Phoenix

SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2022

Westworld of Scottsdale

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

Register for Free

Activities and demos make the total Abilities experience or the new schedule.

Add some exciting new activities to your life? Abilities Expo showcases a wide range of events that not only entertain, they also give you the opportunity to try new things, expand your interests and discover ways to be more involved in the local Phoenix area.

More events added each week. Check back for details!

  • Try a variety of adaptive sports
  • Transform your face at the face painters
  • Learn how to work with assistance dogs
  • Break out your dancing wheels
  • Find out what horses can do for people with disabilities

There’s a lot going on at Abilities Expo! Be sure to also check out the Free Workshops

* Please note dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Please check the schedule at the show for final times and events. Abilities Expo is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speakers.

All Day, Every Day

All Day

USA Wheelchair Football League Tournament

Presented by: Move United

Location: Fields 1 & 2

All About Service Dogs

For the first time in history, the seven teams of the USA Wheelchair Football League will come together for an epic competition right on the show floor of Abilities Expo. Join us on the sidelines to witness this high-energy, fast-paced tournament and learn how you, too, can get involved and empower others to excel both on and off the field through teamwork, dedication and resilience. Click here for the game day schedule.
Learn more: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/wheelchair-football/

Friday, September 10, 2021

12:00 – 12:45

All About Service Dogs

Presented by: Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids

Location: Events Arena

All About Service Dogs

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.
Learn More: www.caninesforkids.org

1:00 – 1:45

Pickleball

Presented by: Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Miranda Vaughn, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

Pickleball

Learn a new adaptive sport! A paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Check out this fast growing sport.
Learn more: https://ability360.org

2:00 – 2:45

Krankfusion

Presented by: Brielle Carter, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

The class incorporates both the Krankcycle® and indoor cycling bike into one class. Kranking® is an upper body and cardio workout. Indoor cycling is a lower body and cardio workout. Join us for the one of a kind class!
Learn more: https://ability360.org

3:00 – 3:45

Tabata Workout

Presented by: Christina Chambers, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

Tabata Workout

This high intensity interval training type of work aims to yield the most benefits in a short amount of time. Join us for an adaptive workout of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest in an interval format.
Learn more: https://ability360.org

4:00 – 4:45

Pickleball

Presented by: Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Miranda Vaughn, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

Pickleball paddles

Learn a new adaptive sport! A paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Check out this fast growing sport.
Learn more: https://ability360.org

Saturday, September 11, 2021

11:00am - 5:00pm (or while supplies last)

Make & Take Craft Project - CD Coaster

Presented by: Samantha Feigenbaum, Recycled Art Instructor

Location: Next to Events Arena

Make & Take Craft Project - CD Coaster

Create your own CD Coaster with recycled art instructor Samantha Feigenbaum! Samantha will be there all day Saturday, or as long as their supplies last.

11:15 – 12:00

All About Service Dogs

Presented by: Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids

Location: Events Arena

All About Service Dogs

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.
Learn More: www.caninesforkids.org

12:15 – 12:45

Adapted Fitness

Presented by: Steph "The Hammer" Roach

Location: Events Arena

Adapted Fitness

The Staying Driven Fitness program is unique in the way we choose to cater to the specific needs of the adaptive and aging population. Our program merges top notch coaching with a supportive community to help everyday people achieve a greater fitness potential. This educational, interactive experience is available to the public regardless of age, location, abilities, or skill level.

Our mission is to educate, empower, and motivate athletes through fitness; giving everyday people the opportunity to celebrate success.
Learn more: https://www.stayingdrivenlive.com

2:00 – 2:45

Krankfusion

Presented by: Brielle Carter, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

The class incorporates both the Krankcycle® and indoor cycling bike into one class. Kranking® is an upper body and cardio workout. Indoor cycling is a lower body and cardio workout. Join us for the one of a kind class!
Learn more: https://ability360.org

3:00 – 4:00

Adapted Fitness

Presented by: Steph "The Hammer" Roach

Location: Events Arena

Adapted Fitness

The Staying Driven Fitness program is unique in the way we choose to cater to the specific needs of the adaptive and aging population. Our program merges top notch coaching with a supportive community to help everyday people achieve a greater fitness potential. This educational, interactive experience is available to the public regardless of age, location, abilities, or skill level.

Our mission is to educate, empower, and motivate athletes through fitness; giving everyday people the opportunity to celebrate success.
Learn more: https://www.stayingdrivenlive.com

4:15 – 4:45

Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer: Spirit Wolves

Presented by: Spirit Wolves: the 2021 US National Adaptive Abilities Team, representing USA Cheer and the International Cheer Union

Location: Events Arena

Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer: Spirit Wolves

Discover the new sport of Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer! Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer brings two kinds of athletes together: those with disabilities—or "with limitations," according to USA Cheer—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 Spirit Wolves will showcase their skills with a demonstration. Then you are invited to try it for yourselves with the US Nationals Team! Bring your cheer!
Learn more: www.usacheer.org, https://cheerunion.org/disciplines/sach/, https://www.facebook.com/ParaCheerSpiritNFPMidwestUS/
Follow us: Twitter @ParaCheerMidUS & Instagram @Para_Cheer_Spirit

Sunday, September 12, 2021

11:45 – 12:30

Adapted Fitness

Presented by: Steph "The Hammer" Roach

Location: Events Arena

Adapted Fitness

The Staying Driven Fitness program is unique in the way we choose to cater to the specific needs of the adaptive and aging population. Our program merges top notch coaching with a supportive community to help everyday people achieve a greater fitness potential. This educational, interactive experience is available to the public regardless of age, location, abilities, or skill level.

Our mission is to educate, empower, and motivate athletes through fitness; giving everyday people the opportunity to celebrate success.
Learn more: https://www.stayingdrivenlive.com

1:00 – 1:45

Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer: Spirit Wolves

Presented by: Spirit Wolves: the 2021 US National Adaptive Abilities Team, representing USA Cheer and the International Cheer Union

Location: Events Arena

Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer: Spirit Wolves

Discover the new sport of Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer! Adaptive Cheer/ParaCheer brings two kinds of athletes together: those with disabilities—or "with limitations," according to USA Cheer—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 Spirit Wolves will showcase their skills with a demonstration. Then you are invited to try it for yourselves with the US Nationals Team! Bring your cheer!
Learn more: www.usacheer.org, https://cheerunion.org/disciplines/sach/, https://www.facebook.com/ParaCheerSpiritNFPMidwestUS/
Follow us: Twitter @ParaCheerMidUS & Instagram @Para_Cheer_Spirit

2:00 – 3:00

Pickleball

Presented by: Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Miranda Vaughn, Ability360

Location: Events Arena

Pickleball

Learn a new adaptive sport! A paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Check out this fast growing sport.
Learn more: https://ability360.org

3:15 – 3:45

Adapted Fitness

Presented by: Steph "The Hammer" Roach

Location: Events Arena

Adapted Fitness

The Staying Driven Fitness program is unique in the way we choose to cater to the specific needs of the adaptive and aging population. Our program merges top notch coaching with a supportive community to help everyday people achieve a greater fitness potential. This educational, interactive experience is available to the public regardless of age, location, abilities, or skill level.

Our mission is to educate, empower, and motivate athletes through fitness; giving everyday people the opportunity to celebrate success.
Learn more: https://www.stayingdrivenlive.com

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