Abilities Virtual Experience

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We're Going Virtual...Globally!

No need for masks or gloves, and you can connect with the disability-focused resources you need day or night in your pajamas. Take that, COVID-19! Until it's safe to meet in person again, we look forward to seeing the digital you at the Abilities Virtual Experience. Register for free today!

Did you miss the Experience June 19-21?
Don't worry, you can still see all of our wonderful sponsors and (spoiler alert) we are planning another one soon!  In the meantime, all of our free, info-packed workshops will be available for you to enjoy until July 31. Learn how to make your backyard accessible, how to afford the out-of-pocket costs on the equipment you need, how to share your personal story and so much more. Access the playlist here.

Latest Tech & Disability Products

Discover game-changing products, services and tech from the comfort of your couch. There will be product images, videos and special sponsor events to engage you. Have a question? Your click is their command!

Informative Virtual Workshops

Attend free, info-packed, on-demand workshops on issues that matter to you. Get tips on affording medical equipment, therapeutic cannabis and find out if a service dog is right for you. There's more, check it out!

Adaptive Online Activities

Just because we're not there in person doesn't mean you would find your new favorite pastime! Watch adaptive yoga demos, learn how to tune-up your own wheelchair, watch dance performance from the men of ILL-ABILITIES and more.

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Must-See and Can't-Miss Virtual Experiences

There is just so much to see at the Virtual Experience. Here are a few opportunities you don't want to let pass you by.

Cool Show Features

 

We Love How They Roll

Watch the world-famous Rollettes for some hip-hoppin' dance fun! Get a front row seat for their dynamic performances! You'll also learn some new moves from leading integrated dance company Dancing Wheels.

Finance the Devices You Need

The tech out there is mind-blowing and can significantly improve your independence. But we know that price tag can be overwhelming. Attend the Help Hope Live workshop to unlock your fundraising potential.

Connecting Mind, Body & Spirit

Adaptive yoga is not just popular, it's immensely valuable to the disability community. Expert yogis will help you tailor traditional poses to your physical reality, while you reap the benefits of this timeless art.

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Connect with the Sponsors

The Abilities Virtual Experience Sponsors are offering different ways to interact with you—from webinars to summits to Zoom meetings—that are taking place both during and after our online event.

Sponsor Special Events

 

Live Events
On Demand Events
Future Events
Special Show Promotions

Live Events

Special Needs Group Live Chat

VaPro Video

Presented by Special Needs Group
Friday, June 19: 8 am – Midnight, Eastern time Saturday, June 20: 9 pm – Midnight, Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 9 pm – Midnight, Eastern time

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LIVE CHAT.

Wheel the World: Talk to Our Team!

Wheel the World: Talk to Our Team!

Presented by Wheel the World
Friday, June 19: All day

Are you interested in learning more about accessible travel experiences?

Reach out!! We will be here to answer your questions and tell you more about Wheel the World, our mission, our packages, and our next destinations!

Join here to talk to us.

Adapt-Solutions Live Chat

VaPro Video

Presented by Adapt-Solutions
Friday, June 19: 9 am – 5 pm, Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 1 pm – 3 pm, Eastern time

Adapt-Solutions manufactures wheelchair accessible automotive turning seats, transfer systems and wheelchair lifting devices. Our mission is to help people with limited mobility get in and out of their vehicles by offering innovative, discreet, user-friendly and easily installed quality mobility equipment.

Chat with Adapt Solutions LIVE.

Omeo Live Zoom Event

Presented by Omeo Technology

Friday, June 19: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time
Sunday, June 21: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time

Click here to join us for our live Zoom Rooms events featuring FAQs and demos of the Omeo. The schedule will be the same each day.

