Abilities Expo: Kid-tested, kid-approved

Kid's Having Fun at Abilities Expo

Not just for grown-ups, Abilities Expo presents an abundance of fun, engaging things for kids to do and see. There are products and services created with children in mind, kid-focused activities, sports, crafts, games and more!

There are even compelling, informative workshops about kids designed for parents.

Highlights Products & Services Workshops Events & Activities

Highlights

Adaptive Art Activity Zot Artz

Come and let your kids express themselves through this unique adaptive art activity. It's for children of ALL abilities and they'll even get to take their beautiful creation home!

Adaptive Climbing Wall Adaptive Climbing Wall

This exciting event is for everyone, regardless of ability! You just need one thing: the belief that there are NO LIMITS!

Free Face Painting Facepainting

Children can indulge their wildest fantasies and transform into a super hero, a mythical creature, a wild animal or whatever suits their imaginations!

Adaptive Sports Wheelchair Tennis

Don't hang out on the sidelines—get into the game! Test your skills in a host of fun, inclusive adaptive sports like rowing, climbing, power soccer and tennis.

Dance Demo and Workshop Walk and Roll Dance Team

Learn the latest dance moves from hip hop sensation Walk and Roll Dance Team, formerly Team Hotwheelz!

Assistance Dogs Assistance Dogs: boy holding assistance dog.

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 canine companions!

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 children or parents of children with disabilities. Click the session title for a full description.

Friday, February 28, 2014
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Accessing the World: Tips for Traveling with a Disability

Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:45pm - 12:45pm
The Parent's Journey: Ideas for Celebrating Life with Your Child

1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Treatment Avenue for children with CP and Related Disorders

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Service Dogs 101

2:30pm – 3:30pm
APPtastic Adventures: Educational Apps for Special Needs Students

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Neurofeedback in Treatment of Autism, ADHD and Depression

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ramping Up To The Outdoors: Outdoor Recreation for Everyone

 

Events & Activities

Of our full spectrum of events and activities, the following keeps the kids engaged and having fun. Check back soon as more will be added. Click on the event for more information.

All Day, Every Day

Adaptive Art Activity

Adaptive Climbing Wall

Adaptive Rowing and RowOfLife Ocean Boat Rowing

Artist Market

Hand Cycling

Friday, February 28, 2014
11:00am - 11:30am
Ms. Wheelchair California 2014 Pageant - Platform Speeches

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Adaptive Skateboarding

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
Assistance Dogs Demonstration

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Making Minds Handicap Accessible!

Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:00am - 11:30am
Ms. Wheelchair California 2014 Pageant - Platform Speeches

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wheelchair Tennis

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Face Painting

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Mobility SVM Booth #717

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Assistance Dogs Demonstration

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Meet Auti Angel!

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Book Signing with Karen Kain, Author, "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

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

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Wish Upon a Teen Booth #808

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Finals - Ms. Wheelchair California 2014 Pageant

 Sunday, March 2, 2014
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wheelchair Social Dancing

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Face Painting

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet Tiphany Adams! - Permobil Booth #301

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm
"I Won't Give Up" - a Dance Performance by Donna Russo

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

 

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