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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

Go-to Homebound Therapy Tips for Your Medically Complex Child

March 23, 2020

The kids have been home for weeks and parents nationwide are scrambling to keep them entertained and e-learned. But for special needs moms and dads, there is the added challenge of continuing their support therapies. These tips can help!

New York Metro and Toronto Abilities Expo Postponed Due to COVID-19

March 22, 2020

The last few weeks have been like nothing any of us has experienced. In our efforts to help flatten the curve, we have postponed two shows and are providing updates from the community.

Spartan Course Comes to Abilities Expo

February 20, 2020

You never know what will happen at Abilities Expo. This time, you may find yourself bungee crawling on the adaptive Spartan Course, using your mobility device or a loaner from GRIT Freedom Chair. One more check on the bucket list!

Going Places with Donna On The Go

February 15, 2020

If you haven’t been watching the web series about the funny exploits of Donna Russo, grab some popcorn and get ready to binge. Donna’s tongue-in-cheek approach to her daily challenges has captured a worldwide audience.

Unleash Your Inner Superhero

February 10, 2020

Never underestimate the power of a cape. Tiny Superheroes gets it, and they ensure that thousands of kid with disabilities or illnesses around the world can don their own capes and feel powerful as they face their challenges.

Who Wants to Go to the Dentist? Not Me!

February 6, 2020

A trip to the dentist is already nerve-racking for most. But when physical and intellectual disabilities are involved, important visits are often skipped. What if this could be alleviated by a team of sensitive, caring dental professionals that actually travel to your home? Now, it can.

From the Slopes to the Doctor’s Office: The Power of Genetic Testing

February 2, 2020

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) cost Danelle Umstead her sight, but not her zest for life. This Paralympic skier and Dancing with the Stars contestant credits genetic testing as empowering her to live a richer life.

Dating with a Disability: Yes, it’s possible!

January 23, 2020

Dating can be a risky proposition regardless of the boxes you are checking. Girls Chronically Rock’s Keisha Greaves takes a no-holds-barred look at her hopes, anxieties, challenges and blessings as she throws her hat in the dating ring.

GMA’s Robin Roberts to Headline Disability Summit

January 29, 2020

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s inaugural Reeve Summit 2020 will bring thought leaders and individuals from the paralysis community to share life-changing information, improve quality of life and advance their cure agenda.

Easterseals Southern California: Building an Inclusive Future for People with Disabilities

January 15, 2020

Easterseals’ impactful programs underscore their mission to ensure all are respected, included and valued. The are determined to fundamentally shift society’s perceptions of disability. “Celebrate. Don’t separate.”

Sockabu Convertible Toeless Socks Solve Sensory Challenges

January 7, 2020

GMA Journalist and Mom Abbie Boudreau saw a problem and developed a product to solve it. Now these peekaboo socks are aiding individuals with AFOs, orthotics and sensory issues.

Resources Abound When You Get Connected with Your SCI Community

January 2, 2020

Whether you are newly injured, or a veteran member of the disability community, organizations like Triumph Foundation and Spinal Network are determined to help you succeed through social opportunities, employment resources and even equipment grants.

Wild Ride from Abilities Expo to ‘Fixer Upper’ to Paying it Forward

December 12, 2019

What a rollercoaster! Meet the Copp family who have their hands full raising two active wheeling sons. Follow their exciting journey through TV fame with Joanna and Chip Gaines to giving back with their Raising Wheels Foundation.

Deck the Halls with the Rollettes Holiday Giveaway Contest!

December 6, 2019

If you aren’t feeling the holiday cheer, you will when you see what the Rollettes have in store for you for the season! It’s how they roll!

Just Like its Stars, ‘Take A Look At This Heart’ Overcomes Challenges

December 3, 2019

This groundbreaking film will not be silenced! Follow the documentary’s own rough road through thieving distributors to its final successful rerelease, empowering the disability community with its message of resilience and unconditional love.

The Secret to My Success: Swimming Like an Angelfish

November 30, 2019

The enormous impact of aquatic therapy at an early age cannot be emphasized enough. Organizations like Swim Angelfish harness the therapeutic properties of water to improve strength, motor skills and more.

How CatTongue Grips Became A Versatile Favorite Among Wheelchair Users

November 26, 2019

Here’s further proof that people with disabilities can adapt any product to fit their needs. What began as anti-slip grip tape to anchor devices has morphed into an indispensable, multifaceted tool for the disability community.

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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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