I’m recently back from holiday, during which time I was able to attend the NAF Convention in San Antonio😊
Everybody was most welcoming😊 I was able to meet up with Alan Thomas, and Ben Munoz made a special trip to speak to us😊
I arrived at the Hotel the day before the Convention started, so was able to visit the Alamo. Having seen the film, the location came as a bit of a shock, in a busy thoroughfare near the Hotel😳 Despite that, it was a moving experience.
The Hotel was vast, with easily accessible Conference facilities😊 I tried both weighted vests, Motion Theraputics and OT Vest. They work on different principles, both are proven to give positive results but as always with ataxia, it’s a case of trial and error for the individual.
I’ve been to a few AtaxiaUK Annual Conferences, and for this reason was interested in experiencing the NAF Convention😊 My main impression was that it was for obvious reasons on a much larger scale😉 It was good to see Exhibitors, I hadn’t seen any in the UK. Another thing I’d never experienced, a Silent Auction, a good way of raising funds and, a chance to bid for Weighted Vests😉
There were some interesting speakers, I was particularly drawn to Brent Vogel, he has that special ability to interact well and hold attention:blush: The Birds of a Feather group I attended was very sociable, questions, exchange of suggestions and advice flowed easily:blush: The day rounded off with a Banquet:yum: and disco
On the Sunday, I joined a group of friends, and we visited Morgan’s Wonderland. This a specially designed play park for children who find mainstream play parks challenging😊
I was lucky to be able to incorporate the Convention with a holiday, and met lots of very nice people😊xB