New York Metro

May 1 - 3, 2020

New Jersey Convention & Expo Center

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

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Engage with Experts at the Meet Up Zone

Here's what we did in 2017. Stay tuned for 2018!

Please check back three months
before the Expo for the new schedule.

Meetup Zone

Abilities Expo is thrilled to provide expo-goers with a fun place to relax and interact with their peers. In the tradition of a town square and designed to foster community engagement, the Abilities Meet Up Zone will be a dedicated area right on the show floor where you can:

MEET other attendees, share experiences and get answers to your most urgent questions.

GREET friends for fun face-to-face reunions and engage with experts.

TWEET about your Zone experience. Remember, sharing is caring so head over to your favorite social media channel and post a few shots of you and your new friends. Don't forget to tag #AbilitiesExpo!

"The Abilities Meet Up Zone is the next step in enhancing the over Expo experience for our attendees," said Abilities Expo Co-owner Lew Shomer.

Meetup Zone

Zone Highlights

Friday, May 5, 2017


11:30am – 4:30pm

Meet Up Zone Open

1:00pm
Accessible Homes
Dr. Stephen Kanter, Licensed Physical Therapist; Director, AthCare Consulting and Education; Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services, International MS Management Practice; and Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences

Ms Wheelchair Texas1:00pm
Spinal Cord Injury Research
Tiffany Santiago, BS, Health Science Technician and Clinical Research Coordinator, James J Peters VA Medical Center; and Steve Knezevic, MS, Health Science Technician and Clinical Research Coordinator, James J Peters VA Medical Center

2:15pm
Chronic Pain
Casey Cashman, Executive Director, U.S. Pain Foundation

2:15pm
Practical Money Management
Maria C. McGinley, JD, MST, Partner, Mayerson & Associates

3:45pm
Emergency Preparedness
Regional Emergency Management and Disability Preparedness Experts

3:45pm
Accessible Travel
Kristy Lacroix, Owner/Agent, ACC, MCC, ECC, CTA, DS LS SNG Certified, Certified Accessible Travel Specialist, Wheelchair Escapes

3:45pm
Jerry Diaz, WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross) Athlete

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017


10:30am – 5:30pm

Meet Up Zone Open

10:30am – 5:00pm
Face Painting

12:15pm
Accessible Homes
Michael F. Tamara, AIA, Paralyzed Veterans of America

12:15pm
Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy
Lynette LaScala, NAPA Center and Lisa Murphy OTD, OTR/L, SWC, NAPA Center

1:00pm
Quad Rugby
Matthew Castellucio, New York Warriors Wheelchair Rugby Team

1:30pm
Accessible Travel
Steve Kerper, Easy Access Travel

1:30pm
Accessible Vehicles
Matt Swope, Director of Sales Eastern U.S., BraunAbility

1:45pm
Cosplay
Amy Passmore, CosAbility

2:00pm
Accessible Fashion
Grace Jun, MFA, BFA, Open Style Lab and Parsons School of Design

2:30pm
Meet Micah Fowler, Star, ABC's Speechless

2:45pm
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Shannon Kenitz, International Hyperbarics Association

2:45pm
Exoskeletons
Scott Reeves, PT., ReWalk

3:30pm
Horse Therapy
Loree Mahalchick, HorseSense Therapeutic Riding Center

4:45pm
Adapted Wheelchair Basketball

Joseph Slaninka, Henry Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball Program

Sunday, May 7, 2017


11:30am – 3:30pm

Meet Up Zone Open

11:30am – 3:00pm
Face Painting

1:00pm
Acupressure for Stress Relief
Regina Rosenthal, PT, MA, RYT-200

1:00pm
Adapted Wheelchair Basketball

Joseph Slaninka, Henry Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball Program

2:15pm
Insomnia: Getting Better Sleep
Jay Gupta RPh, MScIM, MTM, RxYT & Terry Gupta MSW, RxYT, RMT

 

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