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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 2014 Is October 26th


You're invited to the 8th Annual AccessAbility Fest, San Antonio’s premier resource fair for individuals of all abilities, takes place at El Mercado on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 10am-3pm. This free, family-friendly event spotlights programs and services provided by institutions supporting individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges.

Come and enjoy fun activities, and learn about new information and and resources available to support persons with disabilities and their families. The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend. You're also encouraged to wear your Halloween costumes and enjoy family-friendly trick-or-treating.

Experts from all types of services will be available to take questions and give advice including:

·         Benefits Management / Financial Planning

·         Community Education & Public Awareness

·         Education

·         Employment

·         Legislative & Legal

·         Health & Nutrition

·         Residential Options

·         Support Services

·         Recreation-Socialization

·         Transportation

·         Therapy & Rehabilitation

and other areas of need and support.

More information is available at accessabilityfest.com

AccessAbility Fest 2014 is hosted by Texas Public Radio and disABILITYsa.org and is made possible by

Anchor Sponsors: 

H-E-B and Wave Healthcare

Benefactor Sponsors:

AACOG – Alamo Service Connection and Red McCombs Toyota

Charter Sponsors:

Accessible Designs, Inc., CRIT USA (Children’s Rehabilitation Institute Teleton)PCSI and Wells Fargo

Special thanks to the City of San Antonio for providing the event venue.


Carin Lamontagne joined the Texas Public Radio team in October 2012. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1996 with a B.A. in history, and she also studied anthropology and vocal music performance.