Abilities Expo/Texas

For the first time Abilities Expo/Texas will be held in San Antonio. This is the one show dedicated to educating and improving the lives of people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, as well as healthcare and education professionals. The three-day event will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from Friday, January 26 and continue through Sunday, January 28, 2007. The show for independent and assisted living products and services, will offer several new and exciting feature areas.

Attendees will have the chance to watch performances by The Inflight Dance Company, a mixed ability dance company that integrates able bodied dancers with wheelchair dancers to create a profound dance presentation. In addition, the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Blaze Sports will be sponsoring fencing, volleyball, kids games, and power soccer demonstrations throughout the show.

Attendees will have a chance to discover and learn about new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed to see, test and compare. Exhibiting companies include National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, American Association of Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy and, many local organizations including the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.

Special show services will be available for attendees including Complimentary Wheelchair Repair provided by Hands on Concepts. Loaner Wheelchairs will be provided by Permobil and 1st Mobility. For People with Visual Impairments, there will be special workshops and exhibitor information handouts available in large type. For People with Hearing Impairments, there will be a sign language interpreter available to assist persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, for a reasonable length of time per person.

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