DECEMBER 3-5, 2021

Dallas Market Hall

Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

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Even Abilities Expo is Bigger in Texas

We are thrilled to bring Abilities Expo to the disability community in North Texas. First, we’ll show you all the latest products, tech and game-changing opportunities. Next, you can attend informative workshops on issues that matter to you. Then you can try your hand at a host of different adaptive sports, dancing and fun. After that, let’s all go out for BBQ! Abilities Expo is free, so join us and register today.

Coronavirus Update: As we welcome you back to live, in-person Abilities Expos, please note that we will follow all venue and local regulations regarding COVID-19 safety measures.

Latest Tech & Disability Products

Abilities Expo brings you thousands of game-changing products, services and technologies all under one roof. Regardless of the type and level of your disability, we strive to provide the resources you need to exceed your own expectations and thrive.

Informative Workshops

Attend free, info-packed workshops on issues that matter to you. Get tips on financial planning, making your home more accessible, traveling with a disability and how medical cannabis can help a variety of conditions. There's more, check it out!

Interactive Events and Features

Find your new favorite pastime at Abilities Expo! Try such inclusive activities as adaptive sports, dance, assistance animals and so much more for the kids of all ages! If something sparks your interest, you can find out how to engage year-round.

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Must-See and Can't-Miss Expo Experiences

There is just so much to see and do at Abilities Expo. Here are a few opportunities you don't want to let pass you by.

Cool Show Features

Here's what we did in 2019. Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2020.


Meet Micah Fowler

Before he became a famous actor, Speechless star Micah Fowler was a long-time Abilities Expo attendee. Now you can meet him in person on Dec. 15! Get you best selfie post ready!

Scale the Wall

Regardless of your level of ability, YOU can conquer the completely inclusive climbing wall! With adaptive equipment and some coaching from Paralympian Mark Wellman, the summit will be within your reach.

We Love How They Roll

Join the world-famous Rollettes for some hip-hoppin’ dance fun! Get a front row seat for their dynamic performances, then you get to learn their signature dance moves and how they make it look so effortless.

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Plan Your Visit to Abilities Expo

Don’t miss our life-enhancing exhibits, dynamic workshops and fun events for kids of all ages!



View the 2019 Dallas Show Directory

Check back 3 months before the Expo for our exciting 2020 line-up.

Disability Services for Expo-goers

In our efforts to ensure a positive show experience, Abilities Expo endeavors to accommodate the disability community with a host of special show services including loaner scooters, sign language interpretation, free wheelchair, captioning services for the workshop and so much more!

Special Show Services for People with Disabilities


Loaner Scooters and Wheelchair Repair

For those who would like assistance in getting around the show, free loaner scooters are available during show hours on a first come, first served basis. Is your wheelchair in need of a tune-up? Look to the Free Wheelchair Repair Pavilion for minor maintenance.

Sign Language and CART Services

American Sign Language interpretation services will be available for those need translation. Workshops will also offer CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services where everything spoken by the presenter will be captioned on a large screen.

Large Print Accommodations

Large print versions of the exhibitor list and the events/workshops schedule will be available by request at the registration counters.

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Assistance Animals Play Critical Role in Disability Community

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.

Service Dogs

Here's what we did in 2019. Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2020.


All About Service Dogs
Canine Companions for Independence – Service Dog Demo
Service Dogs: In & Out – Untangling the Laws on Public Access

All About Service Dogs

All About Service DogsPresented by: Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids

Discover how service dogs are meeting the needs of people with many different disabilities. Find out the many ways service dogs can help achieve independence in people's lives – from picking up a cell phone to providing physical stability, even counting money! Service dogs are available for many different types of disability, including vision and hearing loss, mobility, autism and seizure/allergy alert. Learn about funding support, the process to acquire a dog, and what to expect from your service dog provider organization. 

Canine Companions for Independence – Service Dog Demo

Canine Companions for Independence – Service Dog Demo

Presented by: Colleen Reilly, Canine Companions for Independence

A demonstration from professional trainers at Canine Companions for Independence to show how expertly trained assistance dogs can enhance the lives of children, adults and veterans with a variety of disabilities by assisting with physical tasks. 

Service Dogs: In & Out – Untangling the Laws on Public Access

Service Dogs: In & Out – Untangling the laws on Public Access

Presented by: Dorey Petty, Service Dogs, Inc.

