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.
NEADS taught Edison to be a stellar companion for his human partner, Abilities Expo ambassador Sarah Best. Now they are paying it forward with a fundraiser to help the organization create more service dog teams.
The Great COVID-inspired Cabin Fever of 2020 is no joke. The cure? Socially distant fresh air. Here are a few fun, accessible activities to enjoy outside.
As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ADA, it's important to remember all of the players that brought this revolutionary legislation to life. The new book, Wheels of Courage, highlights the WWII paralyzed vets that invented wheelchair basketball and began the fight for disability rights.
The lifelong costs of a disability can be mind-blowing. If you are not taking advantage of a tax-advantaged ABLEnow disability savings account that won't impact your benefits, start! Start now.
Abilities Ambassador Paul Amadeus Lane's heartfelt words convey Abilities Expo's thoughts on the struggles that underserved communities are facing in America today. This pledge calls for both honest reflection and open minds to battle existing discrimination, which has no place in any form in our society.
Why just spotlight one product when you show off four? Whether it's adaptive sports, exercise devices, super cool wheelchairs or urological supplies you are looking for, we got you.
The world was rocked this week with the sad news of the passing Paralympian and Guinness record holder Angela Madsen. She died halfway through her solo ocean row from California to Hawaii.
You are not alone in your frustration when your disability claims get denied. You know how much your disability is impacting your life; how can they not get it? The appeal letter is your next weapon of choice...read on and wield it wisely!
Just because you're not going anywhere doesn't mean you can't look good! Don't overlook the wonders of your own wardrobe in selecting your Coronavirus Couture.
Progress is more important than perfection in diet and lifestyle choices, says nutrition guru Tracy Williams. And the impact of healthy living on mental health can not be emphasized enough. Read on for great advice on becoming a more healthful, happy you.
If we've learned anything from Disney, it's that kids are naturally drawn to animals who help them in their struggles with anxiety, making connections, responsibility and empathy. If your child is having trouble coping with his or her world, consider these non-canine alternatives.
The last week has been especially difficult for our Abilities Expo family in Illinois and surrounding states and our hearts go out to you. We have moved Chicago Abilities Expo from June to July 10-12 and there will be heightened safety precautions in place.
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.”