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.
Our vibrant community relies on Abilities.com for in-depth stories on a wide range of disability-focused issues. Delve into product spotlights, essential tips, life hacks, impactful think pieces and so much more.
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.
Service fish??? Definitely not. Nevertheless, there is no denying the positive impact that a wide variety of pets can have on their human partners. From facilitating learning ability to addressing mental health issues, our furry (and scaly) friends can make all the difference.
Share Meadows, a residential community for people with developmental disabilities, credits their success in providing vocational training and other support in a profound respect for each individual.
Nothing overwhelms quite like the mere mention of healthcare coverage. Nevertheless, its importance cannot be overstated. Ask yourself, are you receiving the best care available to you? If you are not sure of the answer, read on!
Since accessible housing accounts for only a small fraction of the housing market, prospective home buyers must equip themselves with all the tools to help in their search for a "home, sweet home"—starting with this helpful how-to.
Buckle up! The world-famous Rollettes will perform their exciting, inclusive dance moves at the 2021 Abilities Expos. Their heart-pumping choreo will be followed by YOU, taking center stage to learn their fun routines.
Accessible travel expert Ashley Lyn Olson has traversed exotic locales around the globe, but her true fuel is immersing herself in the natural beauty of the U.S. National Parks. Her challenge: Even if you can't travel far, access nature close by to breathe the fresh air and feed your hungry soul.
The Adaptive Climbing Wall is back at the 2021 Abilities Expos, ready to provide attendees with exciting new experiences and, of course, bragging rights. It's completely inclusive so, whatever your ability, you too can conquer the wall!
Popular outdoor recreation platform AllTrails has enhanced their site to include accessibility data for 5,000 hiking trails and counting! In addition, the app includes detailed reviews and photos curated by nature lovers like you.
When the therapeutic and recreational outlets that helped her thrive evaporated due to COVID, Hannah Cate channeled her creativity into her crafting and is now coaching others with disabilities to heal through art.
Technicians driven by the desire to change lives are receiving expert, hands-on instruction in the construction of the orthotics and prosthetics that help people find their way back to a physically active lifestyle. Here's how it works...
Industries are crying out for new talent, but are they creating an environment that attracts neurodiverse workers and allows them to flourish? For the sake of a competitive market advantage, they should and here's how...
Since Camp Wamp can't host their famous summer camp for kids with disabilities, they are taking it on the road to a city near you! Bring your kiddo for their next great adventure.
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.”