DULLES, Va., Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on December 4-6, 2015 at the Dulles Expo Center. Admission and parking are free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
Abilities Expo DC Metro is the latest addition to the six other Abilities Expos produced around the country and will feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, workshops, events, celebrities and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.
"It's not just that we provide a forum that showcases essential technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The Expo is always new and exciting with a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities."
Complimentary loaner scooters and free wheelchair repair will also be available during show hours.
"The Expo provides the community of people with disabilities access to life-enhancing products, education, resources and fun," said Korse. "Most of all, it's a celebration of what you can do, not what you can't."
VETS WELCOMED – The Latest Products and Services
Vets, seniors and people of all ages with disabilities will find cutting-edge products and services. They can try out 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 much more.
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, technology and advocacy issues. December 6 is Caregiver Day at the expo with special sessions design to support the loved ones who give so much.
Sports, Dancing, Art and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all abilities can enjoy wheelchair dancing led by Push Girl Auti Angel and test their skills with a host of adaptive sports like quad rugby, power soccer, rowing and tennis. There will be adaptive gaming, yoga, karate, adaptive fitness, complimentary makeovers and so much more. Attendees will experience ride-along racing where "riders" navigate from their chairs, "runner" push from behind and everybody wins. Kids will express themselves through fun adaptive art activities and face painting.
Meet the Animals
Animals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent. Expo-goers will enjoy assistance dog demos and can find out when a service dog is right for them.
For more information, visit www.abilities.com/dcmetro.
SOURCE Abilities Expo