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Abilities Expo Set for March 14-16 in Atlanta

ATLANTA – The latest in products, services and technology for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals will be showcased at the Abilities Expo on March 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Admission is free, and show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 and 15, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16.

“This is a one-stop shop for products, services and support, as well as a great opportunity to talk to manufacturers, vendors, providers and peers face to face,” says Mark Johnson, Shepherd Center’s director of advocacy, who is serving as an Expo ambassador.  

The Abilities Expo, which has been in existence for 30 years, started as a show for people with mobility impairments, but is now more inclusive of all disabilities, including physical, sensory, learning and developmental, Johnson says.

The three-day event will include exhibits, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment for people of all ages. As it has in the past, Shepherd Center will be a part of the Assistive Technology Pavilion, as well as the adaptive sports and library services exhibits.

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About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.