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 seven 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.
Stairs, curbs, sand, snow, grass, gravel and top shelves are no match for the iBOT. One advanced power chair opens multiple accessibility doors for its users.
The Bilous family already had their hands full with a GRIN2B disorder diagnosis for their oldest son. But when the bombs started dropping in their hometown of Kyiv, the international community rallied to get them to safety.
Smart cities have turned science fiction into science fact and, when connectivity spells greater accessibility, it's solid progress for the disability community.
This groundbreaking docu-series from Strategy for Access not only features Chicago's most accessible attractions, it encourages other destinations to follow suit.
The torch for providing engaging, adaptive activities and insightful workshops at each Abilities Expo has been passed to the United Spinal Association.
Technology continues to level the playing field for the disability community, especially on the homefront. Remove physical interaction from the equation, and there is room for far greater independence.
Explore whole food plant-based nutrition as a healthy alternative for people with disabilities to help with wound care, bowel health, brain function and more. On a strict food budget? Food advocate Tracy Williams has ideas for that, too!
The world's first-ever 3D-printed titanium and carbon wheelchair is poised to revolutionize the mobility industry, merging form and function for a completely customized user experience.
Abilities Expo joins forces with Raccoon Media Group to unlock growth potential, amplify the impact on the disability community and chart a dynamic course ahead.
It breaks our heart to share the loss of Stevie Hopkins, founder of 3E Love and the ubiquitous Wheelchair Heart. In remembrance, every Sunday of the 2024 Abilities Expos will be Stevie Hopkins Day, and we invite everyone to wear their 3E Love gear.
This revolutionary new hiking system allows families to experience the Great Outdoors together. Explore the journey from concept to creation and witness its profound impact.
Dogs offer companionship and unconditional love which can drastically impact the way people on the spectrum engage with the world.
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.”