URBANA — More than 70 organizations will gather at Lincoln Square Village, Urbana, Oct. 13 to show the local community what's available to serve people with disabilities.
This sixth annual Disability Resource Expo is sponsored by the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board, the Champaign County Mental Health Board and local businesses and organizations.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free.
Included will be information booths, children's activities, a disability pride room where local artists will sell their works of art, entertainment, a drawing for a free Kindle Fire, and raffle ticket sales and drawings for Ebertfest passes and a hand-made quilt. There will also be a fashion show at noon.
Hollee Trent, the 14-year-old author of the book "Broken," will be on hand to sign autographs.
Extra wheelchair-accessible parking will be set aside for this event.
The expo helps serve as an education tool for families with members who have disabilities, but it's also designed for the whole community to enjoy, said Barb Bressner, the event coordinator.