Welcome to our Virtual Expo: Bonus Edition
To help celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, we’ve set up this special page to share our recent Virtual 16th Annual Adapted Living & Recreation Expo. There is a FULL/UNCUT recording of the Expo for those that would like to watch the event in its entirety and segmented videos from the Expo for those wishing to watch specific parts. In addition, there are BONUS videos from businesses/organizations that were unable to be a part of the Expo. We hope to add more BONUS videos during the month, so keep visiting this page to see those.
If you have any questions about the information provided in the videos, feel free to contact the presenter/business/organization directly where possible. If not possible, you can contact us at email@example.com or 515-554-9759.
Full/Uncut Virtual Expo
Keynote Speaker: Candace Gable
United Spinal Association — National
Overview of Iowa Chapter's Programs
ADA Tribute with Tom Harkin
We honored the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by watching a video of Tom Harkin talking about its impact. Afterwards, a few Iowa Chapter board members shared how the ADA had impacted their lives.
NuCara Home Medical
Autumn Kline & Michelle Willenborg give an overview of the products and services provided by NuCara Home Medical. If you have any questions, contact Autumn at 515-577-7410 or Michelle at 515-664-9055.
Comedian, Clay Turtle, participated in the Virtual Expo, but experienced sound difficulties with Zoom during his segment. He has kindly allowed us to share one of his videos. You can find more information and videos on Clay’s Facebook page.
TED Talk Host & Marathon Participant
Dean Furness talks about his experiences of hosting a TED Talk and being a participant in multiple marathons. Dean’s TED Talk, “To Overcome Challenges, Stop Comparing Yourself to Others,” can be seen on YouTube.
Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology
Jennifer Six from Easterseals Iowa gives an overview of their Assistive Technology Program that’s available to all Iowans with disabilities. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer at 515-308-1792.
Zach Mecham shows a short movie he filmed about what it’s like to live with a disability and talks about his work as a filmmaker. You can learn more about Zach by visiting his Facebook page Zach of All Trades Media.
Des Moines Rowing Club (DMR)
An overview of the Des Moines Rowing Club’s Adaptive Membership Initiative for individuals with SCI. DMR is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization created to promote the sport of rowing in Central Iowa. Founded in 1983, DMR continues to offer its 200 members many opportunities to row, compete, volunteer and socialize.