In this workshop we will discuss what a service dogs is, as well as addressing service dogs in the law:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)
  • Texas statute

We will role play scenarios and discuss appropriate and Inappropriate dog behavior. Fun quizzes – cool prizes.


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Learn the Latest Adaptive Dance Moves

Dancing is great for the body, and even better for spirit!
Don't miss your change to get in the groove.

Inclusive Dance Performances

Here's what we did in 2019. Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2020.



Ayita Wheelchair Dance Presentation and Class
The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

Ayita Wheelchair Dance Presentation and Class

Ayita Wheelchair Dance Presentation and Class

Presented by: Ayita Wheelchair Dance

Meet the young ladies of this amazing Texas-based wheelchair dance troupe! Ayita is a dance class for children who use wheelchairs. Their mission is to inspire, encourage, and build confidence! Abilities Expo is thrilled to welcome these talented young dancers to the show. They will be treating the crowd to thrilling performance. Then it's your chance to join them on the dance floor and learn some new moves at their dance class. Ayita is located in Fort Worth, TX.

The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

Presented by: Ayita Wheelchair Dance

Join us for a high-energy, live performance by The Rollettes Los Angeles, an incredible wheelchair dance team. The dance team performs unique and captivating routines across the country as well as sharing their stories of adversity and how through determination and high spirits they've gone on with their lives to fulfill their dreams to dance. Following the performance, it's your turn! Everyone will have a chance to get out on the dance floor and learn some moves.


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Get in the Game with Adaptive Sports

The sidelines are no place for you so take your pick from a variety of interactive, adaptive sports. You’ll get the blood pumping, improve fitness and build confidence
…and the fun factor is off the charts!

Adaptive Sports

Here's what we did in 2019. Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2020.


Accessible/Adaptive Chair Yoga Class
Adaptive Climbing Wall
Drumba Fitness
One World Karate
Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Racing Experience

Accessible/Adaptive Chair Yoga Class

Accessible/Adaptive Chair Yoga Class

Presented by: Jackie Gadd, BYOMOGA

Yoga IS for Every Body—no experience needed. Bring your body (and whatever you need to support). You are invited to attend a playful 45-minute session to experience how yoga can be accessible and beneficial for everyone. This inclusive and accessible program includes breathwork to illustrate the energizing and calming effects yoga can have on the body and mind, and to prepare the body for movement flow.

Adaptive Climbing Wall

Adaptive Climbing Wall

Presented by: Mark Wellman, Adventure Athlete, Paralympian, No Limits Tahoe
Sponsored by: Coloplast

Adaptive climbing is a sport that is open to people of all abilities! It's not just for experienced athletes. There is no better person to learn adaptive climbing from than adventure athlete, speaker and author Mark Wellman of No Limits. Come climb the wall using Mark's innovative adaptive climbing techniques and adaptive sports gear! Mark is a former Paralympian and the first paraplegic to summit El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.


Drumba Fitness

Drumba Fitness

Presented by: Dina Scott, Drumba Fitness

Drumba is a full-body cardio exercise that uses weighted/non-weighted Drumba Stix! It can be done seated or standing. It relieves stress, helps focus, and improves hand/eye coordination working both sides of your brain. It is a fun cardiovascular workout for all ages and abilities.


One World Karate


Presented by: Texas Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Join Texas Adaptive Sports and Recreation for an inclusive and adapted audience participation event from One World Karate. One World Karate specializes in adapting and modifying martial arts instruction to students of all abilities and would like to invite the audience to learn adapted Martial Arts from the instructors which would include some blocking and striking of pads, and various other techniques.

ParaCheerAll About Service Dogs

Presented by: ParaCheer Midwest

ParaCheer brings two kinds of athletes together: those with disabilities and those without. Cheerleading, by nature, pushes boundaries and questions limitations, and these athletes are doing just that, modifying stunts and adjusting routines to create something new. ParaCheer Midwest will showcase their skills with a demonstration. Then you are invited to try it for yourselves! Bring your cheer!

Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Racing Experience

Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Racing Experience

Presented by: Ainsley’s Angels of America

Test-drive the Ainsley's Angels athletic ride-along experience! For anyone who would otherwise be unable to experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels creates "Angel Teams" by pairing Athlete riders with runners to compete in endurance events and road races. The Athlete rider is the core of the team and pulls the runner across the finish line with smiles, cheers and immeasurable inspirational spirit.



