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Abilities Expo Houston

August 6-8, 2021

NRG Center, Hall E

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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.

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

Dallas Abilities Expo

Dallas

December 3-5, 2021

Toronto Abilities Expo

Toronto

May 13-14, 2022

Chicago Abilities Expo

Chicago

June 24-26, 2022

Miami Abilities Expo

Miami

November 4-6, 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.

CBD 101

CBD 101 and What It Can Do for You

August 4, 2021

The impact of cannabidiol (CBD) on the disability community can not be overstated and it's effect on pain, inflammation, insomnia and anxiety are well-documented. Wellness company Inflamade is poised with CBD-only products to help.

Ayita Dancers

Houston, Spin Your Wheels with the Ayita Dance Team and the Rollettes!

July 21, 2021

Best double whammy EVER! Houston Abilities Expo goers will be treated to impressive dance performances from not one, but two talented troupes. They are empowering, compelling, motivating and what more…they'll teach you how it's done.

Abram's Nation

Abram's Nation: Enterprising Mom Launches Practical Products Inspired by Autistic Son

July 21, 2021

It's a common theme for parents of children with disabilities. If you can't find the thing to help your kid, create it. But Rose Morris took it a step further. She invented product after product, and shared it with the world.

Wheelchair Fencing

En Garde!: Tales of Triumph from a Wheelchair Fencer

July 14, 2021

Jonathan Collins loved the sports that always seemed just beyond his reach. That was before wheelchair fencing catapulted him into the limelight. Now this published author has even been know to cross sabres…lightsabres!

Back to School

Help! My Kid with a Disability is Going Back to School After a Year and a Half at Home!

July 7, 2021

With excitement and trepidation, kids with disabilities are headed back to school after the longest hiatus ever. Parents, these important tips will help you mitigate your child's fears, interact effectively with the school and make that first day back a good one.

CP Research

Breakthrough Study Reveals that Intensive Therapies Improve Motor Function in Kids with CP

June 30, 2021

Great news for kids with cerebral palsy! New research finds that intensive hand therapy improves a child's ability to move and learn regardless of how the injured brain has rewired itself, proving earlier studies wrong.

Pet Benefits

7 Facts that May Make a Pet Right for Your Disability

June 23, 2021

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 Foundation

SHARE Foundation Creates Residential Communities Rooted in Love

June 17, 2021

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.

Healthcare Coverage

Navigating Healthcare Access and Coverage with a Disability

June 14, 2021

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!

Accessible properties

House-Hunting for Accessible Properties: A How-To Guide

June 9, 2021

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.

Women Who Roll

The Rollettes and Coloplast Announce National Sponsorship to Empower Women Who Roll

June 4, 2021

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.

Getting Outdoors

Harness the Healing Power of Nature

June 1, 2021

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.

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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