Join #Unite4CRT Virtual Town Hall Meeting, March 24 7 pm EST

For people with disabilities, and especially wheelchair users, COVID-19 poses unique challenges because wheelchairs are touched frequently and in many places. Karen Roy and Madonna Long will lead a discussion with tips for wheelchair users to keep in mind when taking care of their mobility equipment and staying healthy in the environment around them.

Please join #Unite4CRT for this important discussion on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm EST. They will be on Facebook Live or Zoom.

Join Zoon Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/945282483
Meeting ID: 945 282 483

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unite4CRT/

 

New York Metro and Toronto Abilities Expo Postponed Due to COVID-19

EEvery reporter in every newscast says the same thing when describing this contagion that has taken the world by storm. They say that the Coronavirus preys most heavily on those whose immune systems are compromised, seniors, and people with disabilities…basically the Abilities Expo family.

So we’ll do what we need to do to help stay safe. We’ll isolate as much as we can, we’ll scrub our hands whilst humming Happy Birthday twice, we’ll flatten the curve and we’ll wait it out. Abilities Expo will reschedule the New York Metro and Toronto shows from May to August 14-16 and October 2-4, respectively. Chicago, still months away on June 14-16, will proceed as scheduled, as will the Houston (July 31- Aug. 2), Phoenix (Sept. 11-13) and Dallas (Dec. 11-13) Expos. Any changes to this schedule will be found on Abilities.com.

Abilities Expo Thrilled to Offer New Dates to Continue Serving the Community

When the pandemic dust settles, Abilities Expo will be there for the disability community with thousands of products and services to boost independence. We’ll bring the info-packed workshops, the climbing wall, the inclusive dancing, the adaptive sports, the service animals and so much more.

If you have pre-registered for NY Metro or Toronto, your registration will be saved so that you do not have to go through the process again for the new dates.

In the meantime, we’ve gathered some COVID-19 resources and interesting reads for your consideration while you are social distancing.

New Mobility: COVID-19 Disability-Specific Coverage
Disability Scoop: Coronavirus Brings Added Worries for People with Disabilities
Psychology Today: Chronic Illness and Coronavirus
Vox: How Cancelled Events and Self-Quarantines Save Lives, In One Chart
Forbes: 5 Things to Know About Coronavirus and People with Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 FAQs and Info
World Health Organization
Public Health Agency of Canada

And here’s a great video from one of our favorite YouTubers with some pro tips for wheelers.


Stay safe and we can’t wait for you to join us at a future Abilities Expo!

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