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    Experience the trials and triumphs of dancers with disabilities
    as they refuse to give up their dreams in A Passion for Dance.
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    Ever stop to think just how much goes into training a service dog?
    If you are considering an assistance dog to help with your disability, this is a MUST-READ!
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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

Listen Up: Low-Vision Audio Recordings Available Free to Public

October 8, 2015

Though low vision can increase the difficulty level of daily living, these free audio recordings offer practical tips on how to mitigate challenges and stay independent.

Make Your Voices Heard! Sign Petition to Stop Medicare Cuts!

September 24, 2015

Reimbursement rates for complex rehab wheelchair accessories and seating systems are about to be on the Medicare chopping block. Sign this petition to stop it!

Cosplay Without Limits

September 18, 2015

Misa On Wheels, New England's most notable cosplayer on wheels, weighs in on the pastime that has become her passion.

New Documentary Film Highlights Dancers with Disabilities

September 18, 2015

Experience the trials and triumphs of dancers with disabilities as they refuse to give up their dreams in A Passion for Dance.

Overreaching Medicare Proposal Mobilizes Amputee Community

September 18, 2015

One prosthetic per lifetime? It's no wonder lower limb amputees have taken to Washington to put a stop to this proposal before it becomes law.

It's Time to Cure Paralysis

September 18, 2015

The Miami Project's clinical trials currently in progress are moving science toward a cure for paralysis.

Do You Have Your Get-Out-of-High-Priced-Prescriptions Free Card?

September 17, 2015

The cost of your prescriptions should not make you feel worse than the condition you are treating. Good news—it doesn't have to!

Assistance Dogs: Private vs. Program Training

September 17, 2015

Ever stop to think just how much goes into training a service dog? If you are considering an assistance dog to help with your disability, this is a MUST-READ!

Handizap's Sixth Digit Aid the Other Five

August 31, 2015

When high-tech gizmos didn't achieve one quadriplegic's goal, he developed the perfect hand-held gadget to help.

BraunAbility Wants to Hear From You

August 31, 2015

Your opinion counts! Help BraunAbility build an even better accessible vehicle.

The Rossiters Keep Rolling with the Wind

August 31, 2015

The efforts of the Rossiter family to help their daughter have snowballed into a national effort to other families with special needs.

Podcast Gives Voice to the Small Fish in a Big Pond

August 31, 2015

From his motorized chair, Small Fish Radio's Michael Herzovi delights podcast audiences with theater performances in the tradition of an old-style radio show.

iDevices are iOpening for Blind and Visually Impaired

August 31, 2015

iDevices have become the go-to products for people with visual impairments. Check out free audio training on how to maximize their use.

Victoria Arlen: Rockin' Her Disability

August 31, 2015

After being trapped for years in a vegetative state, she rejoined the world with a vengeance and went on to take the Paralympic gold in swimming. Meet the unstoppable Victoria Arlen.

Let's Go Wheelin' in Beantown

August 29, 2015

Unlock your hand brake and take a roll around Boston. This cornerstone of a American history is also very accessible!

Life's Hurdles are Opportunities to Feel the Thrill of Victory

August 28, 2015

You know what helps you conquer life's daily challenges? Really, really wanting that win and really, really hating to lose.

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.

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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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