People With Disabilities Experience Their Possibilities at Abilities Expo Chicagoland

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 General News
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CHICAGO, July 6 Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

Abilities Expo has put together an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to the full spectrum of people with disabilities, from children to seniors and everyone in between. Visitors will also get on board the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour and receive 6 essential health screenings (cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure and more) for FREE! Complimentary rental scooters will available onsite during show hours.

"Abilities Expo's distinguished 31-year track record of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through technology, education and networking will continue in Chicagoland," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "Between the adaptive sports demonstrations, the interactive assistive technology pavilion, the dynamic workshops and the thousands of products and services on display...this is a must-attend for everyone in the Community."

The Latest Products and Services

Attendees expecting cutting-edge products and services for people with all types of disabilities will not be disappointed. They will find mobility products, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for people with visual impairments and much more. The new Assistive Technology Pavilion will feature the latest AT products for people with wide ranges of physical and developmental disabilities. This pavilion is anchored by the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Disability and Human Development, who is sponsoring an Interactive Demo Lab. This lab will not only feature an array of breakthrough assistive technologies, it will allow Expo visitors to experience them hands-on.

Relevant Workshops

A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, fitness, finances, home modifications, the criteria to getting the best accessible vehicle and that is just for starters.

Super X Fun Course, Comedy, Dancing and More!

Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees can test their maneuvering skills on the twists, turns and bumps of the Super X Fun Course, a fun motocross course designed for wheelchairs. They'll also enjoy the comedy and musical stylings of funny man B.J. Davis and step outside the domain of traditional treatments for the therapeutic value of dance. To round it out, there will be interactive adaptive sports, canine assistance demos, face painting and an Artist Market showcasing the works of local artists with disabilities.

For more information, schedules and directions, visit

SOURCE Abilities Expo

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