SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on November 16-18, 2012 at San Jose Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
This year, the annual San Jose 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, exciting and fun with a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities."
Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and even a power chair charging station will also be available onsite 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 Pavilion will feature the latest AT products 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, home modifications, improving nutrition and wellness, sexuality, computer access, emergency preparedness, building relationships for unique children, finding the correct mobility device and that is just for starters.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Art and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees can learn some great dance moves from Team Hotwheelz and Changeling Dance Theatre, enjoy performance art and play a host of different adaptive sports. And kids will love the face painting and puppet show.
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 assistance dog demos, and see first-hand how horses help people with disabilities.
On November 16, there will be a special dance performance from AXIS Dance Company, as seen on So You Think You Can Dance.
On November 17, attendees will meet the stars and get a sneak peek of Season Two of Push Girls, a docu-series from the Sundance Channel which traces the lives of four dynamic women in Hollywood who happen to be in wheelchairs.
For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/sanjose.
SOURCE Abilities Expo