• Makeathon
    Danny's Game-Changing Makeathon
    A team of brilliant minds collaborated to solve challenges related to the disabilities of Daniel Stickney…in one week.
  • Kanya Sesser
    Hawaii Five-0 Casts Kanya Sesser
    Kanya Sesser—actor, model, surfer, skateboarder, sit-skiier on CBS at 9:00 pm, Friday, October 7!
  • Toronto Show
    Abilities Expands to Canada
    In response to popular demand, the Toronto event will launch January 20-22, 2017!

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

#ThisIsHowI Campaign Showcases What's Possible

November 30, 2016

AbleThrive commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a social media initiative designed to celebrate the ability and ingenuity of the community.

Affordable Wireless Remote Turns on Lamps and More

November 28, 2016

Can you say...perfect stocking stuffer? This daily living aid not only makes life easier, it does it without breaking the bank.

Access Earth: Help Make the World More Accessible

November 28, 2016

Is your next destination really accessible? Just check this new app which rates businesses based on the specific accessibility input from the community.

Para-golf in the Paralympics—WHY NOT?!?

November 28, 2016

Challenged by the 2016 Paralympic snub, para-golfers are pushing hard for inclusion in the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

NBA Star Develops Device to Help with Chronic Pain

November 18, 2016

His knees may have truncated Jonathan Bender's NBA career, but they were also the impetus for an invention to help people with chronic joint pain and mobility issues.

Got Lemons? Make LEMONADE

November 18, 2016

Catch Fusion's new series about people with disabilities who have achieved greatness, obliterating all obstacles in their path.

SoftWheel by NuMotion: Bringing Comfort to the Road Most Traveled

November 17, 2016

Leveraging cutting-edge tech, the SoftWheel absorbs the shock of unforgiving roads to give wheelchair users a smoother, more comfortable ride.

Danny's Game-Changing Makeathon

November 18, 2016

A team of brilliant minds collaborated to solve challenges related to the disabilities of Daniel Stickney…in one week.

Gamers with Disabilities Discuss Accessibility

November 8, 2016

Tech guy and life-long gamer Paul Lane explores ways to make popular games more accessible to the community.

Becoming Invictus

October 8, 2016

The life of Steve Simmons went sideways when a degenerative illness resulted in SCI. With the support of family, he is back and fighting for his country again, this time as an athlete.

Canadian Paralympian Thanks Brazil and Looks Ahead

November 1, 2016

With one incredible Paralympic experience under her belt, what’s next for boccia phenom Alison Levine?

CommunicoTool 2: Making it Easy for Children to Find their Words

October 31, 2016

Developed by a dad whose daughter has Autism, this ingenious language app helps children who are nonverbal gain the confidence they need to communicate.

Join the Movement! Vote With Heart!

October 27, 2016

Amidst one of the most divisive elections in American history, an initiative has been set into motion which calls the disability community to unite and pledge to #VoteWithHeart.

Hawaii Five-0 Casts Kanya Sesser

October 7, 2016

Kanya Sesser—actor, model, surfer, skateboarder, sit-skiier—has joined the Hawaii Five-0 cast for tonight’s riveting episode. Watch it on CBS at 9:00 pm!

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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