Mark your calendar! We’ll be back at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 17-19, 2011!
Abilities Expo Wows Attendees in Atlanta
One young man who was there with a group from the Shepherd Center was especially moved. He said that before an accident a mere three weeks earlier left him a quadriplegic, he never knew any of this existed. Since then, he had thought his life was over. At Abilities Expo, he was excited to discover a golf cart with the capability to get him standing and continuing the sport he loves.
Another family piled their three kids into the car and traveled four hours to attend the show. They were thrilled to find and purchase the equipment that they felt their nine-year-old daughter with special needs would need for the next five years. (She, of course, was thrilled about the new bike.)
On the other side of the booth, exhibitors said, “The Expo was loads of fun and very rewarding.”
But it wouldn’t be Abilities Expo if the show floor was only full of exhibits. Rounding out a compelling display of products and services were dynamic workshops and popular, family-oriented events and activities.
“There was something for everybody,” said Lew Shomer, co-owner of Abilities Expo. “Products for all ages and types of disabilities, workshops on a variety of subjects including travel and fair housing, face painting for kids, dancing and sporting events for everybody. We are thrilled to bring such an fun and live-changing event to the community of people with disabilities in Atlanta.”
Abilities Expo will be back in Atlanta, just at a new, more central venue—the Georgia World Congress Center. The date will be February 17-19, 2012 and we look forward to seeing you there!
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TV Icon Henry Winkler Weighs In on Abilities Expo Workshops
One of the show highlights was a workshop entitled Understanding Upper Limb Spasticity which featured film and television star Henry Winkler. Winkler and an expert physician addressed this debilitating condition which is characterized by an uncomfortable muscle stiffness or tightness in the elbow, wrist or fingers and impacts a person’s life and their ability to perform even simple, daily activities. The audience was riveted as Winkler shared his own experience with his mother’s battle with upper limb spasticity, saying how he wished today’s advanced treatments would have been available back then. Winkler’s engaging personality was also a huge hit out of the limelight as he stayed on to sign autographs and talk to attendees.
Events + Activities = Fun for the Whole Family