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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

Vermonters Tackle Accessible Housing Shortage

September 24, 2021

People think their only options are buying an accessible home or remodeling an existing one. But there's an alternative…a universally accessible tiny home style accommodation that can adapt to you, your home and your property.

loop+ Sensor Pad and App is Fitbit for Your Butt

September 21, 2021

Created by a mom for her wheeling child, this ingenious device tracks exactly what your butt has been up to in terms of positioning and pressure so that you can spy a risk before it becomes a problem…like a pressure sore.

Kids with Disabilities Thrive with the Right Environment

September 17, 2021

Children whose surroundings are nurturing, engaging, empowering and accessible are better able to flourish in their development.

Get Your Business Running Strong as a Parent with a Disability

September 14, 2021

Entrepreneurship is an enticing proposition...flexible hours (but, make no mistake, not less hours) to manage the little ones as well as your disability. But how to get started? Read on...

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..

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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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