EDISON, N.J., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on April 29 – May 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey. Admission is free and the show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
With about 200 companies and organizations exhibiting, the annual New York Metro Abilities Expo will be the biggest ever. It 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 sign language interpreters 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 cutting-edge AT 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, the latest SCI research, voting rights, therapeutic cannabis, finding the correct mobility device and more. Sunday, May 1, will be Caregiver Day with special sessions geared for the loved ones that give so much.
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 learn exercises for every fitness level and creative recipes to make positive changes in lifestyle. In addition, expo-goers will enjoy adaptive gaming, wheelchair dancing and a host of adaptive sports like quad rugby, ride-along racing, power soccer and basketball. 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/newyork.
SOURCE Abilities Expo