• Numotion
    Seeing the World at Eye Level
    This new mobility platform enhances the maneuverability, independence and overall health of manual wheelchair users.
  • Camp Awakening
    Get Outside!
    An unforgettable, life-shaping experience, summer camp expands horizons and can be enjoyed by kids of all abilities.
  • 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.

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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

How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Heals Children

April 11, 2017

Now that kids today have far less unrestricted play, they present with more anxiety, processing disorders, ADD and cognitive disabilities.

Adaptive Fashion Guru Introduces Disability Fashion Styling System

March 24, 2017

Cur8Able's Stephanie Thomas has accessible fashion down to a science. Her system is practical, inclusive and, of course, stylish.

'4 Wheel Bob' Screens at Abilities Expo

March 23, 2017

Fearless adventurer Bob Coomber is committed to being the first wheelchair hiker to traverse the treacherous Sierra Nevadas. This is his movie.

First-Ever Abilities Job Fair at Abilities Expo

February 23, 2017

Looking for a new job? Don't miss the Abilities Job Fair, one day only on Friday, March 24 at Abilities Expo Los Angeles.

Numotion Tek RMD: Seeing the World at Eye Level

March 23, 2017

New mobility platform gets manual wheelchair users standing, enhancing maneuverability and independence.

High School Senior Launches Special Beauties Pageant

March 23, 2017

What began as a Girl Scout project became a passion to create an all-inclusive pageant for kids with disabilities.

Inspired by Drive is Inspired by You

March 22, 2017

Two leading companies have joined forces to form a new champion for special needs kids and help them do what they do best—play.

Cure Medical Pushes to End Paralysis

March 21, 2017

Cure Medical's active and ongoing commitment to reversing SCI has led them to back the cutting-edge research of scientists around the world.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home More Accessible

February 9, 2017

What's good for you in terms of home accessibility can also be good for the planet...and the pocketbook.

The Paintbrush is Mightier than the Disease

January 16, 2017

Not only does painting help with a young girl's development, the sale of her creations at a local Toronto art show will fund research into her rare disease.

Combat Disability-Related Health Issues with Specific Nutrients

January 16, 2017

We all know we're supposed to eat healthy. But do you know which foods are specifically beneficial for which health conditions?

BraunAbility MXV Takes Canadians on the Open Road in Style

January 13, 2017

BraunAbility figured Canadians might want to check out a cool, sleek, feature-packed accessible vehicle that is not a mini-van.

Link Up Blazes a Trail to the Workplace for Canadians with Disabilities

January 10, 2017

This tenacious employment service has led thousands from the disability community to gainful employment.

ParaSport Ontario: True Sport Lives Here

January 6, 2017

Want to play adaptive sports in Ontario? ParaSport can get you off the sidelines and in the game.

There's ALWAYS a Good Reason to Dance!

January 3, 2017

Pioneering dance organization WHEEL DANCE is changing the lives and attitudes of the community, one dance move at a time.

Get Outside! Why EVERYONE Should Go to Summer Camp

December 31, 2016

An unforgettable, life-shaping experience, summer camp expands horizons and can be enjoyed by kids of all abilities.

How a Caregiver Can Apply for SSI on Behalf of a Child

December 22, 2016

Applying for Social Security disability benefits for your loved ones doesn't have to be a bureaucratic nightmare. Read on to help cut through the red tape.

#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.

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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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