Presented by: RISE Adapted Sports

Join us to try out WCMX (wheelchair skate). We will have the ramps, chairs, helmets and knee & elbow pads, you just need to bring yourself! (Please note this event was designed for children.)

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AT Showcase: Interact with Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Explore how assistive technology can help you or your loved
ones bridge the gap between ability and disability!

Assistive Technology Showcase

Texas Technology Access Program

The Abilities Expo AT Showcase, sponsored by the Texas Technology Access Program (TTAP) of the University of Texas at Austin, is your chance to explore how assistive technology can help you or your loved ones bridge the gap between ability and disability!

TTAP is dedicated to increasing the access for people with disabilities to AT that offers greater control over their surroundings and an enhanced ability to function independently. They develop programs to improve access, advocacy and awareness of assistive technology to meet the needs of Texans with disabilities.

Learn more.

We'll see you there!

Adaptive Art Experience

Utilizing specially adapted art tools, kids of all abilities can discover their inner artist.

Here's what we did in 2019. Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2021.



ZOT ARTZ FOR KIDSNot only is this activity completely accessible and a tremendous opportunity for kids to express themselves, they get to take their creation home with them! Hope there's room on the fridge. Stop by booth 357 and join the fun!

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Getting to Abilities Expo

Dallas Market Hall
2200 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207

Directions, Parking and Transpo


Directions | From Downtown:

  • Take 35E North to the Market Center Blvd exit.
  • Exit at Market Center Blvd.
  • Stay on the service road approximately half a mile.  
  • Dallas Market Hall will be on your right.

Directions | From the Tollway:

  • Take the Dallas North Tollway South to the end.
  • Once through the toll plaza, exit immediately on Wycliff.
  • Follow Wycliff until it dead ends into Harry Hines Blvd.
  • Take a right on Harry Hines and stay in the left lane.
  • At the next light, take a left onto Market Center Blvd.
  • Dallas Market Hall will be the closest building on your right.

Directions | From Fort Worth:

  • Take IH30 East through Arlington, Grand Prairie, and into Dallas.
  • Once you see the downtown skyline, get into the left lane and prepare to exit on 35E North (Stemmons Freeway).
  • Once on Stemmons, proceed to Market Center Blvd.
  • Exit Market Center Blvd.
  • Stay on the service road and proceed through the light across Market Center Blvd.
  • Dallas Market Hall is immediately on your right.

Directions | From Irving:

  • Take 183 East or 114 East to the merge with 35E South at Texas Stadium.
  • Once on 35E South, go approximately 7 miles to Market Center Blvd.
  • Exit Market Center Blvd.
  • Take a left.
  • Go under the bridge and take another immediate left to stay on the service road.
  • Dallas Market Hall is directly on your right.



Parking and Drop off

Parking is free. Spaces are located directly in front of the Hall's entrance and in the adjacent 3-level parking garage. If you would like to drop off any passengers before you park, please do so at the front of the hall before proceeding to park.

Dallas Market Directions

Transpo to the Expo

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Visit Dart.org to plan your trip to Abilities Expo. 

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Meet the Ambassadors

Local disability activists spearhead Abilities Expo's community outreach initiatives.

Ambassador Program


Meet the impressive individuals who have chosen to represent Abilities Expo to the Community.

Gina Jenkins McWilliams

Ian James Brown Bio

Gina lost her right leg below the knee as the result of a car accident 16 years ago. As she delved into the world of adaptive sports, she was continually in search of volleyball opportunities for women with disabilities. She finally found them when asked to attend the first ever women’s sitting volleyball camp, held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, in February 2003.

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Dylan Rafaty

Dylan Rafaty

Dylan Rafaty of Plano serves as the Vice Chair of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Dylan is currently Director of Business Development & Partnerships for C-Hear, Inc., a company that developed a way to make images accessible and heard. He is Founder / Chief Navigation Officer for DylanListed, LLC, a transition and support services provider for people with disabilities and veterans. Dylan also proudly sits on seven boards/committees benefiting local school districts, nonprofits and community organizations.

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Erika Warren

Erika Warren

I went to SMU, Meadows School of the Arts, on a music scholarship pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education, hoping to be a professional opera singer. My life took a drastic turn in 1997 when I was hit by a car in front of my childhood home, which altered my path as a classically trained opera singer. This experience, as well as other life changes I experienced as a teenager, made me re-think what I was going to do with my life.

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