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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.

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It’s not just a great way to promote health and wellness, it’s crazy fun. Check out skiing, rowing and more!

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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.

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You would do anything for the loved one in your care. Find tips and resources to help you take control.

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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

The Price Tag on an Accessible Home

September 8, 2021

While accessibility may be priceless, the costs to create a barrier-free living environment are real. What are you looking at for a walk-in tub, wider doors or elevators? Find out here…

5 Solid Ways Disability Healthcare is Improving

September 1, 2021

Pandemic-fueled advances in access, technology, data collection and security have converged to create welcome improvements in healthcare for people with disabilities. And they said it couldn't be done!

Paralympic Golf: The Case for Why It Should Be

August 25, 2021

Adaptive golf is an incredibly accessible sport, enjoyed by everyone from weekend warriors to highly skilled golfers who compete internationally. So why is it not already a part of the Paralympic Games?

Could an ADHD or Autism Coach Be Right for You?

August 18, 2021

Not all coaches wear whistles. Some of the best are the ones that understand how your disability impacts you, and who can equip you with strategies to more effectively leverage your skills to thrive.

Winnebago Opens up #VanLife to Broader Population with the Wheelchair-Ready Roam Class B RV

August 11, 2021

Whether it's adventure on the open road or a quick trip to the market, the brand-new Winnebago Roam is the whole package. The accessibility features are first-class and, with the smaller size, you can still fit in a parking space.

CBD 101 and What It Can Do for You

August 4, 2021

The impact of cannabidiol (CBD) on the disability community can not be overstated and it's effect on pain, inflammation, insomnia and anxiety are well-documented. Wellness company Inflamade is poised with CBD-only products to help.

Spin Your Wheel with the Ayita Dance Team and the Rollettes!

July 28, 2021

Best double whammy EVER! Houston Abilities Expo goers will be treated to impressive dance performances from not one, but two talented troupes. They are empowering, compelling, motivating and what more…they'll teach you how it's done.

Abram's Nation: Enterprising Mom Launches Practical Products Inspired by Autistic Son

July 21, 2021

It's a common theme for parents of children with disabilities. If you can't find the thing to help your kid, create it. But Rose Morris took it a step further. She invented product after product, and shared it with the world.

En Garde!: Tales of Triumph from a Wheelchair Fencer

July 14, 2021

Jonathan Collins loved the sports that always seemed just beyond his reach. That was before wheelchair fencing catapulted him into the limelight. Now this published author has even been know to cross sabres…lightsabres!

Help! My Kid with a Disability is Going Back to School After a Year and a Half at Home!

July 7, 2021

With excitement and trepidation, kids with disabilities are headed back to school after the longest hiatus ever. Parents, these important tips will help you mitigate your child's fears, interact effectively with the school and make that first day back a good one.

Breakthrough Study Reveals that Intensive Therapies Improve Motor Function in Kids with CP

June 30, 2021

Great news for kids with cerebral palsy! New research finds that intensive hand therapy improves a child's ability to move and learn regardless of how the injured brain has rewired itself, proving earlier studies wrong.

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.

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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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