• Anime and Manga
    Disability Themes Run Strong in Anime and Manga
    Tony Stephens of Hyper-Urban Arts examines
    the synergy between disability and hero powers.
  • PKU
    Lessons Learned from my Son's Rare Disease Diagnosis
    As a new mom, Kala McWain received devastating news that her
    4-day-old son had a rare metabolic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU).
  • Chris Collin
    How Abilities Expo Opened Up a New Career for Chris Collin
    Not only did Chris Collin gain access to the latest tech at Abilities Expo,
    but he also leveraged his Expo experience to expand his network and secure a new career.

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

Kelly Brush Says: Get Out There and Play...On Us!

March 24, 2023

Learn about dozens of adaptive sports, discover hundreds of programs and embrace an active lifestyle with The Active Project from the Kelly Brush Foundation.

Disabled Employees: Do you Know Your Workplace Rights?

March 22, 2023

You know the law protects employees with disabilities. Did you know it also protects employees who are associated with a disabled person (spouse, child, parent) from discrimination?

Goal Setting for Healthy Living with a Disability

March 21, 2023

Exercise and smart food choices are integral to wellness, but you need a plan! Setting incremental, achievable goals will help you attain your version of healthy lifestyle.

How to Cope with Epilepsy to Live the Life you Deserve

March 20, 2023

Stacey Chillemi, author of 20+ best-selling books and frequent TV/radio health expert, shares her own tried and true methods of dealing with epilepsy.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Disability Activist Judy Heumann

March 15, 2023

It is with great sadness and never-ending admiration that we say a final farewell to Judy Heumann, a decades-long leader in the fight for disability rights. We should all strive to make such a difference.

Is it a Rollz Rollator or Wheelchair? It's both!

February 27, 2023

With an eye for sustainability, style and functionality, the Rollz rollator has created innovative add-ons to customize your device to your disability.

Adaptive Bike Donation to Gift Fun and Freedom for Child with Cerebral Palsy

February 27, 2023

Little Austin is about to get the biggest surprise in his young life. Thanks to the non-profit Help Hope Live, he is going to receive a Freedom Concepts bike, fully customized to his abilities. Look out, world!

BetterCaths and Rep. Josh Turek Work to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Catheters

February 27, 2023

Some catheters contain cancer-causing chemicals, to the surprise and horror of the people who use them. New legislation needs your support to change that.

Self-Transfer from Bed to Wheelchair with UpLyft

February 24, 2023

As the first bed-to-wheelchair-and-back self-transfer system, UpLyft allows disabled people the freedom to perform daily routine tasks independently.

Disability Themes Run Strong in Anime and Manga

January 31, 2023

Anime and manga aficionado Tony Stephens of Hyper-Urban Arts examines the synergy between disability and hero powers in this celebrated pop culture genre.

Blind and Low Vision Kids Experience Alaskan Wilderness

January 30, 2023

The traditional summer camp experience of making friends, playing games and enjoying the outdoors is focused for kids with vision disabilities at Camp Webber.

IndeeLift: The People Picker-Upper

January 30, 2023

This device safely lifts a fallen person from the floor, eliminating the need for a 911 call. IndeeLift transforms a stressful fall into a non-event and restores dignity and independence.

Where is the Outrage Against Inaccessibility?

January 28, 2023

While many National Parks boast of a smattering of accessible hiking trails, they are actually only a small percentage, leaving the lion's share of each park's trail map inaccessible to the disability community.

How Healthcare Deserts Impact People with Disabilities

January 19, 2023

Of the millions of Americans residing in healthcare deserts, those with disabilities are particularly vulnerable in the face health inequities. Rather than wait for an revamping of the medical system, here are some proactive steps to improve care access now.

Hope for the Holidays with Help Hope Live

December 20, 2022

With millions raised to fund their clients' needs, the things that this hard-working non-profit accomplishes for the disability community is…well…maybe a little magical.

Tips and Tricks to Disability Travel

December 20, 2022

Your disability does not mean the thrill of travelling is out of your reach! The key to satisfying your wanderlust is due diligence to ensure real access.

Disability Myths vs. Disability Realities

December 19, 2022

The preconceived notions and utter fabrications that have formed around disability are far from helpful. Enter disability advocate Tracy Williams to debunk them!

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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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