September 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center is the 4th Annual Kansas City Ability Expo. Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic’s Laurel Short, APRN is the volunteer coordinator for the event.
“This is a wonderful event for those in our community with disabilities (e.g.: Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, other neurological and orthopedic disorders) to attend workshops, meet with exhibitors, watch adaptive sports demonstrations, and to connect with others.”
The Kansas City Ability Expo combines several KC area organizations to provide information to those with disabilities and older adults as well as their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. It is also an educational opportunity for the entire Greater Kansas City community.
“At the Ability Expo, resources will be provided for all of these groups, ranging from educational seminars, to booths for service providers, and booths featuring governmental and not-for-profit agencies. In addition, there will be adaptive sports, exercise and recreational demonstrations. The focus of the expo is to have a “one-stop” opportunity for persons with disabilities, their caregivers/families and/or professionals who serve persons with disabilities to gain information about valuable resources and products. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the booths, talk to representatives and trial equipment. Our goal is to bring together persons with disabilities and the organizations, the products, resources, programs and artists with disabilities to assist with leading full and productive lives.”
For more information regarding the upcoming event: kcabilityexp.org