• Donna Russo in a Passion for Dance
    Experience the trials and triumphs of dancers with disabilities
    as they refuse to give up their dreams in A Passion for Dance.
  • Kristen Hartness
    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!
  • Aaron Baker
    Doctors said he would never feed himself again.
    Good thing Aaron Baker didn't listen.
  • Accessible California Beaches
    Up close with California's coastline!
    Find out which beaches are accessible for you.

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

Worse-Than-Expected Cuts to Complex Wheelchair Accessories Set for January 1st

November 28, 2015

What happens if you do nothing? 2016 will be the year that debilitating Medicare cuts reduce or eliminate access to CRT. Please act!

No Charity

November 28, 2015

Do employers still have lower expectations of the disability community, providing jobs out of a sense of altruism instead of for their acumen?

Free, Accessible Programs to Enhance Your Life

November 25, 2015

From an onscreen to Braille translator to a specialized search engine for finding wheelchairs and adaptive vehicles, these free programs will help you in your online endeavors.

Service dog? Emotional Support Dog? Companion animal? Therapy?

November 25, 2015

While they all play a crucial role in the disability community, the law views each category differently. Here's expert trainer Kristin Hartness with the 411.

Los Angeles Abilities Expo Earns Top Honors

November 12, 2015

Abilities Expo has been selected as the 2015 Top Public Event! And we owe it all to you!

How Can You Help Your Tube Fed Child Learn to Eat?

November 5, 2015

The transition from feeding tube to self-sufficient eating is as critical as it is challenging for a child. The NoTube Eating School can aid in this essential adjustment.

Drastic Steps Taken to Combat Illegal Parking in Accessible Spaces

October 30, 2015

Our guess…these abled-bodied folks won't be usurping disability parking spaces again any time soon.

Target Features Model with Disabilities to Pitch Iconic Disney Costume

October 30, 2015

Queen Elsa of Frozen fame has a little girl with crutches modeling her ice castle evening wear, thanks to forward-thinking retailer, Target.

Fit Grips: High Performance Tool to Jazz Up Your Chair

October 30, 2015

For those who spend time riding a wheelchair, this low-cost handgrip can improve performance and looks sharp in multiple colors.

A Functional Home is a Healthy Home

October 29, 2015

Your home is your castle, but what happens when that castle becomes harder to access? Think Universal Design now to avoid redesign later.

Design Matters for Accessible Fall Fashions

October 29, 2015

Want to look like you just rolled off the runway? Adaptive clothes designer Stephanie Alves will keep you looking fashion-forward.

Civil Disobedience: Why It's My Choice

October 12, 2015

Activist Mark Johnson shares his view on why nonviolent confrontation works to create lasting change.

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!

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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