• Anime and Manga
    Disability Themes Run Strong in Anime and Manga
    Tony Stephens of Hyper-Urban Arts examines
    the synergy between disability and hero powers.
  • PKU
    Lessons Learned from my Son's Rare Disease Diagnosis
    As a new mom, Kala McWain received devastating news that her
    4-day-old son had a rare metabolic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU).
  • Chris Collin
    How Abilities Expo Opened Up a New Career for Chris Collin
    Not only did Chris Collin gain access to the latest tech at Abilities Expo,
    but he also leveraged his Expo experience to expand his network and secure a new career.

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Whether you are new to this dynamic and passionate Community or have been a card-carrying member since birth, Abilities is here to help you engage on multiple levels. We have taken what is special about the live Abilities Expos and amplified it online to more effectively reach the 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability as well as the devoted caregivers, industry and health professionals that support them.

Enjoy compelling articles in the following categories. Use-now tips, entertaining opinion pieces and in-depth stories are there to promote your increased independence and better quality of life.

Adaptive Sports

It’s not just a great way to promote health and wellness, it’s crazy fun. Check out skiing, rowing and more!

Assistive Tech

Bridge the gap between ability and disability with cutting-edge devices and inventive, low-tech gadgets.

Community Heroes

Meet ordinary people whose circumstances empowered them to push harder and achieve greater.

Parents & Caregivers

You would do anything for the loved one in your care. Find tips and resources to help you take control.

Inclusive Recreation

All work and no play? Not for this community of dancers, artist, travelers, outdoorsy types and more!

Disability Products

Science, technology and overall ingenuity have revolutionized the disability products industries. Read on!

Latest News and Stories

Legendary Athlete Born Without Legs Headlines Abilities Expo

August 29, 2023

After a storied career of decimating barriers in sports, Dave Stevens is back home in Arizona to introduce kids with disabilities to football at the Expo.

Mom Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer's. What's your plan?Mom Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer's. What's your plan?

August 22, 2023

It's a horrible diagnosis, but one that millions of Americans and their families are facing. These practical steps and strategies will help to guide you in this emotional journey.

3 Great Companion Pets (Other than Dogs) for Kids with Disabilities

August 22, 2023

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.

Hit the Road for Your Next Accessible Travel Adventure

August 15, 2023

If you think of airline travel as an accessibility blackhole, why not pivot your travel plans towards the freedom of the open road and the Great Outdoors?>

Hominid X: Transformative Design for Adaptive Grasping

August 8, 2023

The Hominid X builds wearable tools to help people reclaim the use of their hands. Fiber empowers the user with a secure grip around almost any object.

URO Urinary Suspensory System: No More Tourniquet-Style Leg Straps!

August 1, 2023

The new URO Urinary Suspensory System, an alternative to painful leg straps, stores your leg bag securely in the interior pockets of a comfortable undergarment.

Does Advocacy Really Make a Difference?

July 23, 2023

Thanks to a Herculean effort led by NCART, advocacy can, and did, change the tide for Medicare cover for power seat elevation for complex power wheelchairs.

How Are Jaundice and Kernicterus Related to Cerebral Palsy?

July 25, 2023

Though common in newborns, jaundice should never be ignored. Those cases that do not resolve on their own need treatment to avoid a more dire diagnosis.

5 Tips for Flying Domestically with a Manual Wheelchair

July 18, 2023

After a long hiatus from air travel during COVID, frequent flyer Kellisa Kain and her dad, Chris, are back with some pro tips for other wheelchair travelers.

ROLL OUT: Q Roll Model Contest Returns

July 11, 2023

Quantum Rehab is scouring the nation for two new incredible wheelchair users to join the brand ambassador team. Could it be you? Enter and find out!

A Million Nerves: Mark Maloney's Fight to Walk and the Tech that Helped Him

June 21, 2023

Mark was an active octogenarian until an accident changed it all. Thanks to the Lite Run Gait Trainer gait trainer, he's back on his feet and wowing his PTs.

Remarkable Brings 7 Disability Community Game-changers to Abilities Expo

June 16, 2023

Remarkable is paving the way for next-level Brain Computer Interface, wearable grasping aids, reusable catheters, accessible technology control and so much more!

Living Healthy with a Disability: Goals and Myths

June 12, 2023

Sort through common myths that stand in the way of achieving health goals. Remember, you are not alone! Consult professionals on your healthy living journey.

How to Motivate Kids with Disabilities

June 5, 2023

The right balance of encouragement and persuasion depends on your child and these useful insights will help keep him or her on track.

Knowing When to Switch Doctors for Your Child

May 28, 2023

Whether they are aging out or you are just not getting the necessary attention and care, you have to know when to call it quits with your child's pediatrician.

Lite Run Gait Trainer Empowers Mobility and Independence

May 24, 2023

Using spacesuit technology, this innovative gait trainer leverages air pressure to lift a person off the ground, making walking and balancing far easier.

Paralympian and Avid Traveler Andrew Kurka Embraces Adventure and Accessibility

May 17, 2023

Andrew believes that adventure lies in travel, not in worrying about hotel accessibility. accessibleGO, a hotel booking site for people with disabilities, agrees.

How Can Friends and Family Support a Loved One with Diabetes?

May 10, 2023

From lifestyle support to emotional well-being, here are a few strategies to help ensure that your loved one with diabetes has a stronger and healthier future.

Check Out Our Live Events

Game-changing tech will help you redefine possible

It wasn't all that long ago that bionic exoskeletons and eye-gaze technologies were the stuff of science fiction. Now it’s reality and just some of the leading-edge products at Abilities Expo!

Dance like nobody's watching

Every Abilities Expo is your chance to learn hot new dance moves that promote fitness. It could be hip hop, ballroom, Latin, Zumba, ballet or line dancing, but it’s always inclusive and it’s always fun!

Animals have a way of finding the people that need them

Greater independence and wellness is just a friendly wet nose away for many people with disabilities. Find out how assistance animals support their human partners.

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