9:00 am: Rolling with Gretchen
11:00 am: Rolling with Mike
1:00 pm: Team Event
3:00 pm: Questions for Kevin and Marcus
5:00 pm: Grab life by the Wheels

Wheelchair Escapes Q&A

Presented by Wheelchair Escapes
Friday, June 19: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time
Sunday, June 21: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time

Join accessible travel gurus Wheelchair Escapes for a live Q&A on Zoom. When do you want to travel? Location: Where do you want to go? I will listen to your request. I will evaluate your information and make the best recommendation for your special event. I will try my best to make your travel dream a reality. You will not know until we talk.  My motto is You can do it!  Let me help. Click on this Zoom link to join

Five Things People with Disabilities Should Know About Work

Presented by Starkloff Disability Institute
Friday, June 19: 11 am & 5 pm Eastern time

Learn five of the most important things people with disabilities should know when looking for or continuing work - including knowing your legal rights, identifying accommodations you need, how to navigate discrimination and disclosure, and ways to build a community at work.

REGISTER for the live Zoom session HERE.

Self-Advocacy and Student Success: Crafting a Smoother Journey to College

Self-Advocacy and Student Success: Crafting a Smoother Journey to College

Presented be Starkloff Disability Institute
June 19, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern time

Join us for a discussion about the importance of self-advocacy and the responsibilities necessary for success during a student's journey to college. Attendees will receive a Transition Planning Toolkit they can use to develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding.

REGISTER for the live Zoom event HERE

Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym Demonstration Q & A

Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym Demonstration Q & A

Presented by Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym
Friday, June 19: 2 pm Eastern time

Questions? Ultimate Workout And Recovery looks forward to demonstrating our amazing product LIVE for one hour on Friday June 19th at 2pm and we look forward to answering any and all your questions. Details to follow.

Zoom FloorCurl Q & A

Floorcurl

Presented by FloorCurl
Friday, June 19: 2 pm, Eastern time

Learn about FloorCurl. Ask our experts about FloorCurl and how it can work for you and your groups.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Learn About CalABLE

Calable

Presented by CalABLE
Friday, June 19: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm, Eastern Time Saturday, June 20: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Eastern time

Learn about FloorCurl. Ask our experts about FloorCurl and how it can work for you and your groups.

Friday's Zoom: Learn how you can invest and save for the future!

Saturday's Zoom: Tell your story about using your CalABLE account.

Click here to join the both the Friday and Saturday Zoom meetings.
Meeting ID: 439 140 4058 Password: 6530665

Cannabis for Beginners with Cannasafe

Social Impact

Presented by The Social Impact Center
Friday June 19: 5 pm Eastern time

CannaSafe presents an hour-long workshop on where you will learn more about the history of cannabis, how to shop for safe and clean cannabis goods, and the effects of cannabis in your system.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Medical Cannabis: Information and Education for Women with Heather Despres of ASA

VaPro Video

Presented by The Social Impact Center
Saturday June 20: 1 pm Easter time

Online Zoom lead by Heather Despres

Join us as our community partner Americans for Safe Access educate and guide women on cannabis and their health. Learn directly from the first organization in our nation fighting for communities to have education and safe access.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

2021 Toyota Sienna "Sneak Preview" Live Q&A

VaPro Video

Presented by Toyota Mobility
Saturday, June 20: 2:00-2:45 Eastern

Please join us Saturday June 20th for a LIVE Q&A Session.

Please join us Saturday June 20th for a LIVE Q&A Session. 

On Demand Events

The Gamut Network Episode Drops

The Gamut Network Episode Drops

Presented by: Gamut Management
Monday through Friday

The Gamut Network drops daily episodes M-F featuring people with disabilities, people who represent the community, and advocates. Join us in rebranding the way People with Disabilities are viewed in the public eye.

Access this engaging online talk show on The Gamut Network's YouTube Channel.

Installation on Action Trackchairs

Installation on Action Trackchairs

Presented by Motion Warriors
On Demand, Watch Anytime

See how quick and easy it is to install the On-the-Fly AutoLeveler on an Action Trackchair. The On-the-Fly AutoLeveler is a plug-and-play device that automatically self-levels the seat on power wheelchairs  such as Action Trackchairs. See it in action on YouTube.

