what could be done to make a day at the Center even more enriching to those with special needs. An advisory team was formed - including special education teachers, healthcare professionals, museum staffers, and parents of special needs children - and the Science Center partnered with Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, drawing on the Company's nearly four decades of experience in the field. Through Liberty Science Center and EP's collaboration, a day of learning about the world through science for those with special needs and their families and caregivers is being planned for March of 2010. There will be live science demonstrations, theater presentations, and training for staff and volunteers on how to react to potential problems or needs. Sensitivity training will be offered by professionals from the New York University Department of Psychiatry. All of these efforts are intended to contribute to a more enhanced experience for the students, teachers, parents, and caregivers.
In 2010 EP will also continue its successful relationship with the U.S. Army. The Exceptional Family Transitional Training Program (EFTT) - which has enabled military families affected by special needs and disabilities to find the services and supports that can enhance their daily lives - will be expanded to include the digital version of Exceptional Parent magazine (in addition to print) along with copies of a customized Pocket Resource Guide (PRG). The PRG is a compact version of the EP Annual Resource Guide used by physicians, allied health care professionals, teachers, caregivers, and parents involved in the care and development of those with special needs. Similar arrangements have been made with the U.S. Coast Guard.