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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

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!

SleepSafe Beds Creates Safe Environment for Loved Ones with Disabilities

December 19, 2022

Constructing a wide selection of beds that ensure a safe night's sleep for people with disabilities is paramount for the folks at SleepSafe Beds. It's even in the name!

Celebrated Author Says Life is Not Always a Valley of Tears

December 14, 2022

No stranger to adversity, Pascuala Herrera shares the hard-earned wisdoms that her life a disabled, Latina immigrant has taught her in three compelling books.

Are you Reaping the Benefits of an ABLE Account?

November 29, 2022

Financial planning for yourself or disabled loved one is daunting on a good day. But knowledge is power, and you need to know what an ABLE account can do for you!

Lessons Learned from my Son's Rare Disease Diagnosis

November 28, 2022

Since she learned that her 4-day-old son had a rare metabolic disorder, Kala McWain has worked tirelessly to get him the best treatment and to make a difference for others affected by phenylketonuria.

Bling Your Wheelchair

November 28, 2022

If accessorizing is your style, there's no reason your accessibility device can't have a little pizzazz, too! Take it from this wheelchair user who shares his secrets to glam your chair.

Be an Angel, Help a Child

November 28, 2022

The assistive technology that could change the game for kids with disabilities are often out of reach. Be An Angel is there to supply hearing aids and more where needed.

How Abilities Expo Opened Up a New Career for Chris Collin

November 14, 2022

Not only did Chris Collins 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.

Love Rehab Solutions Delivers Next-Gen Safety Beds

October 31, 2022

The seven zones of entrapment are no match for these safety beds. To ensure the safest sleep, Love Rehab has exceeded FDA requirements with new features that address sensory stabilization, better ventilation and more.

What to Look for in Senior Living?

October 28, 2022

If the time has come for you or your loved ones to explore senior care options, due diligence is step one. This guide will help you in your search to find the right accommodations for your disability.

Behind the Scenes of the Ms. Wheelchair America Competition

October 18, 2022

Ms. Wheelchair America 2023 Ali Ingersoll shares a sneak peek behind the curtain of what this renowned competition is really all about. Spoiler alert: It's more than the crown!than the crown!

My Life as an Autistic Solo Traveler

October 27, 2022

In pursuing his own passion to explore our fascinating planet, Alex Stratikis discovered a serious lack of information for people like him. Now, his blog offers advice and encouragement for other autistic adults to embark on their own adventures.

If You Want to Start Journaling About Your Health, Here's a Good Place to Start to Start

October 11, 2022

Journaling can be a powerful self-care tool but how do you even start to process all the feelings that consume you? The Mighty has helped tens of thousands of people tell their unique health stories and they can help you, too!

How Can Pets Help Autistic Children?

September 29, 2022

Once again, the research illustrates what we knew all along. Pet therapy is real and effective for autistic kids, who experience a drop in anxiety and social stress with the help of a furry friend.

The Best Rental Car Companies for Wheelchair Users

September 29, 2022

Whether there is a road trip on the horizon or out-of-town transportation is required, wheelers need reliable car rental options that can accommodate their chairs.

CORE: Changing Minds About Functional Recovery and Long-Term Health

September 28, 2022

CORE is not your average gym. Their work in Activity Based Training to promote neuro-rehabilitation goes far beyond traditional physical therapy. And the results speak for themselves.

Reeve Summit 2022 Keynote Leon Ford Finds Grace by Acknowledging Pain

September 25, 2022

Leon Ford's life changed the day the police mistook him for a criminal. Now he shares his story at Reeve Summit 2022 to encourage others to work through trauma and move on.

Travel is Now More Accessible with the Winnebago Roam

September 8, 2022

Tune in for the adventures of one wheelchair user and her family as they not only road trip to the Grand Canyon, but also to favorite local spots in the Winnebago Roam.

Donated Adaptive Bike to Give Gift of Hope and Play to Child with Leigh's Syndrome

August 31, 2022

Christmas comes early for little Emberly, who will receive a customized adaptive bike from Help Hope Live at Abilities Expo Phoenix this weekend.

How CBD Remedies Can Help Your Condition

August 17, 2022

CBD products have become a go-to source to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, battle insomnia and more. Find out why it words, where to get it and how it can be more affordable.

Labrador Retriever Helps People Live More Independently

August 10, 2022

Assistive robots can make a massive difference in the lives of the disability community and those with age-related mobility issues. With the Labrador Retriever, a better quality of life is within reach.

Leverage Adaptive Fitness to Stay DRIVEN with Steph The Hammer

August 3, 2022

Adaptive fitness guru Steph "The Hammer" Roach is bringing her virtual fitness experience into the real world AND hosting a book signing for her new memoir, DRIVEN, at Abilities Expo

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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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