Jennifer's Reading of the Book "All the Way to the Top"

All the Way to the Top Book

Presented by VMI
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Meet Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins she joined the disability rights movement at age six and has been a passionate advocate ever since.

Join Jennifer here as she reads her biography "All the Way to the Top."

Add VMI Vans to MyExperience to win one of ten signed copies of the book.

Follow Jennifer: https://jkclegacy.com

Buy A Copy

Micah Fowler - Things you always wanted to know

A Circle of Men

Presented by AMS Vans
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Meet actor Micah Fowler, star of ABC's Speechless. He has made appearances at many Abilities Expos, we didn't want to miss out on a great Q&A with him.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Follow Micah: www.micahfowler.com

Twitter & Instagram: @micahdfowler

Onli: Contamination and Prevention in IC Treatment

Onli Video

Presented by Hollister Incorporated
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Webinar: Moving Towards Greater Independence with Movable Mounts

Onli Video

Presented by BlueSky Designs
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Date/Time: On demand Location: https://www.mountnmover.com/remote-learning

View a recent recording of a webinar we did for Numotion. Be introduced to the features, operation and setup of a range of movable mounts. Case studies cover a variety of uses. illustrating mounting considerations.

Visit our Remote Learning page for more resources here!

Wheel the World Machu Picchu Documentary "Volver"

Wheel the World Machu Picchu Documentary "Volver"

Presented by Wheel the World
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Date/Time: On demand Location:Enjoy some of our main documentaries!

In 2018, we traveled to Peru with the goal of trekking the Inca Trail with two people in wheelchairs and designing an accessible trip. This trip changed tourism in Peru's Sacred Valley.

Watch the full documentary.

VaPro: Contamination and Prevention in IC Treatment

VaPro: Contamination and Prevention in IC Treatment

Presented by Hollister Incorporated
On Demand, Watch Anytime

Future Events

A Circle of Men

A Circle of Men

Presented by The ManKind Project
Wednesday - June 24, 2020, 5:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 Mountain, 7:30 Central, 8:30 Eastern

Imagine a circle of men where everyone listens not only to what you say, but also to the truth beneath your words. A circle where you can experience and develop a new leader within you, a new warrior. A place that is safe to be who you really want to be.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
895 9989 4480 Password: 496111

Union County New Jersey Active Shooter Video

Union County New Jersey Active Shooter Video

Presented by Emergency Preparedness of NY and NJ
Streaming Now!

Watch this video on the Union County Active Shooter Awareness Training for Citizens with Access & Functional Needs. This step-by-step instruction is designed to elevate awareness related to active shooter response, reaction and guidance.

Ask Nurse Linda

Ask Nurse Linda

Presented by Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
Wednesday, June 24: 3 pm Eastern time

Continuing the discussion with free monthly webcasts, call in and chat live with Linda Schultz, Ph.D., CRRN, a leader and provider of rehabilitation nursing for over 30 years, and a friend of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for almost two decades.

This event is FREE for everyone to attend. Access it online here.

CRT Awareness Week

NCART Logo: CRT Awareness Week

Presented by NCART
August 10-14, 2020

Spend a week highlighting and celebrating Complex Rehab Technology with us at www.ncart.us. This week is meant to increase awareness about complex rehab technology and the major role it plays in many people's lives. Specifically, the goal is to get increased engagement within the industry and continue gaining support for legislation that protects access to CRT.

Reeve Summit 2021

Reeve Summit 2021

Presented by Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
Spring 2021

Reeve Summit 2021 will bring together community members, caregivers, health professionals, key thought leaders and individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of people with paralysis and related disabilities to foster collaboration, independence, health promotion and innovation. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

View highlights of the Reeve Summit 2020.

