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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!

Join the Disability Toy Revolution

May 20, 2015

The shelves may be brimming with toys, but precious few reflect disability in a positive light. Time for a change.

'Aim High in Steering' - Unexpected Life Lessons from Driver's Ed

May 19, 2015

Are your actions behind the wheel indicative of your outlook on life? Where's your focus?

iLevel from Quantum Rehab Heightens Interactions

May 18, 2015

No one was purposely leaving Kiel Eigen out of the action. It's just that when his eye level was right around his friends' waist levels, it was hard not to feel like he was missing something. But that was before Quantum Rehab's iLevel tech evened his social playing field.

Wheeling California's Coast

May 15, 2015

Who knew which breathtaking vistas of the California coast are also accessible? With the help of a new online wheelchair rider's guide, you do!

Autism Grounds Plane?

May 13, 2015

Unless you are fresh from your home under a rock, you've heard about Juliette Beegle, the 15-year-old with autism who was unceremoniously booted from her United Airlines flight. So what's your take?

TV Talent Show Star with Epilepsy Dares To Dream

May 12, 2015

Connor Doran speaks from experience when he says, "If you can dream it, you can do it." Despite epilepsy and anxiety, he touched millions with his indoor kite flying on America's Got Talent and since.

Turn Frustrations over Accessibility into Teachable Moments

May 7, 2015

When it comes to accessibility, everyone else's ignorance is NOT your bliss. Here are a few tips on how to turn frustration into education.

Bryan Anderson: Conquering Hollywood at iLevel

May 1, 2015

The heroism of Bryan Anderson didn't stop when he left Iraq. Aided by breakthough iLevel technology, he continues to inspire other wounded vets to success and independence.

Product Spotlight: BraunAbility MXV Mobility Crossover Vehicle

April 30, 2015

The secret is out! BraunAbility will reveal its new MXV Mobility Crossover Vehicle—an accessible vehicle that reflects your personality—at Abilities Expo New York Metro.

5 Signs of Stress in Your Caregiver

April 29, 2015

Even the most attentive, loving caregiver can buckle under pressure. Watch out for these clues that person attending to you may need some attention of their own.

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.

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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