Have a client needing a compact power wheelchair? Looking for daily living aids or mobility devices? Searching for the latest in Assistive Technology for a client? Know someone who needs to update their lift chair, bed or commode? Don’t know where to start with a vehicle modification? Look no further than ATSA 2023…
Visit the ATSA Independent Living Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 24-25 May to find solutions to all those challenges and more. To register or find out more about this once-a-year Melbourne event visit https://expo.atsa.org.au/melbourne-expo/.
Scores of stands
There are 160-plus stall holders ready to answer your questions and show you solutions to meet your, your client’s or someone else’s needs. If you visit the above-mentioned website you will see Blue Badge Insurance is (proudly!) on this long list of Australia’s best and brightest disability products and services companies.
Make sure you come by to see Blue Badge in Hall 1 (stand 556) if you’re looking to speak to the specialists in comprehensive insurance for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, cars – including vehicles converted for passengers and drivers with disabilities – and even your Assistance Dog! We’re here to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision, including how to save up to 25% off your car insurance if you’re a disability parking permit holder.
It is free to attend so why not take a look? Simply pre-register and you will receive a free coffee too!
Free ATSA 2023 seminars
In addition to the exciting innovation and new products on display this year there is a very strong seminar program – all available for free. You just need to pre- register.
The diversity in the seminar program is set to be very engaging; from the practical to the informative there is something for everyone. The huge array of session topics include but is in no way limited to:
- Insights into our ageing population
- Innovations in seating and positioning equipment
- Seating and wheelchair scripting and assessment tips for working with bariatric clients
- Spotlight on autism
- Parenting from a wheelchair
- Toileting and special needs
- Alternative access to computers and devices, including eye control for the iPad
- Standing opportunities and benefits for children and adults
- Innovations for power wheelchair users
- Intervention in children and adolescents with unilateral Cerebral Palsy
- Benefits and differences of power assist devices
- How adaptive clothing can benefit people with disability
Remember to book early!
And for those in the industry, remember you can gain CPD points from attending.
An adaptive fashion show for the first time
For the first time at the Melbourne expo, ATSA is hosting an ‘Adaptive Clothing Fashion Show’. This provides a platform to showcase accessible clothing and accessories by some exhibitors including Active Adaptive, Dejay Medical, Gripperz Socks and The Shapes United.
ATSA is also looking for people keen to model – the team is NOT looking for professional models, they ARE looking for people who want to have fun modelling some great fashionable items!
Participants of all ages, all backgrounds, and of all abilities are welcome. To register your interest, email [email protected]
Interested in test driving a modified vehicle?
Register your interest and you can test drive modified vehicles from Automobility, Freedom Motors, Mobility Engineering and Total Ability. What a great way to experience driving conversions across a range of providers.
Automobility Director Jeff Watts says, “Wheelchair access vehicles are vital tools to help wheelchair users access the community and looking at photos or sitting in a vehicle at an expo just doesn’t deliver the full end user experience of vision, ride comfort and how a wheelchair access vehicle will work for the wheelchair user and their family and caregivers. A test drive in a vehicle is the only way a wheelchair user can best understand the long-term suitability of a vehicle for their needs.”.
Join in at the ATSA 2023 ‘Have a Go’ sports area
ATSA has already has Blind Golf, Frame Runner and Frame Football involved over the two days – with more to be confirmed. Interested in learning more or getting your sporting group involved? Email [email protected].
Spread the word to your friends, family, colleagues and broader network! We’ll see you there. If you have any questions please feel free to email ATSA at [email protected] or call 1300 789 845.
Want to see more about what ATSA 2023 has to offer? You’ll get a good idea from this showreel of the 2021 event: