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FREE WORKSHOPS! PLAN YOUR ABILITIES EXPO EXPERIENCE TODAY!

Abilities Expo presents a program of carefully selected free workshops to connect attendees with community experts. The Workshop Area is sponsored by Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, a prestigious law firm with more than four decades of experience in helping the victims of medical malpractice. All sessions:

  • Focus on a wide range of topics including travel, home access, therapies, research, and practical how-to content.
  • Are broad in nature with applicable content for people with many different types of disabilities.
  • Are educational and objective. They are not intended to promote a specific product, resource, or service.

There’s no need to register – just arrive early to get your seat!

There is so much more happening at Abilities Expo! Check out the FREE Events for demonstrations of adaptive sports, dancing, assistance dogs, face painting – and more. Most events include time for attendees to participate!

Professionals:
Certificates of participation are available for all workshops. Please see the Accessibility Help Desk following each workshop for your certificate. (Please note there are no CEU approved courses at this year’s Abilities Expo).

* Dates and times of workshops are subject to change without notice. The opinions presented at the workshops are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Abilities Expo. Workshop content should not be considered as a replacement or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical or legal matters. We encourage you to seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information presented in these workshops.

Friday, April 5, 2019
  11:45am – 12:45pm

Why Universal Design in Canada

Presented by: Thea Kurdi, DesignABLE Environments Inc. & Kate Chung, Housing Committee, Older Women’s Network

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Workshop
  1:00pm- 2:00pm

The Intensive Physical Therapy Approach- Why it’s Changing Lives!

Presented by: Michelle Haney, PT, MSPT

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Workshop
  2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Bond: Invest in the Financial Well-being of People with Disabilities

Presented by: Sarah Sweenie, Junior Program Advisor, Canada Disability Savings Program

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Workshop
  3:45pm – 4:45pm

Paths to Pleasure

Presented by: Jack Lamon & Noah Kloeze, Come As You Are Cooperative

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Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2019
  11:45am – 12:45pm

Medical Marijuana

Presented by: Grow Legally

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Workshop
  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Inclusive Participation in your Community

Presented by: Archie Allison, Director, Access and Awareness, Variety Village

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Workshop
  2:30pm – 3:30pm

Self Advocacy

Presented by: Peter Athanasopoulos, Senior Manager of Public Policy and Government Relations, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, & Panel Members (TBD)

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Workshop
  3:45pm – 4:45pm

Rick Hansen Accessibility Certification Program

Presented by: Sarah McCarthy, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Rick Hansen Foundation & Kevin Ng, Certification Adjudicator, Rick Hansen Foundation

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Workshop
Sunday, April 7, 2019
  11:45am – 12:45pm

Building Confidence in Your Job Search

Presented by: Mary Daniel, Employment Resource Specialist

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Workshop
  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Self-care

Presented by: Gabriella Carafa, MSW

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Workshop
  2:30pm – 3:30pm

Travel Should Be Inclusive – Not Exclusive

Presented by: Tarita Davenock, CEO, Travel for All, Inc.

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