Phoenix

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2021

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

Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Race Experience

Presented by: Ainsley's Angels of America

Location: Booth #338

Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Race Experience

Test drive the Ainsley's Angels athletic ride-along experience! Created for anyone who would otherwise not be able 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. Be sure to visit the Ainsley's Angels of America booth to sign up to experience the thrill TODAY! First-person-first-served. A limited number of race experience times are available on each day of the Expo.
Learn more: www.AinsleysAngels.org

Manual Wheelchair Skills for Everyone

Presented by: Empower Spinal Cord Injury

Location: Booth #534

Manual Wheelchair Skills for Everyone

What tricks do you use to get yourself off the ground? How are your curb-hopping skills? Able-bodied and would like to learn some manual wheelchair skills? Visit the Manual Wheelchair Skills booth presented by Empower Spinal Cord Injury! We will help you brush up on old skills and learn new skills from others. The booth will be staffed with both manual wheelchair-users and able-bodied staff. Skills will include curb-hopping, fall recovery, wheelie management, wheelchair maintenance, and challenging transfers. Open to both wheelchair-users and able-bodied individuals, there will be several wheelchairs present for able-bodied individuals to try out these skills. Visit us for a personal "Learn New Skills" time where you can spend 15 dedicated minutes getting one-on-one assistance with a skill you'd like to master. Based on availability. Attendees can reserve specific times at the booth.
Learn more: www.empowersci.org

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 Hammerman

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

Skateboarding

Presented by: The Skate Connection

Location: Events Arena

Skateboarding

The Skate Connection is committed to providing opportunities for people with and without disabilities to skateboard together and cultivate an integrated community deeply rooted in the love for skateboarding. Founded in 2011 by Adam Grijalva, The Skate Connection is a simple, dynamic organization that has sprouted from a small crew of skateboarders to a movement that is reaching communities all across California and connecting the hearts of skateboarders worldwide. At The Skate Connection, we don't create skateboarders or make friendships rather we just receive new members into our community and provide an authentic skateboarding experience so they may encounter the transforming love of skateboarding.
Learn more: http://www.theskateconnection.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 – 4:00

Adapted Fitness

Presented by: Steph Hammerman

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 Hammerman

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 Hammerman

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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