Atlanta Abilities Expo Event

Abilities Expo showcases essentials for seniors

Abilities Expo is for Seniors, too

Most seniors will tell you that they do not have a disability. They just need a little help every now and then. We get it and we can be that help.

Abilities Expo has customized its vast offerings into a targeted list of exhibits, workshops and activities geared toward anyone eligible for AARP. Use the following information to plan your ideal Abilities Expo senior experience.Highlights Products & Services Workshops Events & Activities

Highlights

Adaptive Art Experience Zot Artz Adaptive Art

Be a part of the new adaptive art experience where you can express yourself through art and even take your creation home!

Hand CyclingAdaptive Sports in Atlanta

Try out a hand cycle for yourself! This adaptive cycle enables users of all abilities to ride a bike exclusively using the upper body.

Assistance Animals Assistance Animals

Watch how clever canines open up the possibilities for their human partners. You'll even get the chance to learn some basic commands for the dogs and learn how horses can help people with disabilities. (Actual mini horses on site Friday only!) And is a service monkey right for you? Find out!

Walk and Roll Dance Team Presents! Walk and Roll Dance Team

Don't miss these dynamic, informative sessions on March 14-15. In addition to some great topics on the issue that matter to the community, there are two travel workshops, one on each day.

Great Workshops Workshops

Don't miss these dynamic, informative sessions on March 14 – March 16. In addition to some great topics on the issue that matter to the community, there are two travel workshops, one on each day.

Products and services

Check out thousands of products and services to improve your life. You may click on "Advanced Search" to target exhibitors by product category. Once you select an exhibitor, you can see what they have to officer, "Map it" to find out where they are on the show floor and/or click the green + sign to add it to your person event plan.

Workshops

The following workshops are geared for adults (and parents) with disabilities. Click the session title for a full description.

Friday, March 14, 2014
11:45am – 12:45pm
Helping Hands Monkey Helpers: Is a Service Monkey Right for You or Someone You Know?

11:45am – 12:45pm
Wheelchair Standers: Stand for Function!

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Secrets to Great Intimacy: Creativity, Adaptability, Mindfulness and Sense of Humor

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fitness for All Abilities: Ask Your Questions!

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Disaster! Planning, Preparation and Collaboration for Emergencies

2:30pm – 3:30pm
How To Fund Assistive Technology (AT)

3:45pm – 4:45pm
What's Next? Rebuilding After Being Diagnosed with a Disability

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Reinventing You for Employment and Beyond!

Saturday, March 15, 2014
11:45am – 12:45pm
How to Select the Right Accessible Vehicle for You

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Planning Accessible Travel

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Service Dogs 101: The Basics on Bringing a Dog into Your Life

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Walking with Kpeasey & The Kyle Pease Foundation on racing today

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Making the Impossible Possible: Overcoming Roadblocks, Challenges and "No's"

3:45pm – 4:45pm
The Parent's Journey: Ideas for Celebrating Life with Your Child

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Love Beyond Limits: Finding Love, Healthy Relationships and Dating with a Disability

 

Events & Activities

Of our full spectrum of events and activities, the following will appeal to seniors. Check back soon as more will be added. Click on the event for more information.

All Day, Every Day
Adaptive Art Experience

Artist Market

Assistive Technology Showcase

Hand Cycling Clinic

Friday, March 14, 2014
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Beep Kickball

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Walk and Roll Dance Team Presents!

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Book Signing with Karen Kain, Author "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Service Dog Demonstration

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Miniature Horse Therapy Demo

Saturday, March 15, 2014
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Service Dog Demonstration

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Book Signing with Karen Kain, Author "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Walk and Roll Dance Team Presents!

2:45pm – 3:30pm
Power Soccer Demo

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Wheelchair Tennis

Sunday, March 16, 2013
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Goal Ball Demonstration

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Walk and Roll Dance Team Presents!

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Service Dogs Demonstration

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Book Signing with Karen Kain, Author "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

 

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