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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU to Host Free Expo for People with Disabilities

The DisAbilities Expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. —- Nova Southeastern University will host one of Florida’s largest and longest running expo for people with disabilities on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The 32nd DisAbilities Expo will offer many opportunities for people with physical, emotional, and psychological disabilities. The free event, which will be held at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center, will provide health information, educational seminars, exhibits, sports, and more. The expo is open to people with disabilities, their family and friends, and the general public.

The Expo aims to provide the latest services, resources, products and information for individuals with developmental, sensory, emotional or physical disabilities. There will be over 60 exhibitors, as well as entertainment and educational activities.

Participants can learn about local South Florida disability agencies, organizations and businesses that will provide services, programs, resources, free goodies and products for children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities.

Activities for children will include musical performances, sign-language bingo, arts and crafts, shows, and appearances by pirates. Wheelchair basketball and recreational activities will also be a featured at the event.

Free seminars will address what’s next after high school for youth with disabilities and others on special needs planning, wills, trusts and guardianships. In addition to these two seminars, an ESE parent workshop and a wheelchair basketball tournament featuring The Miami Heat Wheels.

The expo is presented by NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, 2-1-1 Broward, Center for Independent Living, Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida, Broward Family Life and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities as well as Broward County’s Libraries Division and Parks and Recreation Division. Additional Expo sponsors include Angels Services, Broward County School Board/Child Find, and Florida Center For Allergy and Asthma Care.

The Expo will be held at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which are located at its main Davie campus. For more information, please call 954-537-0211 or 954-735-0963 (TTY) for the hearing impaired.

The Expo caps off a weeklong lineup of events beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Those include an art showcase, dining in the dark fundraising dinner, fashion show, and National White Cane Day. For more information about the expo and the weeklong events leading up to it, please visit: http://www.disabilitiesexpo.com/ October is Disability Awareness Month.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The university awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. For more information visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contacts:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-830-4177 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu