Since the late 1970s, Abilities Expo has been the event that gives those with disabilities, seniors, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to see, feel, try out or watch demonstrations of hundreds of products – all at one place. If you missed the last one, the New York Abilities Expo is May 20-22 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center.

Products

From new innovations to the tried-and-true products and services for people with disabilities, from accessible vans to wheelchairs and assistive devices of all kinds, this Expo has it all. Many products are discounted exclusively for attendees.

Events & Workshops:

Workshops are free and there’s no need to register. Just arrive early to get your seat!

Among the events are assistance dog demonstrations, martial arts demos, meet Ms. Wheelchair America, quad rugby demo, power soccer and more.

Workshops include:

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions
Gina Lewis with Adapt Solutions presents an educational guide for consumers and related healthcare professionals who are in the process of purchasing adaptive equipment or advising someone in the process. It covers such topics as what solutions are available and where to find them, key terminology, the shopping and evaluation process, funding options and much more. Learn “Who’s Who” in the industry and what they do, including manufacturers, mobility dealers, Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialists and resource organizations.

Check the website for other workshops, including:

Navigating the Medicaid and durable medical equipment maze

Travel Made Easy: Tips for People with Disabilities

Dating & Disabilities

Fast-track your admittance with free registration at www.abilitiesexpo.com. You can also get directions to the New Jersey Convention Center at the site.

The remaining 2011 Abilities Expos are:

July 8-10 Chicago

Aug. 26-28 Houston

Nov. 18-20 San Jose

For more information, call 310-450-8831 x130.

This mobility safety update has been brought to you by NMEDA – the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Need some information on how to make your vehicle wheelchair accessible or upgraded with the latest and most convenient features? Contact a NMEDA dealer in your local area. Your local NMEDA member is a mobility equipment and accessibility expert!

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