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Abilities Expo - Los Angeles 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
Feb 23 - Feb 25, 2018

Why Attend

Event Overview:

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? Register for free today.

Products, Services and Technologies for ALL Disabilities

Whether your disability is physical, sensory, learning, developmental or a combination, Abilities Expo strives to provide the products and services to help you meet and overcome your daily challenges. In addition, our Assistive Technology Showcase gives you the opportunity to test drive cutting-edge devices to determine what meets your individual needs. If it's smaller ticket products that you want, there will also be ingenious, low-cost inventions and retail products.

Exhibitor Information:

Billions of dollars are spent annually in the disabilities marketplace. This number is certain to increase as the current population ages and new generations grow. Current estimates indicate that number of Americans living with a disability is more than 54 million.

Each day presents new challenges for this unique population. As a result, demand is steadily increasing for new products, services and technologies to improve their quality of life. This creates a distinct opportunity and strong marketplace for businesses like yours.

Initially launched in 1979, Abilities Expo is the nation’s leading event for manufacturers, distributors and service providers to showcase their products and services directly to the end-user and professional healthcare providers. Participate in this trend-setting event and get an edge on the competition, secure your market share and earn larger profits.

Not only does Abilities Expo afford you a forum to showcase the fruits of your labor, it also provides a unique opportunity for you to engage the end-user and solicit valuable feedback. Understand first-hand how consumers utilize your products and services, and the advantages or disadvantages that they perceive. Consider it an extended focus group with your most important customers where the commentary you receive could radically improve your future business.

Abilities Expo will combine a high-visibility local advertising campaign - TV, billboards, newspaper and more - with a hardcoregrass roots initiative in order to draw the buyersyour product or service deserves. Broad-based media exposure attracts the end-user, while targeted trade advertising will bring in the professional community.

  • 46% are married
  • 58% own their own homes
  • 77% have no children
  • 48% are principal shoppers

What You Need to Know About Americans with Disabilities in the Local Area...

  • 2.7 million people, 13.2% of the population
  • More than 90% of people with severe disabilities are covered by private, military or government insurance
  • Senior citizens with disabilities have increased 145% nationwide from 1990 to 2006
  • US veteran with disabilities have escalated 25% since 2001

Source : Event Website


Mar 23   
11:45am – 12:45pm California Telephone Assistive Technology Programs for the Deaf and Speech Impaired Workshop #1
12:00pm – 3:00pm  Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Race Experience Booth #349
1:00pm – 2:00pm Run, Hide, and Fight: Options for Surviving an Active Shooter Workshop #1
2:00pm – 2:30pm The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents! Events Arena
2:30pm – 3:30pm Dog Lovers: Learn How to Certify Your Pet As A Therapy Dog Workshop #1
3:00pm – 3:30pm Adaptive Boccia Demonstration  Events Arena
3:45pm – 4:45pm Medical Marijuana: Benefits and Legalization Workshop #1
4:00pm – 4:30pm Service Dogs Demonstration  Events Arena
Mar 24   
11:15am – 11:45am All About Service Dogs Events Arena
11:30am – 4:30pm Face Painting Next to Events Arena
11:45am – 12:45pm Open Your World with Accessible Travel Workshop #1
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Dealing With Practical Issues Due to Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis Workshop #1
12:00pm – 12:45pm Adaptive Skateboarding Events Arena
2:30pm – 3:30pm Ground Therapy: Connect to the Earth and Feel Better – A New Healing Resource for People with Disabilities Workshop #1
3:45pm – 4:45pm Look Your Best with Makeup Artist Steph Aiello! Workshop #1
12:00pm – 3:00pm Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Race Experience Booth #349
1:00pm – 1:30pm Adaptive Fencing Events Arena
2:00pm – 2:30pm Dance with Auti Angel and Ceraldo Moreau! Events Arena
2:45pm – 3:45pm Power Soccer Demonstration Events Arena
4:00pm – 4:45pm Wheelchair Tennis Events Arena
Mar 25   
11:30am – 3:30pm Face Painting Next to Events Arena
11:45am – 12:45pm What's New in Assistive Technology Workshop #1
12:00pm – 12:30pm Therapeutic Horse Demonstration Events Arena
12:00pm – 3:00pm Roll with the Wind: Ride-Along Race Experience Booth #349
1:00pm – 1:30pm Adaptive Fencing Events Arena
1:00pm – 2:00pm The Intensive Model of Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach Workshop #1
2:00pm – 2:30pm  #InfiniteInclusion Dance Performance, Workshop, and Party Events Arena
2:30pm – 3:30pm Access the World: Tips for Traveling with a Disability  Workshop #1
3:00pm – 3:30pm Service Dogs Demonstration  Location: Events Arena
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