The Abilities Expo is coming to Dallas Market Center on December 13-15. The event is focused on people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets, and healthcare professionals and features cutting-edge products and services across a range of disabilities.
The expo is the “#1 event for people with disabilities,” according to a statement. It includes an Assistive Technology Showcase with a number of assistive tech products made to enhance an individual’s independence, according to a statement. The event plans to feature mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, and products for people with sensory impairments.
Micah Fowler from the ABC TV series Speechless is expected to host a Q&A discussion on December 15 discussing his role on the show and how he doesn’t let cerebral palsy define him. This will be followed by a meet-and-greet, and he will also appear in the VMI booth on December 14.
Other expo events include free workshops on travel, home modification, medical cannabis, therapeutic cannabis, protecting workplace rights, self-advocacy, and understanding pain meds. There will also be dance demos from the Rollettes dance team and the Ayita Wheelchair Dance Troupe, service dog demonstrations, and adaptive sports activities such as climbing a scale-model “Mini El Capitan” with adaptive climbing equipment, WCMX (wheelchair motocross), ParaCheer, One World Karate, drumba fitness, yoga, and ride-along racing.
There will be a Play Activity Area for kids with toys and adaptive recreation, and an art experience with special adaptive tools that make painting accessible for all kids as well as face painting.
Admission and parking are free. The event’s hours are: Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair, and sign language interpreters will be provided for attendees.
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