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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.

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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!

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

Latest News and Stories

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 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..

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!

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.

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.

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.

Embrace New Adventures with No Limits Adaptive Climbing and Coloplast

May 26, 2021

The Adaptive Climbing Wall is back at the 2021 Abilities Expos, ready to provide attendees with exciting new experiences and, of course, bragging rights. It's completely inclusive so, whatever your ability, you too can conquer the wall!

AllTrails App Expands Accessibility Info for Hiking Trails

May 21, 2021

Popular outdoor recreation platform AllTrails has enhanced their site to include accessibility data for 5,000 hiking trails and counting! In addition, the app includes detailed reviews and photos curated by nature lovers like you.

All that Glitters is Goals: Cope with your Disability Through Crafting

May 17, 2021

When the therapeutic and recreational outlets that helped her thrive evaporated due to COVID, Hannah Cate channeled her creativity into her crafting and is now coaching others with disabilities to heal through art.

Peek Behind the Curtain as Orthotic and Prosthetic Magic Happens

May 13, 2021

Technicians driven by the desire to change lives are receiving expert, hands-on instruction in the construction of the orthotics and prosthetics that help people find their way back to a physically active lifestyle. Here's how it works...

How Can Your Workplace be More Accessible to Neurodivergent Employees?

May 11, 2021

Industries are crying out for new talent, but are they creating an environment that attracts neurodiverse workers and allows them to flourish? For the sake of a competitive market advantage, they should and here's how...

Camp Wamp Across America

May 7, 2021

Since Camp Wamp can't host their famous summer camp for kids with disabilities, they are taking it on the road to a city near you! Bring your kiddo for their next great adventure.

Join The Fight To Make Lyft Serve People With Disabilities

May 2, 2021

Power chair user Harriet Lowell needs your voice in the battle for accessibility. Can you help her break down the transportation barriers that face more than 2.5 million Americans using motorized mobility devices?

In-Person Abilities Expos Relaunch in June

April 28, 2021

We're baaaaack! Did you miss us? The real-life Abilities Expo will begin its North American tour with a much-anticipated summer debut in the Chicago area.

4 Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

April 24, 2021

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. Though recreational use of cannabis can trigger feelings of paranoia, research shows that, when used correctly, marijuana can be very beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms.

Getting Your Buddy…or Betty…or Bowser Insured

April 19, 2021

Sometimes our own health insurance is too much to wrap our brains around...now pet insurance, too? But once you consider yearly veterinary costs along with the price of replacing your irreplaceable service dog, pet insurance may be the way to go.

Take the May Movement Challenge!

April 15, 2021

What would you say to a month's worth of free online fitness classes to get you moving? There's hip hop and Latin dance, yoga, strength training, Tai Chi and more with modifications for disabilities. Did you say, "Where do I sign up?" Thought so.

Resident Alert Signs: The 411 for 911

April 6, 2021

Do you have a loved one who may not immediately see, hear or understand instructions given by law enforcement due to a physical or intellectual disability? This simple product will make emergency personnel aware of the situation and could save lives.

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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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