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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

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?

Brave New World for Leg Bag Wearers

July 17, 2015

When urinary leg bags are a fact of life for millions of Americans, odds are you or someone you love will benefit from these tips on how to make life with a leg bag easier.

With the ADA Firmly Entrenched, It's Time to Step Up

July 10, 2015

Sure, the system isn't perfect, but society has answered the challenge to be more accessible. What's the next move for the disability community to tear down the remaining walls?

Remembering the Relay: Flashback to the 10th Anniversary of the ADA

July 9, 2015

ADA25 may be this month, but don't forget to take a look at where the Community has been. The award-winning On A Roll documentary harkens back to an earlier ADA celebration.

First Annual Disability Pride Parade to Captivate the Big Apple

July 3, 2015

The Disability Pride Parade is coming to NYC headlined by a host of prominent names in the musical and disability communities.

Meeting and Greeting Someone with Cerebral Palsy

July 2, 2015

Psst…the secret is that there's no secret. And if you don't feel your comfort level is where it should be, this cool infographic will help!

Refocus the Major League Baseball Fan Cam in Honor of ADA

June 17, 2015

We've all seen the Fan Cam during ballgames, but have we all noticed what's missing? Have you ever seen the camera zoom in on fans with disabilities?

Rollin' in the Windy City

June 12, 2015

If you find yourself roaming around Chi-town, steer your chair towards these accessible destinations.

Medicaid Cuts to CRT Threaten Access for Disability Community

June 12, 2015

Drastic Medicaid cuts spell disaster for people with involved disabilities who need hi-tech, specialized wheelchairs.

New Film Highlights Incredible, Hard-Earned Recovery Post SCI

June 11, 2015

Doctors said he would never feed himself again. Now he's completely independent and walking with a cane. Good thing Aaron Baker didn't listen.

Group Travel…Is It for You?

June 3, 2015

Watch your vacation's 'fun factor' skyrocket when you travel in the company of others with disabilities.

Have a Hot Time in Houston

June 1, 2015

Planning to attend Abilities Expo Houston later this summer? Check out these great tips on what else to do while you are in town.

Wheels with Wings: Healing Takes Flight

May 29, 2015

Natalie’s aspirations to facilitate the specialized medical care of others was crucial to her own post-injury healing.

Disability Emoji Are Here!

May 28, 2015

We are all 'emoji' about these new icons and you should be too! It’s a great way to show your support for disability civil rights.

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?

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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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