• Wheels of the World
    Making the Great Outdoors Accessible for All
    Buckle up for the story of how a whirlwind trip became Wheel the World.
  • Walking with a Service Dog at School
    Dogs in School?!? What does ADA Say?
    Learn what requirements must be met for your dog to go to class.
  • Adaptive climbing wall
    Abilities Expo Los Angeles Coming Soon, Feb. 22-24
    All inclusive adaptive climbing wall, new tech and more for the disability community!

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

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.

ClipDifferent: A Better Way to Clip Your Fingernails

February 5, 2019

This ingenious device is proof that small innovations can make a big difference. Now people with dexterity, vision or upper limb challenges can clip their own nails.

Post-Diagnosis of Autism: An Era of Engagement

February 1, 2019

Learn how families can help optimize the quality of life after their loved one has been diagnosed with Autism.

Meet the Startup that is Making the Great Outdoors Accessible for All

January 28, 2019

Buckle up for the story of how a whirlwind trip became Wheel the World, a community that is changing how people with disabilities travel.

Finding Expo as Child Shapes a Life and Career

January 22, 2019

The much-anticipated second episode of the #AbleToLove campaign highlights the profound contributions of this popular figure from the disability community.

Does Your 3-Year-Old Have OCD?

January 22, 2019

Though it started as a coping mechanism for OCD, Riia Talve's brilliant artwork became her way to communicate her mental illness to the world.

Dogs in School?!? What does ADA Say?

January 16, 2019

Service dogs drastically increase the independence of their human partners...that's a given. So, can they do their jobs at school, too? Learn what requirements must be met for your dog to go to class.

Why Bob Yant Built a Better Catheter

January 10, 2019

Veteran wheelchair user Bob Yant merged his two passions—paralysis research and creating a gentle catheter with no scary chemicals—to create a company that would serve the disability community on multiple levels.

Make Your Home Stress-Free for Kids with Anxiety

January 3, 2019

Managing anxiety is a tall order for your little one. These insightful cues can help you transform your home into a safe haven.

Ring in the New Year with Health-focused Resolutions You Can Keep

December 20, 2018

What is your plan for the new year? If better health and wellness tops your 2019 to-do's, enjoy these tips on how to best make that happen!

ACEing Autism Serves Positive Development for Kids with ASD

December 17, 2018

These unique, customized tennis programs make an enormous impact on children with autism nationwide, teaching physical and social skills in a fun environment.

ABC's 'Speechless' Calls for Abilities Expo

December 14, 2018

We're ready for our close-up! A scaled-down recreation of Abilities Expo was recently featured on the set of the hit sitcom Speechless. Hear from "exhibitors" about the unique, fun experience!

Contribute to a Senior Capstone Project in Power Wheelchair Technology

December 13, 2018

If you are a power chair user, you can make innovation happen! Complete a survey that will help forward-thinking engineering students improve wheelchair functionality.

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.

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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