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Latest News and Stories

How to Advocate for Your Service/Support Animal

February 23, 2021

Assistance animals enhance our abilities, our independence and our lives. While service dogs are afforded accommodations under the ADA, the legal waters are a bit murky for other support animals. Consider these helpful strategies in advocating for yours.

How to Strengthen Your Immune System During a Pandemic

February 18, 2021

Even as more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, this is no time to neglect your immune system. Nutrition expert Tracy Williams weighs in with a variety of options for people with disabilities to help boost immunity.

Radically Different Alinker Walking Bike Matches Design with Determination

March 1, 2021

BE Alink's invention has taken off and is fast becoming a movement! People all over the world are staying active and pushing their limits with the help of this eye-catching mobility device.

How to a Handle Emergencies with a Disability (and a Pandemic and a Polar Vortex)

February 10, 2021

Can we all agree that we are officially maxed out on disasters? We've got COVID, widespread power outages and it seems the North Pole has come south for the winter. Whether you are weathering the storm now, or preparing for the next emergency, follow these essential directions!

Paralysis Nutrition: Life Hacks from the Woman who Knows

February 3, 2021

Fatimah Fakhoury is leveraging her nutritional know-how to empower people living with paralysis to make the healthier food choices needed to improve bowel issues, heal pressure sores and control weight

Which Countries Offer an Accessible Experience for Your Study Abroad?

January 24, 2021

International experience and education creates well-rounded individuals and can be a job clincher for some. But where is this opportunity accessible to all?

Parenting with A Disability – Good Support Makes All the Difference

January 19, 2021

People with disabilities are rock stars when it comes to adapting challenging situations to work for them, parenting included. A solid support system is also integral to successful Mommy and Daddy-hood.

How We Can Protect Our Food Supply

January 15, 2021

Ever get those pangs of guilt when your aspirations of healthy eating turn into half a bag of moldy veggies on trash day? Take control of your food waste with these with these handy tips!

These 5 Exercises Will Help Your Child Learn to Write

January 9, 2021

Remote learning has put many parents in the educational driver's seat…here are some great advice to help your little one learn to write.

How Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Intersect

January 4, 2021

Physical, mental and social health cannot really be looked at individually as one can't help but impact the other. How can society foster positive interaction between the different facets of heath? Read on!

The Pathway to Eating Disorder Recovery

August 8, 2020

Regardless of the circumstances that has led an individual to experience disordered eating, there is a way forward to a healthy relationship with food. If you or a loved one can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, read on.

EP Magazine: A Trusted Resource for Families with Disabilities Celebrates 50 Years

November 11, 2020

For half a century, EP Magazine has been a go-to resource for families, helping them to navigate all aspects of life with a disability. In honor of its milestone birthday, EP is sharing its coveted content for free!

Countdown is on…only one more week for AbilitiesVE2!

December 4, 2020

JUST ONE MORE WEEK to access all of the eye-opening content of Abilities Virtual Experience 2. Come see what everyone is talking about until midnight on December 13!

Virtually the Latest and the Greatest!

November 19, 2020

Here are just a few of the new products that will be featured at the Abilities Virtual Experience. Great for gifting friends and family this holiday season!

Planning Accessible Holiday Activities During Coronavirus

November 5, 2020

Thanks to the coronavirus—that guest that just won't leave (take a hint, Rona!)—your holidays may look a bit different than in years past. But with technology, your creative mind and these suggestions, the season can be just as special!

Star-studded Lineup to Amaze at Abilities Virtual Experience 2

October 30, 2020

Less than two weeks left! On Nov. 20-22, you can see the latest products, find cool tech, meet empowering disability community leaders and more...all free and without leaving your living room.

AbilitiesVE2 Excited to Feature ADAPTS, OMEO, Funny Parent Gifts & Ultimate Workout and Recovery

October 26, 2020

Here are just a few of the wide range of products you'll find at Abilities Virtual Experience, Nov. 20-22. From high-end mobility devices to hilarious stocking-stuffers, they are all game changing in their own way.

Parenting with a Disability: Reflections from a Quad Mom

July 6, 2020

Once Dani Izzie overcame her personal insecurities about expanding her family, the plot twists kept coming. Twins. Covid. Giving birth during a pandemic. Spoiler alert: There's a happy ending—two beautiful baby girls.

NEADS Needs Your Support to Train Service Dogs

August 5, 2020

NEADS taught Edison to be a stellar companion for his human partner, Abilities Expo ambassador Sarah Best. Now they are paying it forward with a fundraiser to help the organization create more service dog teams.

Go Outside and Play: Accessible Activities from a Social Distance

July 27, 2020

The Great COVID-inspired Cabin Fever of 2020 is no joke. The cure? Socially distant fresh air. Here are a few fun, accessible activities to enjoy outside.

A Financial Resource for Uncertain Times

July 15, 2020

The lifelong costs of a disability can be mind-blowing. If you are not taking advantage of a tax-advantaged ABLEnow disability savings account that won't impact your benefits, start! Start now.

Wheelchair Basketball and the First Push for Disability Rights

July 21, 2020

As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ADA, it's important to remember all of the players that brought this revolutionary legislation to life. David Davis' new book, Wheels of Courage, highlights the WWII paralyzed vets that invented wheelchair basketball and began the fight for disability rights.

What Do FloorCurl, Urostat, Velochair & Ex n' Flex Have in Common? They All Went Virtual!

July 1, 2020

Why just spotlight one product when you show off four? When it's adaptive sports, exercise devices, super cool wheelchairs or urological supplies that you may need while enjoying the other three, we got you.

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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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