• Sensory Rooms
    Sensory Rooms are Popping up Everywhere!
    Sensory environments can help kids with disabilities to process the world around them.
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    Abilities Expo Chicago Metro Coming Soon, June 21-23
    All inclusive adaptive climbing wall, new tech and more for the disability community!
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    Apple Watch Star Andrea Dalzell Shares Advice for Professional Success
    TV star turned Ms. Wheelchair New York speaks from experience about chasing your dreams.

Connect to Your Abilities Community

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

Forecast Hopeful for Romance with a Disability in a 'Chance for Rain'

May 7, 2019

Author Tricia Downing speaks from experience through her heroine as she tackles life and love post spinal cord injury in this highly recommended novel.

Sensory Rooms are Popping up Everywhere!

May 1, 2019

Sensory environments can sooth and relax as well as energize and stimulate learning, ultimately helping kids with sensory processing disorders, cognitive and learning disabilities to process the world around them.

One Unique Idea Is Poised to Upend an Industry

April 17, 2019

In one fell swoop, this ingenious device tackles the dual problems of chronic UTIs and insurance companies who do not provide an adequate amount of needed supplies.

The One-Handed Lady Golfer Empowers Community

April 23, 2019

When there was no one to teach Giana Rojas how to swing a golf club with one arm, she took matters into her very capable hand. Now, she's blazing trails for people of all levels of ability to hit the links.

Under 65 and on SSDI? What You Don't Know May Be Costing You

April 10, 2019

We get it. Navigating disability benefits has all the allure of eating sand. But what if there are programs and benefits you don't know you qualify for? There are people who can help.

Apple iWatch Star Andrea Dalzell Shares Advice for Professional Success

April 4, 2019

TV star turned Ms. Wheelchair New York turned NYC's first wheeling nurse speaks from experience about chasing your dreams.

TheStrokeChannel.TV Offers Needed Support for Survivors

March 28, 2019

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Are you a stroke survivor in need of a little help in getting your life back? Keep reading. TheStrokeChannel.TV can help.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller Makes Gaming Accessible

March 21, 2019

Armed with input from all corners of the disability community, Microsoft developed the Xbox Adaptive Controller to improve accessibility and allow gamers with limited mobility to game their way.

Universal Design in the Office Makes Business Sense

March 12, 2019

Is your office space enabling your current and future employees of all abilities to be successful, thereby making your business more competitive? Review these helpful tips to make your company more accessible.

New Accessibility Symbol Promotes Inclusion

March 16, 2019

The Forward Movement's nationwide series of symbol-painting events revolve around spreading the dual message of ability and inclusion. Their philosophy of open source activism encourages communities across Canada to take up the brush on their own!

Top 10 Ways Dogs Are Perfect for People with Autism

March 6, 2019

Dogs offer companionship and unconditional love which can drastically impact the way people on the spectrum engage with the world.

Easter Seals' No Barriers Attitude Forges a More Accessible Canada

March 1, 2019

Determined to create a more inclusive society, Easter Seals programs run summer camps, provide financial support, help wheelchair users rappell down skyscrapers and more.

Pack Your Bags! Next Stop: Accessible Spring Break

February 26, 2019

Racking your brain for an accessible destination worthy of your vacation time? Have we got some options for you!

Let's Read Teaches Kids to Champion Disability Inclusion

February 22, 2019

Author Brenda Koch tells an empowering tale about Bobby, a little boy with disabilities who teaches his friends that they are not so different. When we introduce young children to the importance of disability inclusion, we lay the foundation for a more accepting world.

Coffee Company Employs Workers with Developmental Disabilities

February 18, 2019

Many talk about the rampant unemployment among people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Few do something about it. Meet ABLE Coffee Roasters, a doer.

When You Don't Have Something, You Dream About It

February 14, 2019

Recently emigrated to the US, this father and daughter team puts their considerable skills to bear to create a device to help wheelchair users accomplish a myriad of everyday tasks.

Amp Fin: A Wave of Opportunity for the Amphibious Amputee

February 22, 2019

This high-performance swim and dive prosthetic fin allows amputees to get more physical benefits our of water therapy and recreation.

Donna On The Go Submitted For 8 Emmy Nominations

February 8, 2019

This Emmy-considered web series about the adventures of Donna Russo examines the real, daily challenges of people with disabilities through a comedic lens.

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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