Special Needs Group, Inc. Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2012 American Business Awards(SM) for SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate™ Program Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 18 in New York

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Needs Group, Inc. (http://www.specialneedsgroup.com) was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - Up to 100 Employees category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards.

The SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate™ Program was recognized as a landmark milestone in furthering the cause of accessible travel for the over 63 million Americans with disabilities and special needs. In 2011, Special Needs Group™ created its online Accessible Travel Advocate course, an industry first, to provide travel professionals with critical knowledge, skills, and resources to help clients with special needs realize their travel dreams. Most travel professionals previously did not have, or know how to acquire, information about how to service travelers with special needs.

"We're extremely honored to have won the Gold Stevie Award," said Andrew J. Garnett, president and CEO of Special Needs Group. "Our mission is to deliver an accessible world, and our Accessible Travel Advocate program is a critical component to achieving this mission."

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 18 are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Special Needs Group, Inc.

Special Needs Group, Inc. is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals and served 99 cities and ports globally in 2011. It also offers a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world's major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. Special Needs Group is the only mobility and oxygen equipment supplier that is approved to deliver to all major cruise lines. Special Needs Group is the industry's only total special needs travel solution. It is located at 302 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004. For more information, visit http://www.specialneedsgroup.com or call 1-800-513-4515.

Duree Ross
Duree & Company, Inc.
Ph: 954-723-9350


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SOURCE Special Needs Group, Inc.


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