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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

My Uses of the Word Cripple, and Other Labels

February 4, 2016

“The Grumpy Cripple” weighs in on free expression and questions the importance of labels. Do they get in the way of what is really important?

New Networking Site Brings Hope and Resources to Those with Medical Conditions

February 4, 2016

The Internet is vast with information of widely varying usefulness. Imuneek offers people with health concerns a one-stop hub for finding doctors, medical breakthroughs, relevant forums and other resources.

Take Control of Your Pain

February 4, 2016

Are you one of the 100 million adults affected by chronic pain? Take Control of your Pain events will help you gain knowledge and hope.

NAPA Center: World Renown Therapy Facility Began with One Special Needs Child

February 3, 2016

What started with one mom’s determination for her son to reach his full potential has become a preeminent center devoted to providing cutting-edge therapies for kids with developmental disabilities.

LEVO USA To Launch Summit EL at Abilities Expo Los Angeles

February 2, 2016

A resounding success in Europe, the Summit EL standing wheelchair is coming stateside. LA Abilities Expo attendees will get a sneak peek!

An Open Letter to Restaurateurs and Restaurant Staff

January 31, 2016

Popular blogger, The Disabled Foodie, endeavors to help restaurants improve the dining experience for the disability community.

Design Matters: Will You Be My Accessibly Fashioned Valentine?

January 30, 2016

If you thought that fashion was inaccessible, think again. Check out these tips on how to make the trends work for you.

EZ-Access Introduces New Portable Ramp

January 15, 2016

Though we wish everything were accessible, the realities are not always cooperative. In those cases, check out this new portable ramp from EZ-Access.

Don’t Just Cut the Cord, Save It

January 10, 2016

Worldwide, umbilical cord blood stem cells are involved in nearly half of pediatric treatments. Ever consider banking your child’s cord blood?

Limited Mobility Must Not Limit Exercise

January 10, 2016

Don’t let chronic pain and mobility issues stand in the way of your fitness! Check out this handy infographic complete with great tips on exercising with a disability.

Wheelchair 88: In Search of 'The Best Wheelchair'

January 10, 2016

Wheelchair 88 offers a host of different chairs and mobility solutions but says the perfect one is the one that’s perfect for you.

Wheel Talk Wheel Issues: Finally, a Talk Show that Matters to the Community

January 10, 2016

Whether you know her as Ms. Wheelchair California or Ms. Hotwheels, Margarita Elizondo has launched a new forum to include, inform and inspire wheelchair users.

Biggest. Wheelchair Painting. EVER!

January 10, 2016

Look out, art world! History is in the making at Abilities Expo Los Angeles. Join us in a gigantic exposition of imagination and artistry.

Experiencing Disability: A Mile in their Shoes

January 10, 2016

In an effort to better empathize with the disability community, one aging in place specialist experiences temporary disability and offers her insights to other able-bodied people.

The Secret to Living Able

December 23, 2015

YouTube Channel Living Able is teaching independence to people with limited mobility…one task at a time.

Abilities Expo Goes to Washington

December 1, 2015

The nation's #1 event for the disability community is coming to the DC Metro Area! We can't wait to see you there!

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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