Miami

November 4-6, 2022

DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center

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

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Abilities Expo Makes Its
South Florida Debut

T

hree days. One roof. Endless access to the latest products, technologies and resources for the disability community! Get ready for an all-inclusive climbing wall, a ton of adaptive sports, the world-famous Rollettes, info-packed workshops and so much more. It's all free so join us and register today.

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

Check back 3 months before the Expo for our exciting 2022 line-up.

 

Get in the Game

We could talk for hours about the positive health and social impact of adaptive sports. Or you could just come to the Expo and test your skills at a multitude of adaptive sports.

Scale the Wall

Whatever your ability, YOU can conquer the all-inclusive climbing wall! With adaptive equipment and tips 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.

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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!

Calendar

 

Check back 3 months before the Expo for our exciting 2022 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 Scooter/Wheelchair Repair

Want assistance in getting around the Expo? Free loaner scooters are available 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 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

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

Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2022.

 

All About Service Dogs

All About Service Dogs

Presented 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. 

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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

Check back 3 months out to find out what's in store for 2022.

 

The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

Presented by: The Rollettes

Join us for a high-energy, live performance by Conner & Samantha of the Rollettes Los Angeles, an incredible wheelchair dance team. The dance team performs unique and captivating routines across the globe 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!

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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

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Adaptive Climbing Wall

Adaptive Climbing Wall

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

The Adaptive Climbing Wall is open to people of all abilities! There is no better person to learn adaptive climbing from than Mark Wellman of No Limits. Mark is a former Paralympian and Park Ranger, and he is the first paraplegic to summit El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Come climb the wall using Mark's innovative adaptive climbing techniques and adaptive sports gear. Climbing has tremendous benefits—building confidence, developing goal-setting skills, increasing strength and improving flexibility.

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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

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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!

Experience Creativity at the Artists Market

The area's most celebrated artists with disabilities will feature an eclectic mix of original, unforgettable artistry. From paintings to photos and more, their amazing works will be available for appreciation and purchase.

Inclusive Art

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Getting to Abilities Expo

DoubleTree Miami Airport & Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

Directions, Parking and Transpo

 

 

Directions | From North via Interstate 95

  • Take I-95 South to 836 West (Dolphin Expressway)
  • Follow 836 West to Milam Dairy Rd (NW 72nd Ave.) and exit
  • Turn left on Milam Dairy Rd
  • Turn left at the third light then immediate left and follow the sign to the hotel

Directions | From South

  • Take Hwy 826 North (Palmetto Expressway) to 836 East (Dolphin Expressway)
  • Exit on Milam Dairy Rd (NW 72nd Ave)
  • Turn right on Milam Dairy Rd
  • Turn left at the second light then immediate left & follow the sign to the hotel

Directions | From East

  • Take Hwy 826 North (Palmetto Expressway) to 836 East (Dolphin Expressway)
  • Exit on Milam Dairy Rd (NW 72nd Ave)
  • Turn right on Milam Dairy Rd
  • Turn left at the second light then immediate left & follow the sign to the hotel

Directions | From West

  • Take Hwy 836 East (Dolphin Expressway) to Milam Dairy Road (NW 72nd Ave) and exit
  • Turn right on Milam Dairy Rd
  • Turn left at the second light then take an immediate left and follow the sign to the hotel

 

Parking and Drop off

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Transpo to the 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.

Ryan Gebauer

Ryan Gebauer Bio Photo

Ryan Gebauer has led a very interesting life. In June 1995, when he was only 16 years old, Ryan and his friends were climbing a tree in his neighborhood, as teenagers often do. When Ryan jumped out of that tree into the lake below, his world was changed forever. Ryan lost balance, landed in the water breaking his neck at the C3-4 level and leaving him paralyzed. He was hospitalized for six months following his injury. During that time, he had numerous surgeries, went through rehabilitation, and generally learned how to live as a quadriplegic.

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