An adaptive climbing wall and the chance to win a trip to meet The Rollettes are among the featured attractions at the next Abilities Expo, which will take place June 29 to July 1 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago.
The Abilities Expo showcases the latest products, and presents educational and fun events for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets, and healthcare professionals.
Featured at the Expo are a “Mini El Capitan” wall that participants can climb using adaptive climbing equipment; reading of the children’s story The Push, by author Patrick Gray and illustrator Justin Skeesuck; displays of products and services for people with disabilities; free workshops; and adaptive sports, dancing, assistance animals, and more, including an engaging game of chess.
Products on display will include 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.
Wheelchair dance team, The Rollettes, will present daily dance demos. Attendees will have a chance to win a free trip to Los Angeles to meet them as well.
Adaptive sports played during the event will include quad rugby, boccia, tennis and the brand new sport of paracheer.
Workshops will be presented on such topics as travel, living with chronic pain, therapeutic cannabis, accessible home design, emerging therapies, financial planning, and accessible vehicles.
In addition, service dog and horse therapy sessions will demonstrate their importance to the community.
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.
For more information and to register in advance, visit Abilities Expo.
[Source(s): Abilities Expo, PR Newswire]