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Monday, June 16, 2014

Abilities Expo - Chicago | June 27 -29, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL

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Chicago Abilities Expo Event

Abilities Expo is a CELEBRATION of what you CAN DO

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? Register for free today.

Video: Abilities Expo in Action 

See Abilities In Action

Check out more Abilities Expo videos! You'll hear from first-time attendees amazed at the sheer volume of disability products and services under one roof. You'll get a sneak peek at what keeps our veteran Expo-goers coming back year after year. You'll see it all--the dancing, the climbing walls, the horse demos, the adaptive sports and, most of all, you'll see the people with widely ranging abilities learning, engaging and having a wonderful time!
Abilities Expo Products and Services 

Products, Services and Technologies for ALL Disabilities

Whether your disability is physical, sensory, learning, developmental or a combination, Abilities Expo strives to provide the products and services to help you meet and overcome your daily challenges. You'll have the opportunity to test drive cutting-edge devices to determine what meets your individual needs. If it’s smaller ticket products that you want, look no further than the ingenious, low-cost inventions at the Retail Pavilion.
Abilities Expo Los Angeles 

Friendly, helpful exhibitors will showcase products and services in the following categories:

From global companies with household name products, to local Mom-and-Pops selling ingenious low-cost gadgets, to not-for-profits chock-full of resources, the Abilities Expo exhibitors share a common goal. They want to help improve your life. The product categories found at the Expo are as different as the attendees they serve. Move your mouse over this area, and a full list will appear.
  • Apparel/Accessories
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Architecture/Accessible Home Modification
  • Assistive Technology
  • Associations/Service Organizations/Government Agencies
  • Bathroom Equipment
  • Beds/Furnishings/Accessories
  • Books
  • Cars/Vans/Conversions/Accessories
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Products
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Education/School
  • Financial/Planning Services
  • Gifts
  • Health Plans
  • Home Medical Equipment
  • Hospital
  • Legal Services
  • Low Vision Products
  • Nutritional Products
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Patient Lifts/Elevators
  • Pediatric Equipment
  • Personal Care Products/Services
  • Publications
  • Ramps
  • Rehabilitative Programs
  • Scooters/Accessories
  • Seating/Positioning Systems/Accessories
  • Skin Care Products
  • Sports Equipment Products
  • Therapy
  • Travel Services
  • Walkers/Accessories
  • Wheelchairs/Accessories
Abilities Expo New York 

Illuminating Workshops on the Issues that Matter

Each Expo features compelling sessions focused on travel, home modifications, finance, dating, physical therapy for kids, cutting-edge technologies, finding the correct mobility device and much, much more. Click for more.
Abilities Expo New York 

All Work and No Play…

It’s not enough for us to provide a forum where you can gain knowledge and access to life-altering products. We want you to have a blast, too! There’s sports, dance, music, celebrities, assistance dogs, therapy horses, face painting for kids and more. Experience it from the sidelines or—and here’s our preference—join in the fun! Click for more.
Abilities Expo Ambassadors: George Flores 

Meet the Ambassadors

Abilities Expo Ambassadors are members of the Community of people with disabilities who are spearheading the outreach effort for the Expo. They are also a great resource so feel free to ask them any disability-related questions. Click for more.

Register for Abilities Expo

For Abilities Expo Chicago (in Schaumburg) webpage, visit: 


Adaptive R/C Car Races, Sports, Latest Tech, Adaptive Vehicles and More--All at ABILITIES EXPO, June 27-29

CHICAGOJune 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether one has a disability or takes care of a person who does, they will not want to miss all the latest gadgets, cars, products and services that enhance the potential of those with disabilities, which will be on display at Abilities Expo on June 27-29, 2014 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

This year, the annual Chicago Abilities Expo will feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.
"It's not just that we provide a forum that showcases essential technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The Expo is always new and exciting with a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities."
Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station will also be available during show hours.

"The Expo provides the community of people with disabilities access to life-enhancing products, education, resources and fun," said Korse. "Most of all, it's a celebration of what you can do, not what you can't."

The Latest Products and ServicesAttendees will experience cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. They will find mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for people with sensory impairments and much more. The Assistive Technology Showcase will also feature an array of devices for attendees to experience hands-on.

Relevant Workshops
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, home modifications, technology, intensive physical therapy, celebrating the life of your unique child and that is just for starters.

Sports, Dancing, Art and More!Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all levels of ability can test their skills at martial arts, learn the latest dance moves, race radio controlled cars and play adaptive sports. There will also be special instruction on manual wheelchair skills for people of all abilities. If you have never hopped a curb or popped a wheelie, now is your chance to learn. Kids will love the face painting and special adaptive art activities especially created to accommodate all levels of ability. There will even be a giant floor mural for everyone to express their inner artist.

Meet the AnimalsAnimals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent. Expo-goers will enjoy assistance dog demos, as well as a crash course on how to buy, train and live with your service dog. They will also see how miniature horses have become effective therapy animals.

Celebrity EncountersOne of the stars of Push Girls—a docu-series from the Sundance Channel which traces the lives of four dynamic women in Hollywood who happen to be in wheelchairs—will make an appearance at Abilities Expo. Chelsie Hill will lead the Walk and Roll Dance Team in daily dance events, and host book signings for her new novel,Push Girl.

Mike Berkson and Tim Wamback, stars of the hit stage show Handicap This!, will perform on June 28, bringing their true-life adventure to expo-goers.

Come and introduce yourself to Brody Roybal. At just 15-years-old, Brody was the youngest member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team competing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Meet Karen Kain and get your copy of her new book signed. A Unique Life Fully Lived is the journey of Karen and her medically fragile, yet unbelievably courageous daughter Lorrin, who was vaccine injured at 6-weeks-old.

Julie-Anne Braun, author of Fallen Angel Rising, will be at the Expo to sign copies of her inspiring autobiography about conquering your demons and reaching beyond them.

For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/chicago.  


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