Workshop to Provide Vital Disaster Strategies for the Bay Area Disability Community

Americas, Disaster, News, October 26 2017

SAN MATEO, CALIF.:  People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on October 27-29, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center (Expo Hall) are eagerly anticipating the “Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities” workshop on October 27 at 1:00pm, as well as the opportunity to discover the latest products, education and fun for all ages.

Lock, Cover, Hold On, Earthquake Preparedness for persons with 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.”

Admission to Abilities Expo is free and show hours are Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

Complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and sign language interpreters are also be available during show hours.

Childcare Play Pavilion

The Childcare Play Pavilion will provide a safe, secure place for children to spend quality time in play and recreation with trained volunteers. This allows their parents to attend a workshop, enjoy an event, or engage in discussions with exhibitors kid-free.

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 features cutting-edge AT for people to experience hands-on.

Relevant Workshops

A series of compelling workshops on emergency preparedness, travel, intimacy, therapeutic cannabis, alternative therapies, maximizing well-being and selecting the right accessible vehicle are offered free-of-charge to all attendees. On October 29, caregivers are welcome for sessions on stress relief, better sleep and financial planning.

Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Assistance Animals and More

Abilities Expo engages and entertains. Attendees can let loose with daily dance demos led by wheelchair dancing pioneer Auti Angel, relax in a yoga session, enjoy service dog demos and test their skills with adaptive sports like the lacrosse, rowing, rugby, racing and tennis.

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