It wasn't all that long ago that bionic exoskeletons and eye-gaze technologies were the stuff of science fiction. Now it’s reality and just some of the leading-edge products at Abilities Expo!
and Coming Your Way.
Abilities Expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals. It's about introducing opportunities that can enrich your life…especially ones that you never knew were out there.
Now in six cities across the nation, each Abilities Expo offers three days of access to the latest technologies and resources for ALL disabilities, informative workshops on issues that most resonate with the Community and fun activities like adaptive sports, dance, assistive animal demos and more. Come to the Expo! We can't wait to show you the new things you can do!
See this news video from the 2014 Bay Area Abilities Expo:
What’s in Store for You at Abilities Expo
Every Abilities Expo is your chance to learn hot new dance moves that promote fitness. It could be hip hop, ballroom, Latin, Zumba, ballet or line dancing, but it’s always inclusive and it’s always fun!
Greater independence and wellness is just a friendly wet nose away for many people with disabilities. Find out how assistance animals support their human partners.
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