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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!

Post-Amputation Strategy: Be the Inspiration You Seek

April 27, 2015

Diabetes cost Thomas Morris part of his leg, but not his attitude. Propelled by Mom's no-pity-party advice, he now advocates and inspires others like him.

The Dichotomy of Disability: Worst Enemy or Best Friend?

April 24, 2015

Greg Smith, The Strength Coach, takes a candid look at his muscular dystrophy, with all its dark clouds and silver linings.

Discover the Big Apple's Accessible Core

April 21, 2015

Your wheelchair will not keep you from New York City's classic sights and must-have experiences. Make sure these attractions headline your next trip to the Big Apple.

Trevair Snowden: Once Extreme, Always Extreme

April 20, 2015

In the years since his accident, Trevor 'Trevair' Snowden has created a new wheelchair, invented a Paralympic-style sport, published a hip-hop album and continues to stay extreme.

Calming the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease

April 15, 2015

Parkinson's Disease comes on gradually, insidiously claiming one neurological function after another. Learn how Deep Brain Stimulation helped one doctor reclaim his life.

Is That Business Special Needs Certified?

April 13, 2015

This stamp of approval means that your business has been educated to better understand, engage and serve customers with special needs.

Loving the Living Skeleton

April 8, 2015

Greg Smith, Sr. is a 65-pound force of nature. And while the sound of his voice booms from his slight frame, his message about positive body image truly resonates.

Things that Go Growling in the Night

April 7, 2015

Because Kellisa Kain makes more communication progress in the great outdoors than in months of therapy, her dad makes even remote areas of the U.S. their playground. But brace yourself for this hair-raising account of their adventures in Bear Country.

The Dirt on Accessible Vacuums

April 3, 2015

Just in time for spring cleaning, Team Twardowski has been disability testing vacuum cleaners. To be accessible, vacuums need to do a lot more than suck. Read on for the dirt...

Abilities Expo Ambassador Stars in BuzzFeed Video

April 2, 2015

Santina Muha—former New York Metro ambassador—was recently featured in a candid, very funny BuzzFeed piece called "Ask a Woman in a Wheelchair." Watch the video and you'll understand why we just love her!

Losing That Mutual Sex Drive

April 1, 2015

When a couple's physical passion has not kept pace with their love and devotion due to disease or disability, what should they do? Read on for advice from Dr. Mitch Tepper, noted sexologist.

Keeping Mobile with MS

March 30, 2015

Better living through technology! With no time for MS, this busy mom of 7 turned to less conventional ways to maintain independent mobility.

Who Said your Powder Room Can't Be Swanky and Safe?

March 19, 2015

You're first impression will be: "No way, that's a toilet??" Oh, but it's so much more. ToiléChic offers a safer, more stable, more sanitary bathroom experience for those with challenges in that department. And, it looks like it belongs in your living room!

Living a New Dream

March 18, 2015

Advice can seem trite and cliché, unless it comes from someone who has been there. Meet Chris Malcom, a C-7 quadriplegic who became both husband and father after his injury.

VMI Wants Your PAID Input

March 19, 2015

Don't you think you should be paid for your sage advice? We do. And so does VMI. Read on to see if you quality for their in-person focus group at the New York Metro Abilities Expo.

LA's Top 5 Accessible Attractions

March 18, 2015

LA's main attractions are cool, fun and…wait for it…accessible! Travel blogger on wheels Cory Lee shares his favorite hot spots in the City of Angels.

Benefits of Equine Therapy…From the Horse's Mouth

March 17, 2015

Intuitive and accepting, horses sense the person and not the disability. Check out firsthand accounts which illustrate how they excel as therapy animals.

Regain THAT Feeling

March 16, 2015

Have you lost that loving feeling? Renowned sexologist Dr. Mitchell Tepper is committed to help get it back. All you have to do is ask!

Facing Amputation

March 13, 2015

The prospect of undergoing amputation can be terrifying so never go it alone. Look to the people who have not only lived through it, but who have made their new normal work for them.

Product Spotlight: Mountain Trike

February 27, 2015

When the great outdoors beckons, this rough, tough, all-terrain chair from the UK is your cup of tea.

The Inspirational Ainsley Rossiter

February 27, 2015

Without ever speaking a word, without ever taking a step, 11-year-old Ainsley Rossiter has been an inspiration to the disability community and beyond.

Making a Difference: Bobbi Jean Tanberg of KnowBarriers

February 27, 2015

Remaking a life following a life-altering injury or diagnosis is a daunting one. Bobbi Jean Tanberg of KnowBarriers has made it her life's mission to help others adjust and, ultimately, thrive in their new normal.

Restoring Vision for Retinitis Pigmentosa

February 27, 2015

Reversing blindness through high-tech retinal implants? Move over Steve Austin. Now real-life bionics are changing people's lives!

No, I'll Take the Room I Reserved, Thank You

February 27, 2015

Devoted father Chris Kain advises other parents of children with special needs NOT to be accommodating with those providing accommodations.

Newly Injured Overcomes and Reconnects in College

February 27, 2015

College student Ather Sharif had a choice: Live as a victim of his life-altering injury or adjust to life on wheels and thrive in the process. Read his sage advice for others who want to join him in picking what's behind door #2.

Disability Access Litigation Still Needed

February 27, 2015

Though it's been 25 years since the ADA was signed into law, legal action still plays an important role in defending disability rights.

America's Got Talent…From You?

February 5, 2015

Are you a born performer ready to show the world your talents? America's Got Talent is gearing up for their 10th and best season yet with a special shout out to the Abilities community.

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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