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Abilities Expo Emergency Preparedness Workshop to Provide Vital Disaster Strategies for Boston's Disability Community
Expo to Also Feature Assistive Tech, Sports, Dancing and Latest Disability Products,
September 8-10, 2017
Boston, MA – People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on September 8-10, 2017 at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center are eagerly anticipating the "Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities" workshop on September 8 at 2:30pm, as well as the opportunity to discover the latest products, education and fun for all ages.
"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."
Admission to Abilities Expo is free and show hours are Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and sign language interpreters are also be available during show hours.
Abilities Meet Up Zone
The Abilities Meet Up Zone is a dedicated area on the show floor where attendees can interact with both peers and experts. Many workshop and event presenters stop by the Zone to engage one-on-one with attendees. And kids love the face painting and photo booth.
Latest Products and Services
Attendees 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 more. The Assistive Technology Showcase features cutting-edge AT for people to experience hands-on.
A series of compelling workshops on emergency preparedness, travel, horse therapy, therapeutic cannabis, pediatric therapies and more are offered free-of-charge to all attendees. On September 10, caregivers are welcome for sessions on stress relief, better sleep and future planning. CEU-earning seminars for physical therapists, occupational therapists and disability professionals are available on September 8.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Assistance Animals and More
Abilities Expo engages and entertains. Attendees can let loose with daily dance demos led by Chelsie Hill and the Rollettes, enjoy service dog demos and test their skills with adaptive sports like the NEW wheelchair boarding, golf, power soccer and handcycling. They will also get to meet WCMX athlete Jerry Diaz.
For more information, visit https://www.abilities.com/boston.
The Latest Products and Services
Attendees experience cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. They discover mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for seniors and equipment for people with sensory impairments and much more. The Assistive Technology Showcase, sponsored by Easter Seals, will also feature an array of devices for attendees to experience hands-on.
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues are offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions focus on travel, therapeutic cannabis, emergency preparedness, living with chronic pain, bionics, alternative pediatric therapies and that is just for starters. Caregiver Day on September 18 offers workshops geared for loved ones to ensure that they stay healthy as well.
Sports, Dancing, Cosplay and Other Disability-focused Activities
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all levels of ability can test their skills with adaptive sports like sled hockey, power soccer, rugby, basketball and tennis. They learn the latest dance moves from Push Girl and fan-favorite Auti Angel, and release those happy hormones through therapeutic yoga. The Adaptive Gaming Pavilion opens up the virtual world of gaming to the community using clever adaptive controls. There is 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 love the face painting, too.
Meet the Animals
Animals 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 can enjoy service dog demonstrations, and learn how these four-legged friends can improve quality of life. There will also be a workshop where Expo-goers can learn if monkey helpers are right for them.
For more information, visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/boston.
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