Adaptive Climbing Wall, Latest Disability Products, Cosplay Competition and More at Abilities Expo

Friday, July 27, 2018 General News
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Expo Also Features Assistive Tech, Sports, Dancing, Workshops, August 3-5, 2018

HOUSTON, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and

healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on August 3-5, 2018 at the NRG Center, Hall E will discover the latest products, education and fun for all ages. They are eagerly anticipating the chance to test drive cutting-edge technologies as well as scale "Mini El Capitan" with adaptive climbing equipment which make the experience inclusive for all. Attendees of all ages will also have a chance to come dressed as their favorite character for the cosplay competition on August 5.

Admission and parking for Abilities Expo is free and show hours are Friday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and sign language interpreters are also available during show hours.

Latest Products and Services

Attendees experience cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. They will find mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for people with sensory impairments and more. The Assistive Technology Showcase will feature breakthrough AT to empower the community to bridge the gap between ability and disability.

Relevant Workshops

A series of compelling workshops on travel, virtual/augmented reality, living with chronic pain, therapeutic cannabis, accessible home design, meditation, financial planning, accessible vehicles and more are offered free-of-charge.

Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Assistance Animals, Climbing Wall and More

Attendees can get in the groove with daily dance demos from the Abilities Expo Dancebassador Auti Angel. Audiences will also be wowed by the Down Syndrome Association's Pantomime Troupe and pint-size dancers from the Ayita Wheelchair Dance Troupe. Service dog demos will showcase their importance to the community. Expo-goers could discover their new favorite pastime with adaptive sports like sled hockey, skate therapy, tennis and boccia. Amputee soccer and adaptive badminton are also making their Expo debut. There are other fun activities including an all-accessible adaptive climbing wall, face painting and more.

NEW Play Activity Area for Kids

Presented by Shriners Hospital for Children – Houston, the Play Activity Area is a great space for kids of all abilities to just be kids! It's open all day, every day and features art activities and free, unstructured play.

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