• Donna Russo in a Passion for Dance
    Experience the trials and triumphs of dancers with disabilities
    as they refuse to give up their dreams in A Passion for Dance.
  • Donna Russo in a Passion for Dance
    Make your voice heard! Sign petition to stop Medicare cuts!
    New legislation will put reimbursements on the chopping block unless you act before October 23.
  • Kristen Hartness
    Ever stop to think just how much goes into training a service dog?
    If you are considering an assistance dog to help with your disability, this is a MUST-READ!
  • Aaron Baker
    Doctors said he would never feed himself again.
    Good thing Aaron Baker didn't listen.

Hello, Disability Community. Welcome home!

If you liked Abilities Expo, you'll love the new Abilities.com! It's got something for everyone and, when you consider the vast and varied makeup of the Community, THAT is saying something. Your 24/7 link to information and inspiration awaits!

Make the Abilities.com Connection

In much the same way as our live event reaches out to people with the full spectrum of disabilities, Abilities.com enlightens and entertains with articles, videos, contests and information on disability products, adaptive sports, assistive technology, community heroes, inclusive recreation and more!

Civil Disobedience: Why It's My Choice

October 12, 2015

Activist Mark Johnson shares his view on why nonviolent confrontation works to create lasting change.

Listen Up: Low-Vision Audio Recordings Available Free to Public

October 8, 2015

Though low vision can increase the difficulty level of daily living, these free audio recordings offer practical tips on how to mitigate challenges and stay independent.

Make Your Voices Heard! Sign Petition to Stop Medicare Cuts!

September 24, 2015

Reimbursement rates for complex rehab wheelchair accessories and seating systems are about to be on the Medicare chopping block. Sign this petition to stop it!

Cosplay Without Limits

September 18, 2015

Misa On Wheels, New England's most notable cosplayer on wheels, weighs in on the pastime that has become her passion.

New Documentary Film Highlights Dancers with Disabilities

September 18, 2015

Experience the trials and triumphs of dancers with disabilities as they refuse to give up their dreams in A Passion for Dance.

Overreaching Medicare Proposal Mobilizes Amputee Community

September 18, 2015

One prosthetic per lifetime? It's no wonder lower limb amputees have taken to Washington to put a stop to this proposal before it becomes law.

It's Time to Cure Paralysis

September 18, 2015

The Miami Project's clinical trials currently in progress are moving science toward a cure for paralysis.

Do You Have Your Get-Out-of-High-Priced-Prescriptions Free Card?

September 17, 2015

The cost of your prescriptions should not make you feel worse than the condition you are treating. Good news—it doesn't have to!

Assistance Dogs: Private vs. Program Training

September 17, 2015

Ever stop to think just how much goes into training a service dog? If you are considering an assistance dog to help with your disability, this is a MUST-READ!

Product Spotlight: Handizap's Sixth Digit

August 31, 2015

When high-tech gizmos didn't achieve one quadriplegic's goal, he developed the perfect hand-held gadget to help.

The Rossiters Keep Rolling with the Wind

April 31, 2015

The efforts of the Rossiter family to help their daughter have snowballed into a national effort to other families with special needs.

Podcast Gives Voice to the Small Fish in a Big Pond

August 31, 2015

From his motorized chair, Small Fish Radio's Michael Herzovi delights podcast audiences with theater performances in the tradition of an old-style radio show.

iDevices are iOpening for Blind and Visually Impaired

August 31, 2015

iDevices have become the go-to products for people with visual impairments. Check out free audio training on how to maximize their use.

Victoria Arlen: Rockin' Her Disability

August 31, 2015

After being trapped for years in a vegetative state, she rejoined the world with a vengeance and went on to take the Paralympic gold in swimming. Meet the unstoppable Victoria Arlen.

Let's Go Wheelin' in Beantown

August 29, 2015

Unlock your hand brake and take a roll around Boston. This cornerstone of a American history is also very accessible!

Life's Hurdles are Opportunities to Feel the Thrill of Victory

August 28, 2015

You know what helps you conquer life's daily challenges? Really, really wanting that win and really, really hating to lose.

Rolling for Rights: The 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill

July 30, 2015

We think the wheels of progress move a little faster when the advocates are on wheels too, as evidenced by this summer's Roll on Capitol Hill.

Emotional Song Calls for People to See with their Hearts

July 27, 2015

The beautiful ballad "Look Into My Eyes" was not truly complete until performed by the sonorous voice of Eric Brandt, who has cerebral palsy and is blind.

Study Poised to Help People who Use AAC

July 28, 2015

If you are an active participant in adaptive sports and have complex communication needs, your insights are in high demand! Read on…

Consumer with Disabilities, Fight Back!

July 24, 2015

An entire industry is after your consumer dollars. Make sure everybody remembers that!

Disability as Inspiration: Can Greater Exposure Overcome this Phenomenon?

July 17, 2015

The rampant overuse of the word "inspirational" with regards to the accomplishments of people with disabilities is not welcome among many advocates. What can be done?

Abilities Expo: Inspirational, Unforgettable and Coming Your Way

Abilities Expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the Community, their families, caregivers, seniors, and healthcare professionals. It's about introducing opportunities that can enrich your life ...especially ones that you never knew were out there.

Game-changing tech will help you redefine possible

It wasn't all that long ago that bionic exoskeletons and eye-gaze technologies were the stuff of science fiction. Now it’s reality and just some of the leading-edge products at Abilities Expo!

Dance like nobody's watching

Every Abilities Expo is your chance to learn hot new dance moves that promote fitness. It could be hip hop, ballroom, Latin, Zumba, ballet or line dancing, but it’s always inclusive and it’s always fun!

Animals have a way of finding the people that need them

Greater independence and wellness is just a friendly wet nose away for many people with disabilities. Find out how assistance animals support their human partners.

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