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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

We’re the Superhumans

September 13, 2016

Against a big band musical score performed only by musicians with disabilities, this fun video trailer features Rio’s Paralympic athletes doing what they do best…racing, swimming, jumping, shooting, competing and striving to exceed even their own expectations.

Germany Welcomes Travelers with Disabilities

September 14, 2016

Germany gets it and is making travel more accessible through a new nationwide initiative. It's the right thing to do, and it’s good business. Willkommen in Deutschland!

Dylan Kuehl Dances for the Jacksons

September 14, 2016

Dylan Kuehl is not just any Michael Jackson fan. In an ultimate wish-come-true, this 33-year-old with Down Syndrome paid tribute to his hero by performing for the Jackson family.

Dylan Kuehl Dances for the Jacksons

September 14, 2016

Dylan Kuehl is not just any Michael Jackson fan. In an ultimate wish-come-true, this 33-year-old with Down Syndrome paid tribute to his hero by performing for the Jackson family.

Enraged Father Sounds Off, but Was he Heard?

September 12, 2016

Devoted dad rages against the apathy and insensitivity that would rob his daughter’s privacy, hoping against hope that his vehemence will be a deterrent to would-be offenders.

Fleximug: Live Flexibly

September 12, 2016

When something as simple as taking a refreshing drink is a community effort, innovations like this handy product go a long way toward reclaiming independence.

Pokémon GO or No-Go for the Community?o

September 12, 2016

With the Pokémon GO craze going strong, Living Able vlogger Kristen Hart weighs in on the inclusivity of pocket monster mania.

The Road to Rio

August 25, 2016

The Paralympic adventure of Canadian athlete Alison Levine is about to begin. Poised to compete on the world stage, Alison shares her biggest secret to success.

Celebrating Our Unique Abilities

August 4, 2016

Adam Farris has a fundamental issue with the word "disability." As he looks at his life and accomplishments, he sees only ability and promise. He thinks you should, too.

Raw Beauty Project: Creating Visibility for Disability in Fashion and Society

August 4, 2016

Models with disabilities have had it with the relative invisibility of the disability community in the media. This groundbreaking initiative is poised to heighten awareness, alter perceptions and, ultimately, change reality.

When Disaster Strikes

August 4, 2016

The old adage, "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst," is not paranoia, especially not for the disability community. Take your first precautionary steps with this article; then meet with emergency experts at any Abilities Expo.

Gateway to Gold: Your Path to the Podium

August 4, 2016

Do you have what it takes to represent America and compete in Paralympic Games? Your athletic prowess may just what Team USA is looking for.

Obi: Feeding Yourself is a Robotic Arm Away

August 3, 2016

Meet Obi. This self-feeding device is smart, stylish, versatile and sure to bring relaxation and pleasure back to your dining experience.

Wheelchairs and Weight Control

July 1, 2016

One woman's lifelong experience with chronic pain, mobility and weight gain drastically improved in a way she never expected.

Talented Service Dog Helps Partner Overcome Challenges of RA

June 30, 2016

In Tswana, 'Neo' means gift. In Texas, the incredible service dog Neo is the greatest gift a woman with Rheumatoid arthritis could ask for.

Cycles of Life: A Dream Re-Purposed

June 23, 2016

At first, author and avid cyclist Alice Teisan, thought her debilitating disease had driven her completely off track. However, through her work bringing mobility devices to developing countries, she realized it was more of a course correction.

Where There’s a WHILL, There’s a Way

June 23, 2016

Don’t think of WHILL as a wheelchair exactly. Think of it more as a next gen personal mobility vehicle whose cool, Star Trek-worthy design is poised to revolutionize the industry.

You Before Me NOT Me Before You

June 23, 2016

The gloves are off when it comes this summer’s tearjerker, Me Before You. Wheel Talk Wheel Issues Host Margarita Elizondo challenges the film’s premise that suicide is the answer.

An Inside Look at Intensive Pediatric PT with its U.S. Pioneer Euro-Peds

June 22, 2016

Kids are making tremendous strides towards independence and better health when their physical therapy program is taken up a notch.

Waiting for Kellisa’s "Mile High Miracle"

June 22, 2016

Dad to a child with disabilities marvels at the unbelievable 'phenomenon' taking place in our friendly skies. People who require a wheelchair to board his flights miraculously DO NOT NEED IT to deplane!

Project Mobility: Cycles for Life

June 6, 2016

Adaptive bikes provide life-changing mobility, strength, self-esteem and the ultimate freedom for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Project Mobility is determined to make that freedom happen.

Design Matters: Skinny Jeans Send Woman to Hospital

June 3, 2016

Think we’re joking? Nope. Smart money says this damsel in distressed jeans will never again sacrifice function for form. Good thing adaptive clothing recognizes both!

ReelAbilities: The Force Awakens

June 3, 2016

Social media has been brimming with commentary on the hotbed issue of disability in film. The founder of ReelAbilities, the nation’s largest disability film festival, weighs in on Hollywood’s oversight of America’s largest minority group.

Support Disability in Business to Create a Cycle of Success

June 3, 2016

Enterprising, trail-blazing entrepreneurs with disabilities will enjoy more success the more we back their efforts. Accordingly, as these individuals prosper, so does the community at large.

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.

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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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