LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will make a stop at Abilities Expo Los Angeles on March 6-8, 2015 at the LA Convention Center, West Hall A. Admission is free and Expo hours will be Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
The ADA Legacy Tour is a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and generate excitement about ADA25 and is produced by The ADA Legacy Project, Disability Rights Center, ADA National Network and the Museum of disABILITY History. As the premier event for people with disabilities, Abilities Expo Boston welcomes a visit from the year-long, nationwide tour which will culminate in Washington DC on July 26, 2015, exactly 25 years after President George HW Bush signed the ADA into law.
As a part of Abilities Expo, the ADA Legacy Tour will feature a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, displays on the preservation of disability history, celebrations of disability history milestones, efforts to educate future generations of disability advocates, a disability film and more. This exhibit is a fitting complement to the Expo, which features the latest products and services, informative workshops and adaptive activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.
"We are thrilled to play an intricate part of the ADA Legacy Tour," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The Expo provides the community of people with disabilities access to life-enhancing products, education, resources and fun. And, like the ADA Legacy Tour, Abilities Expo is a celebration of what you can do."
The mission of the ADA Legacy Project is to preserve disability history, celebrate its significant events, and educate the public and future generations of advocates.
Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station will also be available during show hours.
The Latest Products and Services
Attendees will 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 much more. The Assistive Technology Showcase will also feature an array of devices for attendees to experience hands-on.
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, nutrition, exercise, intimacy, emergency preparedness, therapeutic cannabis and that is just for starters.
Sports, Dancing and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all levels of ability can learn the latest dance moves, try out adaptive gardening and play adaptive sports like rowing, tennis, hand cycling, skateboarding and power soccer. And kids will love the 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. Los Angeles Expo-goers will enjoy both assistance dog and therapeutic horse demonstrations.
The hip-hop diva introducing attendees to the physical and emotional benefits of wheelchair dancing is Auti Angel, star of Push Girls, a docu-series from Sundance Channel which traces the lives of four dynamic women who happen to be in wheelchairs. Chelsie Hill, one of Angel's Push Girls co-stars, will also perform some exciting dance numbers with the Walk and Roll Dance Team.
Angela Madsen, Paralympian and World Record Holder for Rowing, will show off her ocean rowing boat, RowofLife, and introduce attendees to the exciting sport of adaptive rowing. This past summer, Angela and her rowing partner completed a historic voyage from California to Hawaii.
Attendees will watch an inspirational dance performance from Donna Russo, a veteran dancer with MS, and her able-bodied alter egos—Tara Nicole Hughes and Kelleia Sheerin.
A Unique Life Fully Lived, written by Karen Kain, is her journey with her medically fragile, yet unbelievably courageous daughter Lorrin, who was vaccine-injured at 6-weeks-old. Karen will deliver a workshop on caring for the caregiver on March 7.
Renowned author and sexologist Dr. Mitchell Tepper will sign copies of this new book, Regain that Feeling, Secrets to Sexual Self Discovery, and, on March 6, will lead a workshop where he dispels the top seven myths that create barriers to intimacy.
For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/losangeles.
SOURCE Abilities Expo