Are you ready to supercharge your independence?
Anyone from our dynamic community who thinks they have already reached the peak of their ability should reconsider. Access is power. And with game-changing technologies, products, services and education, Abilities live events and online resources can help you push past the limits of what you think you can do.
Featured annually in eight North American cities, the Expos are free, three-day, all-access passports to the latest products, cutting-edge tech, informative workshops and adaptive activities.
When there is not an Expo coming soon near you, join us in the online Abilities Marketplace to discover a wide range of innovative products and services that provide dynamic solutions to your daily living challenges.
10 Reasons Why YOU Should be at Abilities Expo
The Expos are top seed in the world cup of celebrating abilities.
They are your connection to new tools and opportunities to enrich your life.
All-inclusive Climbing Wall
Assistive Technology Showcase
Engage with Your Community
Are you the parent of a child with Autism looking to create a safe space? Or a 20-something with muscular dystrophy in search of dating advice? Or are you eager to devour info on the latest accessibility products? If you are any of these and more, then kick back, relax and read on. You are home.
Accessible spaces in homes and workplaces create atmospheres that are more relaxing, productive and allow everyone the opportunity to participate. Achieving accessibility is easier said than done.
Children in 59 countries are more mobile and independent thanks to the ingenious and fun-sized Bella's Bumbas. And thanks to generous donors, the families that need them pay nothing.
When HandiCup creator Chris Stigas saw a need for a mounted cup holder that worked for wheelchair users with limited hand function, nothing—not disability, not Covid—was going to stand in his way.
Remember that you are the expert on you kid and the school is there to support their education. Equip yourself with the facts so that you can help craft an IEP or 504 plan that will allow your child to thrive.
As a person with a disability, carving out your career path may seem like an uphill battle against accessibility barriers and ableist attitudes. This sage advice will help you level the playing field.
Not only can this plan help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for a rainy day, there are also wonderful opportunities for matching grants for those who qualify. Could that be you? Find out!
Good-bye, sterile-looking aluminum walker with tennis ball feet. Hello, super-stylish and versatile Afari All-Terrain Walker that says, "Look out world, here I come!" Let's go for a spin.
When the open road beckons, and you find yourself in the market for an accessible vehicle, there are multiple routes you can take. Consider your accessibility needs, your budget and this handy guide in making this major purchase.
A congressional report revealed that some of the most trusted names in baby food had products contaminated with heavy metals far beyond limits recognized as safe. For young children, regular exposure to heavy metals can lead to the development of ASD.
Leveraging her OT training and life-long desire to create something that could change lives, polio survivor Diane Vitillo invented the Original AFO Assist for people determined to handle these daily tasks independently.
Do you or don't you tell a potential employer about your disability? Legally, you don't have to. But can an early share work to you advantage? Read on…
It breaks our heart to say goodbye to our friend, our Dancebassador Auti Angel. In the last decade, we had a front-row seat to the wonderful impact that she had on the community at large, and especially on others with disabilities.
Who Should Come to Abilities Expo?
The disability community, of course.
People of all ages with disabilities
Join the festive celebration of your abilities as you discover thousands of ways to boost your independence. What will your WOW moment be?
Families, friends and caregivers
Yours is a path less travelled, but it is travelled. Abilities Expo has your back and offers resources to help you expand the possibilities for your loved ones.
Whether it’s ingenious low-tech products that help you grip items, lightweight travel scooters or others, the Expo is here to help you meet your challenges.
Healthcare and Disability Professionals
With all the latest technologies, gizmos and gadgets, Abilities Expo is Candyland for physical therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare and disability professionals. They gather vital information to take back to their patients and clients.
The Word on the Street
The community has spoken. At length.
Ashley B., Streamwood, IL
“This was a truly wonderful expo. I was able to learn a lot of new information about programs, products, and services available that I now share with the clients I work with. I recommend this expo to others every year. Absolutely worth attending.”
Sandy T., Staten Island, NY
“Every year we have a blast. So many interesting people and so many new products!”
David S., Los Angeles, CA
“We love the Expo for new ways of solving everyday challenges. We go every year. There's always something new, something you missed last year, or something you weren't ready for, but you're ready for now.”