Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

The Expo Experience: An Adaptive Climbing Wall, the Latest Disability Products, and Micah Fowler of Abc's Speechless Featured at the New York Metro Abilities Expo: 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?

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

The Expo Experience: An Adaptive Climbing Wall, the Latest Disability Products, and Micah Fowler of Abc's Speechless Featured at the New York Metro Abilities Expo: 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?

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People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attended Abilities Expo on May 4-6, 2018 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center to discover the latest products, education and fun for all ages. Among the myriad of exciting, inclusive opportunities, attendees were especially excited for the chance to test drive cutting-edge technologies, summit the giant wall with specialized adaptive climbing equipment and meet Micah Fowler.

"The Abilities Expo was such a rewarding, and awesome day! My son, Christian really wanted to go, and encouraged our whole family to go. It was such a memorable, and inspirational day for all of us! We met so many amazing people, met new friends, and even professionals who took the time to mentor, and encourage Christian with his future career ideas, and plans! What an invaluable day!" said attendee Helen Huber. "Thank you to everyone who made this day possible! It was truly a blessing to our family!"

Micah Fowler of ABC's hit sitcom Speechless hosted a Q&A, followed by a meet and greet. Fans got to meet the gracious star in person and learn more about his groundbreaking role as JJ DiMeo, and how he refuses to let cerebral palsy define him.

The adaptive climbing wall was also a tremendous hit at the Expo. Regardless of the level of ability, anyone could participate and enjoy the experience of ringing the bell at the top. Instructing would-be climbers was Guinness World Record holder Mark Wellman of No Limits. An avid climber, Wellman was the first paraplegic to summit El Capitan and Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.

Attendees also experienced cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. …

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