Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2024) – Abilities Expo, the premier event dedicated to showcasing innovative products, services and resources for the disability community, is thrilled to announce that United Spinal Association has been appointed to spearhead the onsite programming for the expos.
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to coordinate the Abilities Expo’s programming,” says Vincenzo Piscopo, CEO & President, United Spinal Association. “We look forward to continuing the Expo’s long tradition of providing diverse workshops and presentations to meet the needs of its hundreds of thousands of attendees with disabilities, their friends and families, and service providers.”
At each Expo, attendees enjoy an array of inclusive events, ranging from adaptive sports and dance to service dog demonstrations and beyond. Presented by local organizations, these demos offer an immersive experience as well as opportunities to learn how to pursue newfound interests year-round. The info-packed workshop series, led by experts in their fields, feature topics relevant to the disability community like accessible travel, home design, financial planning, assistive technology, how to source funds and more.
“Directing the educational programs for Abilities Expo has been a highlight of my event production career. Of the many projects I’ve been contracted for, this one has been very special. With nearly 100 shows completed over 13 years, I’d like to thank everyone I’ve worked with, the many presenters who shared their knowledge with attendees—the loyal exhibitor base, and the Abilities Expo team and ownership,” said Sarah Galbraith Laucks, outgoing education & events director. “While it’s time for me to pursue new opportunities, I am excited that the United Spinal Association team is replacing me. I look forward to what comes next for Abilities Expo as they continue to serve the disability community.”
Abilities Expo Chairman Lew Shomer said, “We are thrilled to welcome United Spinal Association to the Abilities Expo family. Their proven track record of empowering individuals with disabilities aligns seamlessly with our commitment to providing a platform for innovation, education and connection. We are confident that this collaboration will continue to enhance the overall experience for our attendees.”
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About Abilities Expo:
Abilities Expo is the US leading event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. For more than four decades, the disability community has gathered at Abilities Expos all over the country to discover the latest, life-enhancing products and services, access experts in info-packed workshops and engage in fun, adaptive activities like sports, fitness, dance, service dog demonstrations and more. This event is designed to increase independence for people with disabilities and admission is always free.
About United Spinal Association:
United Spinal Association envisions a world where wheelchair users and all people with disabilities can realize their full potential. Our programs ensure quality resources for the disability community, increase access to the built environment and promote public policies to guarantee equal participation for all people with disabilities.