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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

Unique Website Connects People with Disabilities with Outdoor Adventures

December 11, 2018

Just how accessible is Northern California's great outdoors? Now you can find out the specific access details of a locale to ensure that it matches your needs before you get there!

Preparing Your Life for a Special Needs Child

December 11, 2018

You are wrapping your brain around your beautiful baby's new diagnosis and embarking on a new journey. Review these helpful tips to help smooth the road ahead.

We Are All #AbleToLove

December 4, 2018

The new #AbleToLove campaign celebrates the dynamic community that has grown out of four decades of Abilities Expos.

Don't Ignore Suicide in the Disability Community – Live On!

November 23, 2018

Society's reaction to disability can sting long after individuals have adapted their lives to the disability itself. The #LiveOn Movement reaches out to those at risk to let them know they are not alone.

How Waking Up to Light Can Improve Health

November 19, 2018

Used to the jarring, stress-inducing buzzing of your alarm clock as it wrenches you into consciousness? Consider this kinder, gentler, lighter way to start your day.

4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with the Rollettes!

November 28, 2018

The season is upon us and the Rollettes have some great ideas for adding a bit of flare to your holiday!

Abilities Expo Bids Farewell to an Icon in the Disability Community

November 26, 2018

The loss of our dear friend, Mark Smith of Quantum Rehab, is profound. It was a privilege to know this wonderful man and we join the rest of the community in missing him.

Mattress Guide for People with Disabilities

November 1, 2018

If a good night's sleep is eluding you, it may be time to rethink your mattress. Review these handy tips to understand what you should look for to best suit your disability.

Autism and ADHD in Adults: How Music Helps

October 26, 2018

Studies show that, because of the way it triggers different sections of the brain, music is a viable tool for improving concentration and productivity in adults on the spectrum.

Teaching Your Child to Self-Cath with Pediatric Education Resources

October 22, 2018

Your growing child wants more independence in their personal health regimen. Cure Medical offers catheters that aren't made with scary chemicals, plus they have kid-friendly materials to teach kids the process.

Explore Accessible Solutions for your Home

October 17, 2018

Perhaps you are aging in place or you've had a sudden change in circumstances…either way, you need home modifications that can accommodate you. Here are viable options to improve home accessibility.

#ThisIsHowI Show What's Possible

October 12, 2018

AbleThrive features the creativity and ingenuity of people with disabilities through homegrown videos of how-to's and life hacks from the community.

Accessible Dreams Do Come True!

October 9, 2018

Fixer Upper fans will remember the Copp family whose home was impressively transformed into an accessible palace for their two wheeling boys. Now family is giving back through their Raising Wheels Foundation.

3 Tips for Creating a Bedroom for Children on the Autism Spectrum

October 4, 2018

A kid's bedroom should be their sanctuary. If your child has autism, follow this advice to ensure that you create a safe space that also meets his or her physical and psychological needs.

Popular Houston Festival to Fund Accessible Playground

October 1, 2018

At the upcoming Festival of Abilities, the Houston community will rally to support the creation of an all-inclusive playground.

How to Determine Career-Fit: A Guide for People with Disabilities

September 25, 2018

You're on the job hunt! Sure, it's daunting to match your abilities to your dream job but keep these tips in mind and you'll be on your way!

Making the World Accessible with the new TravelEZ

September 17, 2018

Positioning itself to be the future TripAdvisor for Accessibility, Travel EZ delivers a fun tour of Boston with highly detailed access information.

Essential Educational Tips for Parents Raising Special Needs Kids

September 14, 2018

Ensuring that your child with learning disabilities can flourish scholastically may be a tall order but, that armed with this helpful advice, it's one you can tackle!

Addiction Treatment for People with Disabilities

September 10, 2018

Studies show that millions of people with disabilities are also coping with substance use disorder. Effective treatment must take into account the unique challenges the community faces.

Take Control of Your Health with Pressure Mapping and Scales for Wheelchair Users

September 5, 2018

To combat the serious health issues of pressure wounds and weight management, MassMATCH is making pressure mapping tech available to wheelchair users statewide.

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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