• Eric LeGrand
    Eric LeGrand Featured in AT&T Beyond Limits Campaign
    When a tackle abruptly changed his life forever, Eric set a new course.
  • Toronto Show
    Abilities Expands to Canada
    In response to popular demand, the Toronto event will launch January 20-22, 2017!
  • Wheelchair Basketball
    Catch THE REBOUND!
    Celebrated documentary film tells the stories of wheelchair basketball athletes.

Connect to Your Abilities Community

Whether you are new to this dynamic and passionate Community or have been a card-carrying member since birth, Abilities is here to help you engage on multiple levels. We have taken what is special about the live Abilities Expos and amplified it online to more effectively reach the 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability as well as the devoted caregivers, industry and health professionals that support them.

Enjoy compelling articles in the following categories. Use-now tips, entertaining opinion pieces and in-depth stories are there to promote your increased independence and better quality of life.

Adaptive Sports

It’s not just a great way to promote health and wellness, it’s crazy fun. Check out skiing, rowing and more!

Assistive Tech

Bridge the gap between ability and disability with cutting-edge devices and inventive, low-tech gadgets.

Community Heroes

Meet ordinary people whose circumstances empowered them to push harder and achieve greater.

Parents & Caregivers

You would do anything for the loved one in your care. Find tips and resources to help you take control.

Inclusive Recreation

All work and no play? Not for this community of dancers, artist, travelers, outdoorsy types and more!

Disability Products

Science, technology and overall ingenuity have revolutionized the disability products industries. Read on!

Latest News and Stories

Abilities Expo Enhances Attendee Experience with NEW Abilities Meet Up Zones

May 26, 2016

At Abilities Expo Chicago, attendees and experts from our vibrant disability community can connect, share experiences and learn from each other in this fun, informal meeting space.

Colleges Resolve to Improve Employment Outlook for Students with Disabilities

May 26, 2016

Despite protections, the job market for grads with disabilities can be problematic. Forward-thinking colleges have established programs to help pave the way to gainful employment.

Cowboy is a Girl’s Best Friend

May 18, 2016

The accident changed Katie Mathews life forever. Then Cowboy, her assistance dog, changed it again.

Seva Accupressure for Caregiver Stress Release

April 28, 2016

Though engaged in a labor of love, caregivers often face a relentless amount of stress each day. Learn how acupressure can provide a much needed release.

Medical Cannabis 101

April 28, 2016

For those considering cannabis to treat a medical condition, you must first sort fact from fiction and understand a few basic—yet crucial—principles to ensure the best result.

Abilities Expo Expands to Canada

April 28, 2016

In response to an overwhelming demand from the disability community and the industry and serves them, Abilities Expo Toronto will launch January 20-22, 2017!

Stay Healthy and Fit when you are ‘Stuck in Bed’

April 28, 2016

Even if mobility is an issue, you can keep the muscled toned and the blood pumping with the customizable Stuck in Bed Fitness therapy system.

My Last Good Day

April 28, 2016

Though life’s clock winds down for us all, those with progressive illnesses are frequently reminded of its ticking. Author and advocate with SMA, Steve Spohn, encourages new dreams and goals instead of lamenting your last good days.

Eric LeGrand Featured in AT&T Beyond Limits Campaign

April 28, 2016

Though a tackle gone wrong put an abrupt end to his NFL aspirations, Eric LeBrand has forged a new path to author, motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson.

Blindfold Games Level the Playing Field

April 6, 2016

Developers challenge the typical sight-dominant world of gaming to bring a new level of inclusivity to gamers of all ages and abilities.

Best and Worst Places to Live for People with Disabilities

March 18, 2016

The top 150 largest cities in America have been judged for disability friendliness! Spoiler alert, Toto! If you are not living in the #1 city, you’re not in Kansas anymore.


March 18, 2016

This celebrated documentary film tells the stories of three adaptive athletes and their team’s relentless pursuit of the championship in wheelchair basketball.

Olivia Wilde PSA Challenges Perceptions of Down Syndrome

March 18, 2016

This Hollywood A-lister plays the alter ego of a young women with Down Syndrome in the compelling online film, 'How Do You See Me?'

Is Our Addiction Policy Needlessly Killing People?

March 15, 2016

Could we learn a few things from the rest of the world in treating those with disabilities, diseases and disorders?

Check Out Our Live Events

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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