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Hit the Road with Abilities Expo: Coming to San Jose, DC + Canada!

Wheel:Life is preparing to hit the road for the Bay Area  Abilities Expo, taking place Friday, Nov. 18 – Sunday, Nov. 20. With two U.S. shows remaining for the year (Bay Area and DC Metro) and new stops in Canada next year, the Abilities Expo is looking forward to introducing attendees to a variety of new products, performances, and workshops that will continue to uplift and inspire, even after the Expo has wrapped up for the weekend.

What to Expect Next Weekend at the Bay Area Expo

You might be thinking to yourself, “I already know what the Abilities Expo has to offer because I’ve been to the show before.” Think again. Although you may see familiar faces, and trusted brands, the Abilities Expo prides itself on bringing you the latest and greatest information, technology, and new activities to every show, giving attendees something new and exciting to look forward to.

abilities expoThis year at the Abilities Expo in San Jose, you can expect to see workshops on travel, home modifications, dating, physical therapy for kids, and much more. These workshops are designed with attendees in mind, giving you and your family helpful advice on popular topics.

You’ll also have a chance to meet their new ambassadors. Abilities Expo Ambassadors are members of the community of people with disabilities who are dedicated to expanding the outreach efforts of the Expo. They will be there to answer any disability-related questions you might have.

But, the fun doesn’t stop there, you’ll also have a chance to participate in many educational events including adaptive rowing, emergency preparedness, adaptive sailing, and of course, the crowd favorite: wheelchair dancing.

Join Wheel:Life at the Bay Area Meet Up Zone in San Jose


The latest addition to the Abilities Expo is the Meet Up Zone. Hosted by the Abilities Expo and Wheel:Life, the Meet Up Zone is an area where you can relax, connect with new people, share experiences, and get answers to any questions you might have.

The Meet Up Zone also offers a free photo booth where you can have your picture taken as a fun group or a special selfie for social media.

You’ll also have the opportunity to sit down with Disability Funding Specialist, Tamara Simmons, and get real advice on how to fundraise from

Put your creative hat on when brainstorming fundraising options. Download our free guide to help spark your ideas!

Put your creative hat on when brainstorming fundraising options. Visit the Abilities Expo Meet Up Zone to help spark your ideas!

experts who specialize in this area.

Whether you decide to join us in the Bay Area, DC Metro, or both, you’ll find all sorts of helpful information, fun activities and new technology to help bring 2016 to the perfect end.

Visit Our Partners at the Bay Area Expo:

  • Eldorado Mobility – Booth #331
  • Hollister Incorporated- Booth #1008
  • Ki Mobility – Booth #814


What to Expect at the Washington DC Abilities Expo

You'll still see the Wheel:Life team supporting disability events like the Abilities Expo across the country!

You’ll still see the Wheel:Life team supporting disability events like the Abilities Expo across the country!

There’s no place like the Abilities Expo, where everything one could possibly need is under one roof. You won’t leave disappointed, but you might just leave with a whole new perspective.  When the Abilities Expo comes to DC, they don’t leave anything out.

This show will have workshops featuring:

  • Service Dogs 101
  • Dancing Beyond Disability
  • Living with Chronic Pain
  • Equine Assisted Learning
  • Access the World: Tips for Traveling with a Disability

But, don’t forget about the events. Experience workshops in Washington, DC on:

  • acupressure for stress relief,
  • adaptive art activities, and
  • learn new wheelchair tricks in the “Manual Wheelchair Skills for Everyone” event.



The Abilities Expo is Going to Canada Too!

For the first time ever, the Abilities Expo is packing their bags and heading to Toronto, Canada. This show will be like no other, offering illuminating workshops on issues that matter, introducing the community to their newest ambassador, and giving individuals access to life-changing information. You won’t want to miss it.

Abilities Expo Schedulecanine-800-canineangels

November 18-20, 2016
San Jose Convention Center
Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

DC Metro
December 2-4, 2016travel-8002
Dulles Expo Center
Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

January 20-22, 2017
International Centre
Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm


Visit The Abilities Expo Online

For more information about the Abilities Expo, and to get your free pass for an upcoming Expo event, visit their website at

meet up zone abilities expo

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