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Special Needs Expo 2020: Building Bridges for Families

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wendell Foster’s Building Bridges for Families Special Needs Expo will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Owensboro Convention Center. The Expo is an opportunity for community agencies to collaborate in providing information about resources and services that will assist families in supporting a loved one with a disability.  The Expo will include non-profit organizations, state agencies, and private businesses that provide services in the following areas: Adult Day Services, Advocacy and Support, Assistive Technology, Behavior Supports, Durable Medical Equipment, Early Childhood, Education, Employment, Future Planning, Health & Rehab, Recreation, Waivers.

We are excited to have a celebrity guest for this year’s Expo, Sean McElwee, cast member for the Emmy Winning A&E television show “Born This Way.”  Sean is 26 years old and is an entrepreneur, creating T-shirts with his funny sayings that he sells at He enjoys public speaking, encouraging his audiences to never give up on their dreams. Sean lives in his own apartment with supported living staff that facilitate his independence.  He loves making his own decisions and eating bean and cheese burritos every single day!  He is a self-professed ladies man, a gifted athlete and has dance moves that own the floor.  He has a goal of visiting every state and this will be his first visit to Kentucky!  Sean will give a speech “It Can Happen” and host a Fashion Show with models wearing his T-shirts.

2020 Vendors

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky (Partner Sponsor)
Arts for All Kentucky
Audubon Area Headstart
Beds by George (Friend Sponsor)
Building Blocks Child Development Center (Friend Sponsor)
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
Courtney’s Crowns for Downs
Early Intervention & Consultation
Goodin Law Office of Special Needs Planning
Growing Minds Learning Center
Hugh E. Sandefur Training Center
Innovation in Motion (Friend Sponsor)
Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
Kentucky Autism Training Center
Kentucky SPIN
Lee Specialty Clinic
Life Plan of Kentucky
Musick Studios
National Seating & Mobility (Partner Sponsor)
Optimal Rhythms
Owensboro Healthpark
ProBed (Friend Sponsor)
Puzzle Pieces
River Valley Behavioral Health
Sleep Safe Beds (Friend Sponsor)
SMILE on Down Syndrome
Special Olympics of Kentucky
Spina Bifa Association of Kentucky
Staves Occupational Therapy Services (Friend Sponsor)
Target Medical (Friend Sponsor)
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Penguin Project
Theratree Pediatric Therapy Services
Yussman Special Needs Law (Friend Sponsor)
Wellcare (Supporter Sponsor)
Wendell Foster

Special Needs EXPO 2020 Letter Flyer Help spread the word! Download the 2020 Special Needs Expo poster.


September 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Cindy Huston


Owensboro Convention Center
501 West 2nd St
Owensboro, KY 42301 United States
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Wendell Foster
815 Triplett Street
P.O. Box 1668
Owensboro, KY 42303


Phone: 270-683-4517
Toll Free: 877-932-2678