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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.

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Bridge the gap between ability and disability with cutting-edge devices and inventive, low-tech gadgets.

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Meet ordinary people whose circumstances empowered them to push harder and achieve greater.

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You would do anything for the loved one in your care. Find tips and resources to help you take control.

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All work and no play? Not for this community of dancers, artist, travelers, outdoorsy types and more!

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Science, technology and overall ingenuity have revolutionized the disability products industries. Read on!

Latest News and Stories

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.

Things that Go Growling in the Night

April 7, 2015

Because Kellisa Kain makes more communication progress in the great outdoors than in months of therapy, her dad makes even remote areas of the U.S. their playground. But brace yourself for this hair-raising account of their adventures in Bear Country.

The Dirt on Accessible Vacuums

April 3, 2015

Just in time for spring cleaning, Team Twardowski has been disability testing vacuum cleaners. To be accessible, vacuums need to do a lot more than suck. Read on for the dirt...

Abilities Expo Ambassador Stars in BuzzFeed Video

April 2, 2015

Santina Muha—former New York Metro ambassador—was recently featured in a candid, very funny BuzzFeed piece called "Ask a Woman in a Wheelchair." Watch the video and you'll understand why we just love her!

Losing That Mutual Sex Drive

April 1, 2015

When a couple's physical passion has not kept pace with their love and devotion due to disease or disability, what should they do? Read on for advice from Dr. Mitch Tepper, noted sexologist.

Keeping Mobile with MS

March 30, 2015

Better living through technology! With no time for MS, this busy mom of 7 turned to less conventional ways to maintain independent mobility.

VMI Wants Your PAID Input

March 19, 2015

Don't you think you should be paid for your sage advice? We do. And so does VMI. Read on to see if you quality for their in-person focus group at the New York Metro Abilities Expo.

Who Said your Powder Room Can't Be Swanky and Safe?

March 19, 2015

You're first impression will be: "No way, that's a toilet??" Oh, but it's so much more. ToiléChic offers a safer, more stable, more sanitary bathroom experience for those with challenges in that department. And, it looks like it belongs in your living room!

Living a New Dream

March 18, 2015

Advice can seem trite and cliché, unless it comes from someone who has been there. Meet Chris Malcom, a C-7 quadriplegic who became both husband and father after his injury.

LA's Top 5 Accessible Attractions

March 18, 2015

LA's main attractions are cool, fun and…wait for it…accessible! Travel blogger on wheels Cory Lee shares his favorite hot spots in the City of Angels.

Benefits of Equine Therapy…From the Horse's Mouth

March 17, 2015

Intuitive and accepting, horses sense the person and not the disability. Check out firsthand accounts which illustrate how they excel as therapy animals.

Regain THAT Feeling

March 16, 2015

Have you lost that loving feeling? Renowned sexologist Dr. Mitchell Tepper is committed to help get it back. All you have to do is ask!

Facing Amputation

March 13, 2015

The prospect of undergoing amputation can be terrifying so never go it alone. Look to the people who have not only lived through it, but who have made their new normal work for them.

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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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