CHICAGO, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on June 29 – July 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center will discover the latest products, education and fun for all ages. They are eagerly anticipating the chance to test drive cutting-edge technologies as well scale "Mini El Capitan" with adaptive climbing equipment which make the experience inclusive for all. Attendees will also have a chance to win a free trip to Los Angeles to meet popular wheelchair dance team, The Rollettes.
Admission and parking for Abilities Expo is free and show hours are Friday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and sign language interpreters are also available during show hours.
Story Time for Kids
The Push is a beautiful tale of a lifelong friendship based on the real-life experiences of author Patrick Gray and illustrator Justin Skeesuck, who will read their story at the Expo. One friend pushes his friend's wheelchair on their countless adventures, while the other fuels their escapades with jokes. Inseparable from a young age, the boys learn from each other's unique gifts.
Latest Products and Services
Attendees 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 more. The Assistive Technology Showcase will feature breakthrough AT to empower the community to bridge the gap between ability and disability.
A series of compelling workshops on travel, living with chronic pain, therapeutic cannabis, accessible home design, emerging therapies, financial planning, accessible vehicles and more are offered free-of-charge.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Assistance Animals, Climbing Wall and More
Attendees can get in the groove with daily dance demos from the Rollettes dance team and more. Service dog and horse therapy sessions will demonstrate their importance to the community. Expo-goers could discover their new favorite pastime with adaptive sports like quad rugby, boccia, tennis and the brand new sport of paracheer. There are other fun activities including an all-accessible adaptive climbing wall, an engaging game of chess and more.
For more, visit http://www.abilities.com/chicago.
SOURCE Abilities Expo