EDISON, N.J., April 23, 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 New York Metro on May 1-3, 2015 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey. 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 New York Metro 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. Some exciting new products will also launch at Abilities Expo: the MXV, BraunAbility's new mobility crossover vehicle, and an eye level power chair by Quantum.
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, exercise, technology, intimacy, autism 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 enjoy the talents of the integrated Dancing Wheels Company. They'll also learn the latest social dance moves, watch a cooking demo, try out adaptive gaming and play adaptive sports like hand cycling, quad rugby and power soccer. And kids will love the face painting.
Presented by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Caregiver Day on May 2 will feature a series of special workshops designed to support the loved ones who give so much.
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. New York Metro Expo-goers will enjoy assistance dog demonstrations and learn how these clever canines can improve quality of life.
Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Samantha Schroth will be available to meet and talk with fans at the Ms. Wheelchair New York booth.
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. Her books and sage advice can be found at her Lorrin's World booth.
Renowned author and sexologist Dr. Mitchell Tepper will sign copies of his new book, Regain that Feeling, Secrets to Sexual Self Discovery, and, on May 1, will lead a workshop where he dispels the top seven myths that create barriers to intimacy.
For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/newyork.
SOURCE Abilities Expo