October 2021


Abilities Expo New York Metro

(3 days) New Jersey Convention & Expo Center97 Sunfield AveEdisonNJ08837

Abilities Expo brings thousands of game-changing products, services and technologies all under one roof. Regardless of the type and level of your disability, they strive to provide the resources you need to exceed your own expectations and thrive. Attend free, info-packed workshops on issues that matter to you. Get tips on financial planning, making your home more accessible, traveling with a disability and how medical cannabis can help a variety of conditions. Try such inclusive activities as adaptive sports, dance, assistance animals, an adaptive climbing wall and so much more for the kids of all ages! If something sparks your interest, you can find out how to engage year-round.


ALDAcon 2021

(5 days) Sheraton Niagara Falls00 3rd StNiagara FallsNY14303

ALDAcon is the annual convention of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA). It is held in various cities around the country, generally rotating from the eastern section of the country to the middle of the country, to the western section of the country.  ALDAcon usually begins with a Presidential reception on Wednesday evening and ends with a Farewell Brunch on Sunday morning.  ALDAcon features guest speakers, workshops of interest to late-deafened adults, exhibits by vendors of products and services for people with hearing loss, the presentation of various ALDA awards to deserving individuals, the annual business meeting of ALDA, entertainment after the Friday evening banquet, and the famous Karaoke Party on Saturday evening, where everyone lets their hair down and pretends they have a “golden voice.” ALDAcon provides an opportunity for learning about the problems that late-deafened individuals face, and the strategies that they have developed to overcome the many challenges caused by their hearing loss.  ALDAcon is a place to renew old friendships, to make new ones, to socialize, and to simply have fun!