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Celebrating the abilities of people with disabilities!

Friday, February 27, 2015

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Abilities Abound

Join us Friday, February 27, as we kick off disabilities awareness month with Abilities Abound. Our sixth annual event features keynote speaker Paratriathelete, Melissa Stockwell.

Abilities Abound recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments in and around the local disability community. Come celebrate with us! Event will be held at the downtown Fort Wayne Courtyard Marriott.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Melissa Stockwell and attend Abilities Abound. Only 300 seats are available. Tickets will NOT be available at the door, so secure your seat today!

Standard: $20

Includes reception and program

Keynote Speaker

Bio Featuring Melissa Stockwell, From Baghdad to Beijing
Featuring Melissa Stockwell, the first female amputee in the Iraq War. Hear her inspirational story From Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond. She has become a world-class Paratriathelete and currently training for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Schedule

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Location: Fort Wayne's Courtyard Marriott (Directions)



5:30 PM Reception

Reception with cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres

6:30 PM Program
  • Welcome
  • Announcement of essay contest winners
  • Announcement of Business of the Year
  • Keynote Speaker: Melissa Stockwell
  • Closing Remarks

Essay Contest


It’s time for the annual Abilities Abound essay contest where students in northeast Indiana are asked to share their perspective and insight on various issues facing the community of individuals with disabilities. This year’s topic will be announced soon!

Sponsors

Abilities Abound is made possible by the Northeast Indiana Disabilities Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) and its member organizations.



NEIDAC Members & Organizations