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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

Virtually the Latest and the Greatest!

November 19, 2020

Thanks to the coronavirus—that guest that just won't leave (take a hint, Rona!)—your holidays may look a bit different than in years past. But with technology, your creative mind and these suggestions, the season can be just as special!

Planning Accessible Holiday Activities During Coronavirus

November 5, 2020

Thanks to the coronavirus—that guest that just won't leave (take a hint, Rona!)—your holidays may look a bit different than in years past. But with technology, your creative mind and these suggestions, the season can be just as special!

Star-studded Lineup to Amaze at Abilities Virtual Experience 2

October 30, 2020

Less than two weeks left! On Nov. 20-22, you can see the latest products, find cool tech, meet empowering disability community leaders and more...all free and without leaving your living room.

AbilitiesVE2 Excited to Feature ADAPTS, OMEO, Funny Parent Gifts & Ultimate Workout and Recovery

October 26, 2020

Here are just a few of the wide range of products you'll find at Abilities Virtual Experience, Nov. 20-22. From high-end mobility devices to hilarious stocking-stuffers, they are all game changing in their own way.

Parenting with a Disability: Reflections from a Quad Mom

July 6, 2020

Once Dani Izzie overcame her personal insecurities about expanding her family, the plot twists kept coming. Twins. Covid. Giving birth during a pandemic. Spoiler alert: There's a happy ending—two beautiful baby girls.

NEADS Needs Your Support to Train Service Dogs

August 5, 2020

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.

Go Outside and Play: Accessible Activities from a Social Distance

July 27, 2020

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.

A Financial Resource for Uncertain Times

July 15, 2020

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.

Wheelchair Basketball and the First Push for Disability Rights

July 21, 2020

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. David Davis' new book, Wheels of Courage, highlights the WWII paralyzed vets that invented wheelchair basketball and began the fight for disability rights.

What Do FloorCurl, Urostat, Velochair & Ex n' Flex Have in Common? They All Went Virtual!

July 1, 2020

Why just spotlight one product when you show off four? When it's adaptive sports, exercise devices, super cool wheelchairs or urological supplies that you may need while enjoying the other three, we got you.

5 Steps to Write a Successful Disability Appeal Letter

June 8, 2020

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!

How to Shop your Closet during a Pandemic

June 1, 2020

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.

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

May 20, 2020

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.

Connecting Mental Health to Overall Health for Folks with Disabilities

May 11, 2020

Progress is more important than perfection in diet and lifestyle choices, says Nutrition guru Tracy Williams as she offers this and more excellent advice as she underscore the impact of healthy living on mental health.

A Message of Hope from Abilities Expo Ambassador Paul Lane

July 6, 2020

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.

Rest in Peace, Angela Madsen

June 25, 2020

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.

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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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