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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

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?

iLevel from Quantum Rehab Heightens Interactions

May 18, 2015

No one was purposely leaving Kiel Eigen out of the action. It's just that when his eye level was right around his friends' waist levels, it was hard not to feel like he was missing something. But that was before Quantum Rehab's iLevel tech evened his social playing field.

Wheeling California's Coast

May 15, 2015

Who knew which breathtaking vistas of the California coast are also accessible? With the help of a new online wheelchair rider's guide, you do!

Autism Grounds Plane?

May 13, 2015

Unless you are fresh from your home under a rock, you've heard about Juliette Beegle, the 15-year-old with autism who was unceremoniously booted from her United Airlines flight. So what's your take?

TV Talent Show Star with Epilepsy Dares To Dream

May 12, 2015

Connor Doran speaks from experience when he says, "If you can dream it, you can do it." Despite epilepsy and anxiety, he touched millions with his indoor kite flying on America's Got Talent and since.

Turn Frustrations over Accessibility into Teachable Moments

May 7, 2015

When it comes to accessibility, everyone else's ignorance is NOT your bliss. Here are a few tips on how to turn frustration into education.

Bryan Anderson: Conquering Hollywood at iLevel

May 1, 2015

The heroism of Bryan Anderson didn't stop when he left Iraq. Aided by breakthough iLevel technology, he continues to inspire other wounded vets to success and independence.

Product Spotlight: BraunAbility MXV Mobility Crossover Vehicle

April 30, 2015

The secret is out! BraunAbility will reveal its new MXV Mobility Crossover Vehicle—an accessible vehicle that reflects your personality—at Abilities Expo New York Metro.

5 Signs of Stress in Your Caregiver

April 29, 2015

Even the most attentive, loving caregiver can buckle under pressure. Watch out for these clues that person attending to you may need some attention of their own.

Post-Amputation Strategy: Be the Inspiration You Seek

April 27, 2015

Diabetes cost Thomas Morris part of his leg, but not his attitude. Propelled by Mom's no-pity-party advice, he now advocates and inspires others like him.

The Dichotomy of Disability: Worst Enemy or Best Friend?

April 24, 2015

Greg Smith, The Strength Coach, takes a candid look at his muscular dystrophy, with all its dark clouds and silver linings.

Discover the Big Apple's Accessible Core

April 21, 2015

Your wheelchair will not keep you from New York City's classic sights and must-have experiences. Make sure these attractions headline your next trip to the Big Apple.

Trevair Snowden: Once Extreme, Always Extreme

April 20, 2015

In the years since his accident, Trevor Snowden has created a new wheelchair, invented a Paralympic-style sport, published a hip-hop album and continues to stay extreme.

Calming the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease

April 15, 2015

Parkinson's Disease comes on gradually, insidiously claiming one neurological function after another. Learn how Deep Brain Stimulation helped one doctor reclaim his life.

Is That Business Special Needs Certified?

April 13, 2015

This stamp of approval means that your business has been educated to better understand, engage and serve customers with special needs.

Loving the Living Skeleton

April 8, 2015

Greg Smith, Sr. is a 65-pound force of nature. And while the sound of his voice booms from his slight frame, his message about positive body image truly resonates.

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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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