Special Show Promotions

Special Promotion for First 100 Orders Placed with SNG during the Abilities Expo

Special Promotion for First 100 Orders Placed with SNG during the Abilities Expo

Presented be Special Needs Group

The first 100 orders over $25 (not including shipping) will receive a free 4 oz. tube of seni® Care Moisturizing Body Lotion.

FREE Ear Saver/Mask Backer!

FREE Ear Saver/Mask Backer!21

Presented be Special Needs Group

Each disposable and KN95 Mask order will receive one FREE Ear Saver/Mask Backer (one per total order).

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Your Abilities Virtual Experience How-to's

In case you have a few questions about how to make the most of your Abilities Virtual Experience, here are a few helpful tips.

The Virtual Experience is open 24 hours a day from Friday, June 19 at 8:00 am Eastern time and closes on Sunday, June 21 at 9:00 pm Eastern time.

Watch this brief video

It covers the basic functions of the signing in and navigating the virtual platform. Then peruse the information below for more advice that is more specific to the Abilities Virtual Experience.


Got all that? Now here's some more info!

Did you pre-register?

You did? Great! You have received an email reminding you of your log in and password along with a link to the Abilities Virtual Experience. You can access the event as many times as you like from at 8:00 am, Eastern time on June 19 to 9:00 pm on June 21, Eastern time.

You didn't. No problem. Just click here and, starting at 8:00 am on June 19, you can create your own account on the virtual platform. It only takes a minute and it's all free!

How do I see the sponsors?

Great question! Go to the virtual map where you can find all of our wonderful sponsors with tons of products, services and technologies for the disability community. Think of this as your home base. You can click on the sponsor tiles to open up each of the virtual exhibits.


What if I'm looking for something specific?

You can do that! Do you see the navigation on the left side? Click "Categories" and select one of the general product categories to find what you are looking for. You can also search by keyword in the top navigation.

If you prefer to search by company name, click "Sponsors" in that same navigation for the full list. You can also tag the ones that spark your interest and add them to "MyExperience" where you can access them at anytime.

Click "Categories" on the same menu and you can search by general product categories. Or, if you want to get REALLY specific, there is a keyword search in the top navigation for you to use.

There is a lot here! What if I want to take notes?

A lot of times, you'll come across something you don't want to forget. Maybe it's a product, maybe you don't want to miss a sponsor's live Zoom meeting. In each sponsor exhibit, there is a handy button at the top that says: Add to MyExperience. Use it! You can take notes, set a reminder for a sponsor's live event and better keep better track of the awesome things you have seen.

What if I have a question about a product or service?

In that case, you should make use of the other handy button at the top of a sponsor's virtual exhibit, "Contact Me." It will allow you to email your queries directly to the sponsor contact person.

How do I visit free workshops?

There are! From the map, it's hard to miss the Virtual Workshops tile on the left. Click on that for a list of our wonderful on-demand sessions on travel, accessible home design, service dogs, fundraising for medical equipment and so much more. Click on the workshop title, and you can enjoy expert instruction via YouTube video, viewable within the platform. All workshops are on-demand and captioned.

The Workshop videos are all closed captioned - users can click on the CC button at the bottom of the video window to open them.  You can also adjust the color, font, and size of the Captions using the instructions here.

 If you'd like to re-watch any of workshops videos, they are in a playlist available here.

What about the sports, dancing, yoga and more?

Our Virtual Event Arena is chock full of all that! Click on the tile on the right side of the map to access hours of fun for the whole family! You can learn about sword play, how to tune-up your wheelchair, a new documentary about a woman who gave birth during quarantine as a quadriplegic. There's more. Lots more!

Are there live events?

All of the workshops and events presented by the Abilities Virtual Experience are on-demand. BUT, some of the sponsors are holding live, online events and would love for you to be a part! If a sponsor is holding a live chat, Zoom meeting, webinar or has some impactful on-demand content for you, they'll tell you in the special events section on their virtual exhibit. For a quick, schedule at-a-glance, click here.

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