If you have the opportunity to attend an Abilities Expo trade show, do it. These expo’s are informative, educational and fun. Abilities Expo’s are run in six major cities around the United States and people come from all over to attend.
These trade shows have hundreds of vendors and displays of products and services dedicated to people with disabilities or people who have mobility or developmental issues. Imagine being able to connect with non-profits, local services and products that you didn’t know existed all in one place.
This product, Upsee by Firefly was amazing to see. The Upsee is a mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult. The representative from Firefly was kind and passionate about this product and seeing smiles on children’s faces who maybe standing for he first time.
Wheelchairs and Mobility vehicles take up a bulk of the expo which is very beneficial for attendees since you get to check out lots of different brands all in one place. Imagine looking at brands like Permobil, Pride, and TiLite wheelchairs all in one place and getting the opportunity to speak with manufacturer’s representatives.
Organizations like California Canine, non-profit, 501(c)3, organization that provides trained special dogs to assist disabled individuals in order to make their lives easier with more freedom and independence, have representatives there. The list goes on and on and so does the laughter and fun.
At the Crytico booth, we were giving out LED rings and necklaces for people who wrote a review on their mobility scooter or wheelchair van or local mobility dealer. It was fun to see little girls and not so little girls rolling around with a little bling. Check out Abilities Expos if you can, it’ll be well worth your time.