Abilities Expo: Fostering the Capabilities People with Disabilities

For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the one show dedicated to educating and improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, senior citizens, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals and professional therapists. It has been the nation’s foremost event for companies to demonstrate their products and services to the largest community of end-users and industry professionals.


Now under new management in 2009, Abilities Expos will continue to evolve to meet the needs of this growing community. With 25 years of experience producing a variety of successful trade shows, the new management team has devised a strategy that will more effectively serve people with disabilities, healthcare professionals and the businesses that cater to this market.

We have added compelling new features—a career fair, a professional focus, new geographic markets and conference programs which appeal to a wider audience—to enhance the event experience. Likewise, Abilities Expo veterans can also expect to see a significant number of new faces as a result of the revamped approach to attracting attendees. Not only will we conduct a high-visibility local advertising campaign, but we have also instituted a hardcore grass roots initiative which is distinguished by our new Ambassador program. This venture enlists the aid of members of the local community of people with disabilities, or Ambassadors, to lead community outreach efforts.

Despite new innovations, the show’s principles have remained constant since Richard Wooten first launched the event in the late 1970s and will continue into the future. Abilities Expo recognizes the prodigious effort that people with disabilities make every day and is determined to make their lives a little less challenging.

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