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Abilities Expo comes to GWCC March 14-16

The 2014 Abilities Expo comes to Atlanta this weekend
The 2014 Abilities Expo comes to Atlanta this weekend
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Those with disabilities, their families, caregivers, senior citizens, wounded veterans, and those in the healthcare field can see the latest in technology for disabled people of all ages, celebrities, exhibits, workshops and interactive activities, all in one place.

The Abilities Expo will take place March 14-16, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C4, in Atlanta. 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.

"It's not just that we provide a forum that showcases essential technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability," says David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The Expo is always new and exciting with a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities."

Free loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station will also be available for use during show hours.

What can attendee expect to see at the show?

Current Technology

Those in attendance will see new cutting-edge products and services for people with assorted disabilities. Included are mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, and all sorts of home accessories. Plus many other items too numerous to list.

Wheelchair Sports

Players from the Atlanta Area will be on-hand to demonstrate Wheelchair Tennis and other sports, as well as instruct attendees who would like to learn more. Exhibitions and lessons will take place.

The Animals

The real star of the show. Animals have become a big part of the disability community. Dogs and mini horses help humans, and you can learn if a service monkey is right for your needs.

Give Back

Attendees can bring their used medical equipment—wheelchairs, shower equipment, walkers, and more to the show. They can be donated to the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) right on site. Touch The Future will be collecting old computers, laptops, cellular phones, tablets, old technology and medical equipment that can be fixed, cleaned and reused.

"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."

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