Celebrating the abilities of
people with disabilities!

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Abilities Abound

Join us Saturday, February 27, as we kick off disabilities awareness month with Abilities Abound. Our seventh annual event features multi-talented keynote speaker Matt Savage: pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader.

Abilities Abound recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments in and around the local disability community. Come celebrate with us! The event will be held at Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. Hwy 30 west, Fort Wayne.

Buy Tickets

Don’t miss your chance to meet Matt Savage and attend Abilities Abound. Only 300 seats are available. Tickets will NOT be available at the door, so secure your seat today! Tickets will be sold through Thursday, February 25th.

Ticket prices coming soon

Keynote Speaker

Bio Bio Featuring Matt Savage: pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader
Matt Savage has been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz, classical and popular music since he began his career at the age of eight. Now age twenty-two, Matt has eleven albums to his name.

Performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and The Kravis Center just to name a few, Matt is known in the music industry for his phenomenal talent. He’s also appeared at many world renowned festivals including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival (CA), the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and Heineken Jazzaldia (San Sebastian, Spain). Over the years, he’s performed with some of the biggest names in the music business and appeared on countless television programs such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Marian McPartland’s prestigious Piano Jazz series on NPR and The Today Show.

To learn more about Matt, click here.


Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Location: Sweetwater Sound (Directions)

Additional details coming soon


Essay Contest

LogoEach year, Abilities Abound hosts an 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. One winner from each division (Elementary, Middle, High School) is selected to receive a mini-iPad presented at the Abilities Abound event.

Full essay contest details and 2016 online application are coming soon.


Embolden Grant

The Embolden Enrichment Grant program was created by the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition, which consists of not-for-profit service providers and advocates for people with disabilities in Northeast Indiana. Embolden means “to foster boldness or courage, or to encourage.” Believing that learning is a life long activity that all people should have the opportunity to pursue, these grants provide financial assistance to help individuals with disabilities continue learning.

Three $1,000 grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis. The grant must be used for a post-secondary or enrichment class, employment or life skills training, or an activity or life experience designed to enhance skills. To apply or submit a nomination, please download the appropriate form below.

Nomination and application forms are coming soon.


2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Abilities Abound is only made possible by the generous support of our sponsors who ensure the event adequately represents people with disabilities while equally providing businesses with a worthwhile opportunity to advertise. If you are a business or organization and would like more information on how you can become a sponsor, click here or call Lisa Freeman at 260-422-6441.

Thank you for your continued support of people of all abilities and making the Abilities Abound event a success.


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