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Abilities Expo/Northern California to be Held November 3-5, 2006.

NEW YORK -- Abilities Expo/Northern California is the one show dedicated to educating and improving the lives of people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families & caregivers, as well as healthcare and education professionals. The three-day event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA from Friday, November 3 and continue through Sunday, November 5, 2006. Some of the show highlights include:

* Attendees will have a chance to discover and learn about new products and services - from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids - all conveniently displayed to see, test and compare. Exhibiting companies include Daimler Chrysler/Dodge, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, Permobil, and, many local organizations including the California Department of Rehabilitation, the California Telephone Access Program and California State Parks.

* Far West Wheelchair Sports (FWWS), a non-profit organization which promotes, develops, and organizes wheelchair sports for individuals with physical disabilities will demonstrate Rugby, Tennis and Power Soccer throughout the three-day event. AXIS Dance Company will showcase their innovative body of work by dancers with and without disabilities on Saturday, November 4th. Axis Dance Company has received acclaim from an international audience and has become known for setting high artistic and educational standards in the emerging field of physically integrated dance.

* New to this year's event is the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, who will be onsite informing attendees about disaster relief and providing informational kits. The American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization, which provides services for the over 1.5 million residents of Santa Clara County and depends on the generous contribution of time and money of Santa Clara Valley residents and companies to provide emergency relief services FREE to fire and other disaster victims and to help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

* The educational curriculum focuses on relevant topics addressing life today for individuals with disabilities, their family and caregivers. The comprehensive workshop programs will consist of consumer and professional tracks, with certificates of participation available to students, and education and healthcare professionals.

* Special show services will be available for attendees including Complimentary Wheelchair Repair provided by Hands on Concepts. Loaner Wheelchairs will be provided by Permobil and Action Scooters For People with Visual Impairments, there will be special workshops and exhibitor information handouts available in large type. For People with Hearing Impairments, there will be a sign language interpreter available to assist persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, for a reasonable length of time per person.
WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2006, 10 am - 5 pm
 Saturday, November 4, 2006, 10 am - 5 pm
 Sunday, November 5, 2006, 11 am - 5 pm

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

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