• Chicago Abilities Expo
    CHICAGO
    June 23 - 25, 2017
    Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

The Abilities Meet Up Zone

Meetup ZoneFriday, June 23: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 24: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, June 25: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Booth #720

Abilities Expo is thrilled to provide Chicago expo-goers with a fun place to relax and casually interact with experts and 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 MUZ 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. 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.

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. 

Amputees

Community experts, Expo presenters and exhibitors will also be stopping by to answer questions and connect with visitors.

“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.

Amputees

Amputees

Schedule

Friday, June 23, 2017

11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Meet Up Zone Open

1:00pm
Accessible Homes
Rob Horkheimer, Bridgeway Independent Living Designs
Learn more

2:15 pm
Travel
John Morris, WheelchairTravel.org
Learn more

2:45 pm
Auti Angel, star of Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" and Abilities Expo "Dancebassador"
Learn more

3:45 pm
Nutrition
Tracy Williams, www.tracysplate.com
Learn more

3:45 pm
Miniature Therapy Horses
Mane in Heaven
Learn more

Saturday, June 24, 2017

11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Meet Up Zone Open

11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Face Painting

12:00 pm
Service Dogs
Mallory Anderson, Canines for Disabled Kids
Learn more

1:00 pm
Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy
Taylor DeValk, PT, DPT, CI Pediatric Therapy Centers
Learn more

1:45 pm
Auti Angel, star of Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" and Abilities Expo "Dancebassador"
Learn more

1:45 pm
Book Signing with the Author of Wendy on Wheels!

Wendy on WheelsBook signing with Angela Ruzicka, author of the popular Wendy on Wheels series. Angela's books will be available for purchase ($15 each or $50 for all 4). Learn more about the books at www.wendyonwheels.com. Angela will also be sharing news about her fifth book, "Wendy on Wheels Moves On", due to be released in fall 2017. 

2:15 pm
Travel
John Morris, WheelchairTravel.org
Learn more

3:00 pm
Learning American Sign Language
Timothy Thomas, Karasch & Associates
Learn more

3:15 pm
Service Dogs
Illini Service Dogs
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3:45 pm
Pediatric Therapies, Activities and Resources
Michelle Haney, PT, Euro-Peds National Center for Intensive Pediatric PT
Learn more

Sunday, June 25, 2017

11:30am – 3:30pm
Meet Up Zone Open

11:30am – 3:00pm
Face Painting

12:00pm
Peer Counseling
Presenter: Shelly Berry, Access Living

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

1:30pm
Future Care Plans *
Mary Anne Ehlert, Expert in Special Needs Planning and Services

1:30pm
Robots
Frill-Ability and Nao the Robot

2:00pm
Miniature Horses
Mane in Heaven
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2:15pm
Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues *
Jay Gupta, RPh, MScIM, MTM, RxYT

2:45pm
Auti Angel, star of Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" and Abilities Expo "Dancebassador"
Learn more

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