• Boston Abilities Expo
    BOSTON
    September 21 - 23, 2018
    The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

Get in the Zone

Meetup Zone

Friday, September 8: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, September 9: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, September 10: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location:  Booth #633

Abilities Expo is thrilled to provide expo-goers with a fun place to relax and interact with their peers.

In the tradition of a town square and designed to foster community engagement, the Abilities Meet Up Zone will be a dedicated area right on the show floor where you can:

MEET other attendees in similar situations and share experiences. This is the perfect place to get answers to all of those nagging questions!

GREET Expo presenters, community experts and exhibitors who will stop by to answer questions and connect with you one-on-one. See the schedule below to plan your Zone experience.

TWEET about your Zone experience. Remember, sharing is caring so head over to your favorite social media channel and post a few shots of you and your new friends. Don't forget to tag #AbilitiesExpo!

"The Abilities Meet Up Zone is the next step in enhancing the over Expo experience for our attendees," said Abilities Expo Co-owner Lew Shomer.

Schedule

Think of the following Meet Ups as opportunities to personally interact with community leaders as a follow-up to the workshops and presentations happening in our workshops and event areas. Click the link beneath the Meet Ups for information on the full sessions.

Friday, September 8, 2017

11:30am – 4:30pm
Meet Up Zone Open

1:00pm
Free and Low Cost Options for Durable Medical Equipment in Massachusetts
Jennifer Baker, Ph.D., ATP, CAPS, OTA, PTA, REquipment

1:30pm
Wheelchair Skateboarding
Erik Kondo

2:15pm
Living Well with Chronic Pain
Casey Cashman, U.S. Pain Foundation

2:45pm
The Rollettes

3:45pm
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission

Saturday, September 9, 2017

11:30am – 4:30pm
Meet Up Zone Open

12:00pm – 4:00pm
Face Painting

12:00pm
Service Dogs
NEADS

12:15pm
Meet Jerry Diaz, WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross) Athlete

12:45pm
Wheelchair Skateboarding
Erik Kondo

1:30pm 
Future Care Planning for Family Members with Special Needs
Kathy Vitelli, Service Coordinator, PLAN of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

2:15pm
Wheelchair Travel: You Can Do It!
Kristy Lacroix, Wheelchair Escapes

2:45pm
The Rollettes

3:45pm
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
BINA Farm Center

Sunday, September 10, 2017

11:30am – 3:30pm
Meet Up Zone Open

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Face Painting

1:00pm
Acupressure for Stress Relief
Regina Rosenthal PT, MA, RYT-200*

1:45pm
Meet Jerry Diaz, WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross) Athlete

2:15pm
Putting Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues to Sleep
Jay Gupta RPh, MScIM, MTM, RxYT & Terry Gupta MSW, RxYT, RMT*

2:45pm  
The Rollettes

* Made possible by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Meetup Zone

Meetup Zone Pre-Register for Abilities Expo Today...It's Free!
Sign up for the Buzz stay in the know on disability news and info