|Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities
The Community has spoken! Abilities Expo Singapore (AES) was held in Singapore for the first time from 2 - 4 Nov 2012. This was also the first time that the Abilities Expo series was held outside of the USA, where it has a history of serving the people with disabilities (PWD) and disabilities community for over 30 years. Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!).
Join Us Again in 2013
We are delighted to announce that Abilities Expo Singapore will be returning this year from 8-10 November 2013! You can discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops all at the same place. Highlights of the event include:
- Well known PWD advocacy experts and performers from the international arena engaging the Singapore community.
- This is planned to include include internationally renowned expert on Autism Mr. Rupert Issacson, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Horseboy Foundation.
- We also plan to invite Ms Auti Angel, star wheelchair performer (including the reality series "Pushgirls") to return.
- Expert speakers on disability mitigation sharing latest trends and developments.
- A wide ranging sports carnival featuring adaptive sports and participation from able-bodied and the differently abled.
- Performances, talks, and demos by our local PWDs.
- Focus on key initiatives and assistive programmes and pilots by VWOs and other help organisations.
- Capability building in the knowledge base of our therapists in breakout sessions
- Special projects with a high degree of interactivity and appeal, an example being the Asian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA) Therapy and Educational Assistance for Children in Mainstream Education (TEACH ME). This features support services to children with a range of different needs who are attending mainstream schools, and (hopefully) progress to institutes of higher learning. Some of these needs are not classified under traditional definitions of disabilities, and this is a good example of how gaps in social systems can be addressed to cater for groups who may be otherwise more marginalized.
- A collaborative effort on creating opportunities for PWDs in employment, community involvement, and integration.
Get In Touch Today
Details of the event are beimg finalised. If you are a voluntary welfare organisation or a potential sponsor / exhibitor who would like to be a part of this event, please get in touch with:
21 Bukit Batok Crescent
#07-82 WCEGA Tower
Cell: (65) 9683 0047