Wheel:Life Heads West to the 2014 Abilities Expo in Los Angeles
Wheel:Life will be onsite at the 2104 Abilities Expo event taking place this weekend in Los Angeles! Join us to discover and explore a whole new world of opportunity on the Abilities Expo show floor. The event is FREE to attend, simply register for your FREE pass at the Abilities Expo website.
For more than three decades, Abilities Expo has succeeded in improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. This unique forum features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and has become the leading event for the community of people with disabilities (PWDs).
Abilities Expo reaches out to all ages and all sectors of the Community including wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues, people who have vision and hearing impairments, people with developmental disabilities and many more.
Whether your disability is physical, sensory, learning, developmental or a combination, Abilities Expo strives to provide the products and services to help you meet and overcome your daily challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to test drive cutting-edge devices to determine what meets your individual needs.
If it’s smaller ticket products that you want, look no further than the ingenious, low-cost inventions at the Retail Pavilion found on the Abilities Expo show floor.
Activities Designed Just for You
Abilities Expo also showcases a wide range of events that not only entertain you – they also give you the opportunity to try new things, expand your interests and discover ways to be more involved in the local Los Angeles area. Some of the activity events scheduled for the LA Expo include the opportunity to:
- Try a variety of adaptive sports
- Transform your face at the face painters
- Learn how to work with assistance dogs
- Break out your dancing wheels
- Find out what horses can do for people with disabilities
Free Workshops Add to Your Abilities Expo Experience
Take advantage of Free Workshops that focus on everything from tips for traveling with a disability and getting the best accessible vehicle to knowing your rights in the workplace.
Broaden your nutrition and wellness knowledge with Tiphany Adams from Push Girls. Interested in a service dog but not sure where to start? Check out Saturday’s “Service Dogs 101” for all the basic information you need to know. Plus be sure to check out the workshops on new therapies and getting the wheelchair that’s right for you.
Workshops are FREE and there’s no need to register. Just arrive early to get your seat! View the workshop descriptions here.
While it’s tough to capture the excitement, the empowerment, the bonding, the fun and, yes, the magic of Abilities Expo, this video below does a wonderful job conveying the experience!
If you can’t make it to the Los Angeles event, don’t worry! The 2014 Abilities Expo roadshow may be coming to a town near you.
See you guys this weekend in Los Angeles! Stop by and say hi to Lisa Wells from Wheel:Life, she’ll be working at the SPORTS ‘N SPOKES/Paralyzed Veterans of America table.