ATSA Independent Living Expo - Spire Exhibit

22 May, 2016

For the first time Spire took part in the ATSA Independent Living Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 18th and 19th of May and it was a great success! Spire enjoyed having an exhibit, sharing the ways in which we endeavour to support people in the community living with a spinal cord injury and seeing what other like-minded organisations have to offer. We look forward to being a part of it again! 

This year was the first time that Spire had an exhibit at the ATSA Independent Living Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 18th and 19th of May. 

We enjoyed the opportunity to share information about the peer-facilitated supports and resources that we offer to people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Many of our peer-support volunteers also came along to share their personal lived-experiences, stories, lifestyles and interests.

“Showcases different products and organisations... There are about 70 exhibitors and professionals giving talks..."

It was wonderful to see so many different and diverse exhibits over the two days, such as assistive technologies, mobility solutions, employment support, accessible holiday and recreation ideas, modified vehicles and lots more!  

Overall, it was a very positive and engaging experience. Having only launched Spire in 2015 it was a great way to gain some exposure and make our presence known in the wider disability field. The ATSA Expo is certainly something that we would recommend attending in future years, and we look forward to being part of it again!

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