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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

Detrimental Effects of Diet Culture on Disability Community

June 6, 2024

With its hallmarks of unrealistic beauty standards and poor nutrition, the diet culture does us no favors. Intuitive eating, improving body image, leaning coping skills—that's the ticket for better health and overall well-being.

Caravan for Disability Freedom & Justice Hits the Road

May 30, 2024

The wheelchair-adapted Disability Caravan is traversing the nation, raising awareness and honoring the vibrant history of disability activism in the US.

VertaCat Mobility Rider Provides Golfers an Uplifting Experience

May 23, 2024

Limited mobility is no longer a barrier to the greens! Adaptive golfers everywhere rely on the VertaCat to get them upright and back to the sport they love, no if, ands or putts.

Nurse Linda Delves into the Art of Complex Caregiving

May 16, 2024

Between pain, pressure injuries, nutrition, bathroom routines…how does a caregiver address it all? And what comes first? Get the tools for all parties to thrive in Nurse Linda's must-attend Abilities Exo workshop.

Abilities Expo Orange is the new Ms. Wheelchair California

May 9, 2024

Abilities Expo's own Julienne Dallara was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California and aims to galvanize advocacy groups in their support of the disability community…all while wearing a tiara.

SnapSlide Introduces First Child-Resistant, Single-Handed Opening for Prescription Vials

May 2, 2024

Finally, SnapSlide offers a solution to opening pill bottles that brings life-changing potential for more than 70 million Americans with physical limitations. Your meds just became more accessible!

Get Help from Reeve Foundation with Live Chat

May 1, 2024

Access personalized paralysis support via live chat with Reeve Foundation specialists. So far, they've aided 125,000+ in 170 languages. They can help you.

Experience Ultimate Freedom with the Q50 R Carbon Powerchair

April 29, 2024

Crafted from premium carbon fiber, this lightweight yet incredibly strong powerchair does all of the things…travels farther, folds up in seconds, maneuvers in tight spaces and so much more.

Abilities Expo Impacts Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

April 22, 2024

After the bombings, Marc Fucarile found support through Abilities Expo and others to regain his active lifestyle. Now, he has established the M.A.R.C. Network to provide an invaluable resource for people living with mobility impairments.

Tap Dancing is Hands-Down Fun for Everyone

April 17, 2024

All you need are tap gloves and a board for tapping to be part of the Tap Dancing Hands Down craze, created and launched by professional dancer Mary Six Rupert.

Feedback Welcome: Pride, Quantum Hosting Consumer Roundtables

April 10, 2024

Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab know the best way to improve on their already stellar products—talk directly to the people who could benefit from them. Read on to find out how to share your thoughts and experiences.

Springrose: Easy Dressing with Adaptive Bras

April 3, 2024

Finally, a bra that adapts to you, not the other way around! Whether you're lying down, sitting up, or standing, there are multiple ways to slip into this adaptive bra.

So You Think You Want to Train Your Own Service Dog…

March 27, 2024

Spoiler alert: You CAN train your own service dog. BUT there are a ton of points to consider before you embark on such a Herculean effort. Service dog guru Kristin Hartness addresses them one-by-one.

Consider This When Selecting an Accessible Vehicleng an Accessible Vehicle

March 20, 2024

Between the myriad of features, your personal requirements and the hefty price tag, there's a lot to take into account when gearing up to purchase an accessible vehicle! Here's a good start…

7 Ways to Create an Autism-Friendly Home for Your Childy

March 13, 2024

From quiet spaces to sensory rooms, discover how your thoughtful home design can create a sanctuary where your autistic child feels secure and supported.

WATCH NOW: Abilities Zone Podcast Launches with Jennifer Kumiyama of Disney's WISH

March 5, 2024

The new Abilities Zone podcast kicks off with singer, actor, advocate and former Ms. Wheelchair California Jennifer Kumiyama, a star of Disney's new animated hit, Wish. It's a must-see…tune in!

REACH. CLIMB. GO. In iBOT.

February 26, 2024

Stairs, curbs, sand, snow, grass, gravel and top shelves are no match for the iBOT. One advanced power chair opens multiple accessibility doors for its users.

Escaping Ukraine: Saving my Child with a Rare Disease

February 23, 2024

The Bilous family already had their hands full with a GRIN2B disorder diagnosis for their oldest son. But when the bombs started dropping in their hometown of Kyiv, the international community rallied to get them to safety.

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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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