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Abilities Virtual Experience

Show dates: March 26-27, 2021

Post-show: Mar 28 - May 2, 2021

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Abilities Expo Chicago

June 25-27, 2021

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

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Where else can you conquer an all-inclusive climbing wall, show off your mad skills in adaptive sports, learn moves from pioneers of inclusive dance, find the perfect device to meet your needs and so much more? Join us at our free, life-changing Expos.

Virtual Abilities Expo

Abilities Virtual Experience

Mar. 26 - May. 2, 2021

Chicago Abilities Expo

Chicago

June 25-27, 2021

Houston Abilities Expo

Houston

August 6-8, 2021

Phoenix Abilities Expo

Phoenix

September 10-12, 2021

New York Abilities Expo

New York Metro

October 1-3, 2021

Los Angeles Abilities Expo

Los Angeles

October 29-31, 2021

Toronto Abilities Expo

Toronto

November 12-13, 2021

Dallas Abilities Expo

Dallas

December 3-5, 2021

Miami Abilities Expo

Miami

November 2022

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Meet some rock stars in our Abilities family, our sponsors! We are constantly in awe of the resources they provide and the extra mile they go for the disability community.

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.

Latest Products & Services

Whether it's high-tech devices or simple daily living aides, the Expo offers
solutions for all disabilities.

All-inclusive Climbing Wall

You are spectacularly more capable than you realize. And when you summit the wall using adaptive equipment, you’ll see.

Inclusive Dance

Watch exhilarating performances and pick up a few new moves from the Rollettes, Auti Angel and other trailblazers in the world of adaptive dance.

Assistive Technology Showcase

It's high-octane Show and Tell. You can test drive different tech, pick the brains of AT gurus and find out what will make the strongest impact on your life.

Adaptive Sports

Your new favorite pastime awaits! Is it quad rugby, tennis, boccia, archery or fencing?
Find out at the Expo.

Info-packed Workshops

You need answers. We’ve got experts. And their informative workshops cover travel, health, employment and more.

Special Events

Unique, inclusive activities like accessible gaming, service animal demos, a Spartan course, celebrity encounters and more are must-sees at the Expo.

Accessibility Freebies

Loaner scooters are available for those needing a little help taking in all the Expo sights. For wheeling attendees, the wheelchair repair is a huge bonus.

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.

Alinker Bicycle

Radically Different Alinker Walking Bike Matches Design with Determination

March 1, 2021

BE Alink's invention has taken off and is fast becoming a movement! People all over the world are staying active and pushing their limits with the help of this eye-catching mobility device.

Advocates for service animals

How to Advocate for Your Service/Support Animal

February 23, 2021

Assistance animals enhance our abilities, our independence and our lives. While service dogs are afforded accommodations under the ADA, the legal waters are a bit murky for other support animals. Consider these helpful strategies in advocating for yours.

Immune System

How to Strengthen Your Immune System During a Pandemic

February 18, 2021

Even as more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, this is no time to neglect your immune system. Nutrition expert Tracy Williams weighs in with a variety of options for people with disabilities to help boost immunity.

Emergencies

How to a Handle Emergencies with a Disability (and a Pandemic and a Polar Vortex)

February 10, 2021

Can we all agree that we are officially maxed out on disasters? We've got COVID, widespread power outages and it seems the North Pole has come south for the winter. Whether you are weathering the storm now, or preparing for the next emergency, follow these essential directions!

Paralysis Nutrition

Paralysis Nutrition: Life Hacks from the Woman who Knows

February 3, 2021

Fatimah Fakhoury is leveraging her nutritional know-how to empower people living with paralysis to make the healthier food choices needed to improve bowel issues, heal pressure sores and control weight.

Study Abroad

Which Countries Offer an Accessible Experience for Your Study Abroad?

January 24, 2021

International experience and education creates well-rounded individuals and can be a job clincher for some. But where is this opportunity accessible to all?

Parental Support System

Parenting with A Disability – Good Support Makes All the Difference

January 19, 2021

People with disabilities are rock stars when it comes to adapting challenging situations to work for them, parenting included. A solid support system is also integral to successful Mommy and Daddy-hood.

Food Waste

How We Can Protect Our Food Supply

January 15, 2021

Ever get those pangs of guilt when your aspirations of healthy eating turn into half a bag of moldy veggies on trash day? Take control of your food waste with these with these handy tips!

Writing Exercises

These 5 Exercises Will Help Your Child Learn to Write

January 9, 2021

Remote learning has put many parents in the educational driver's seat…here is some great advice to help your little one learn to write.

Mental Health and Physical Disability

How Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Intersect

January 4, 2021

Physical, mental and social health cannot really be looked at individually as one can't help but impact the other. How can society foster positive interaction between the different facets of heath? Read on!

Two Days Left

Access to AbilitiesVE2 Extended to Dec. 13!

December 4, 2020

JUST ONE MORE WEEK to access all of the eye-opening content of Abilities Virtual Experience 2. Come see what everyone is talking about until midnight on December 13!

Virtual Experience

Virtually the Latest and the Greatest!

November 19, 2020

Here are just a few of the new products that will be featured at the Abilities Virtual Experience. Great for gifting friends and family this holiday season!

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.

Seniors

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.”

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