HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals will attend Abilities Expo on Friday, August 26, through Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Reliant Center. Admission is free and show hours are 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, workshops, celebrities, events and activities to appeal to the full spectrum of people with disabilities, from children to seniors and everyone in between. Complimentary loaner scooters and wheelchair repair will also be available onsite during show hours.
"It is our privilege to provide this forum for the Community of people with disabilities in the Houston area to come together and gain access to life-enhancing technologies, education and resources," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "Between the adaptive events, the dynamic workshops and the thousands of products and services on display ... this is a must-attend event for everyone in the Community."
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, assistive technology, 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, integrating eastern and western medicine, home modifications, assistive technology, the ADA Amendments Act, mobility solutions, financial planning and that is just for starters.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all abilities can test their skill at adaptive rowing, learn some hip-hop wheelchair dancing moves, perform yoga, enjoy canine assistance demos and play adaptive sports. Children will also have the opportunity to transform into their favorite animals or characters with free face painting.
Rupert Isaacson, one of the stars of The Horse Boy, a critically acclaimed film about a family's worldwide quest to help their autistic child, will present a demonstration on horse therapy on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27.
Citizens Fight Accessible Parking Abuse
Abilities Expo has partnered with the City of Houston, who will hold their Volunteer Parking Enforcement Workshop on Saturday, August 27. This program empowers ordinary citizens with the authority to issue citations to people who park illegally in accessible parking. Advanced registration is required.
Give Back to the Community
Abilities Expo participants can bring their old cell phones, iPhones, iPods or iPads to donate to the Gift a Voice Project, a program that refurbishes or recycles this equipment so that they can be used by people with communication disabilities.
For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/houston.
SOURCE Abilities Expo