LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on February 5-7, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A. Admission is free and the new show hours will get attendees home in time to watch the Super Bowl: Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.
This year, the annual Los Angeles Abilities Expo will feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events 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, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station 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."
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 feature the latest accessibility and special education apps for people 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, emergency preparedness, bionics, living well with chronic pain, acting/improvisation, accessible fashion, finding the correct mobility device and more.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Wheelchair Painting, Adaptive Climbing Wall
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees will have an opportunity to help create the world's largest wheelchair painting. In addition, expo-goers will enjoy the adaptive climbing wall, wheelchair dancing and a host of adaptive sports like shot put, ride-along racing, skateboarding, power soccer, tennis and basketball. Renowned physician Dr. David Kipper is back to answer health-related questions in an audience-driven Q&A. 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. Expo-goers will enjoy demonstrations by assistance dogs.
For more information, visit www.abilities.com/losangeles.
SOURCE Abilities Expo