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Texas Public Radio presents the 9th annual AccessAbility Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at El Mercado. The event is free and open to the public. AccessAbility Fest brings together businesses and organizations to share information, resources, ideas and support for people with all types of disabilities and special needs. The Fest celebrates these individuals and aims to provide them with a fun-filled and educational day that will be memorable. Caregivers of individuals with special needs and disabilities will find support and resource information to benefit them and their loved ones.The schedule of activities for AccessAbility Fest 2015 includes demonstrations, entertainment, a mascot parade, games and much more. And since it is happening just a few days after Halloween, attendees are encouraged to wear their costumes. Finalists will be selected to participate in the costume contest, where they will compete for fun and valuable prizes. Ample parking is available in close proximity, and shuttle buses are provided for those in need. We encourage you to join us this year to celebrate and spread awareness for those with disabilities.Find out more about the next AccessAbility Fest, which is happening on November 8, online at:www.accessabilityfest.comAccessAbility Fest 2015 is hosted by Texas Public Radio and disAbilitysa.org and is made possible by:Anchor Sponsors: Wave Healthcare, H-E-B and Valero Energy FoundationBenefactor Sponsors:AACOG – Alamo Service Connection, Deaf Interpreter Services and PCSICharter Sponsors:Apple Home Care Medical Supply, Exceptional Kids, Jordan Ford Mobility, Red McCombs Toyota, Respite Care and Wells FargoSpecial thanks to the City of San Antonio for providing the event venue.00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1dd0001

AccessAbility Fest 2012

AccessAbility Fest
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In honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month, Texas Public Radio and disABILITYsa.org present the 6th annual AccessAbility Fest. Come out to Hemisfair Park for a family-friendly, fun-filled day offering resources, information, ideas and support for persons with disabilities and their families, including people with physical, intellectual, sensory and developmental disabilities.

Learn about the wealth of resources available to people with disabilities and their families and enjoy dozens of family-friendly activities, fantastic door prizes and live entertainment.
Connect with dozens of nonprofit organizations and businesses that provide resources, products and services designed to cater to the needs of persons with disabilities and their families.

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Having fun with drums at AccessAbility Fest 2010.

Local businesses and organizations serving people with disabilities will be on hand to provide information on products and services designed to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Numerous organizations will provide an array of health screenings and seminars with advice and education regarding of a number of disability-related issues.

Experts in the fields of housing, job and career coaching, socialization and recreation, transportation and mental health will be available for one-on-one sessions to help answer your questions and concerns.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:


2012 AccessAbility Fest is hosted by Texas Public Radio and sponsored by H-E-B, the Valero Energy Foundation, Benefactor Sponsors  Wave Healthcare, Vía Metropolitan Transit, and Charter Sponsors the City of San Antonio, Ben E. Keith and AACOG.

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