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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

Signs Your Chronic Illness Is in the Way of Your Driving

July 3, 2019

Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Greaves loved her RAV4. Follow her personal journey to learn why and how she came to the decision to part with it and explore other methods of transportation.

3 Things Able-Bodied People Take for Granted

June 20, 2019

Keisha Greaves has some eye-opening advice for the temporarily able-bodied and their "Able World Problems." Great share for those wonderful people in your life who don't quite get it.

Yelp-Style App Gives the 411 on Access

June 17, 2019

Accessibility is key, but so it advanced, detailed knowledge about the accessibility of your destination. The new iAccess Life app will set the stage for your next adventure.

How to Motivate Kids with Disabilities

June 13, 2019

The right balance of encouragement and persuasion depends on your child and these useful insights will help keep him or her on track.

VoxxLife Packs Human Performance Tech into Socks

June 5, 2019

Neuro-tech through your feet sounds incredible, but Voxx socks wearers have experienced increased stability, enhanced strength and reduced pain.

Check Your Catheter for Chemical Warning Labels

June 10, 2019

In California, Prop 65 now requires medical supply manufacturers to publish their product's harmful chemicals components right on the packaging.

'Simply Mae' is About the Kid, Not the Disability

May 27, 2019

Little Mae has an imagination to be reckoned with and cerebral palsy. This new children's book follows her escapades and is perfect for any child who loves a colorful, exciting story.

Accessible Playground Leaves No Child on the Sidelines

May 24, 2019

Because play is universally important, playgrounds should be universally accessible. On the outskirts of Chicago, the Sandlot is a gateway to fun for families of all abilities.

Make Nutrition Fun for the Whole Family

May 22, 2019

Step 1: Eat together as a family. Step 2: Involve the kids in the family's nutritious choice. Step 3 and beyond: Keep reading.

No More 'Can You Get My Crutches?' with Crutch Caddy

May 20, 2019

For as long as crutches have been a helpful mobility tool, there has been the challenge of where they go when they are not in use. Now, we have the solution.

For Harold the Wheeling Dog, It's All Attitude

May 20, 2019

This pint-size pooch has become a powerhouse therapy dog, helping kids with disabilities to feel loved and accepted.

Abilities Leaders to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Rollettes

May 15, 2019

The world-famous Rollettes dance team honors Abilities Expo owners Lew Shomer and David Korse for their contribution to the disability community.

Forecast Hopeful for Romance with a Disability in a 'Chance for Rain'

May 7, 2019

Author Tricia Downing speaks from experience through her heroine as she tackles life and love post spinal cord injury in this highly recommended novel.

Sensory Rooms are Popping up Everywhere!

May 1, 2019

Sensory environments can sooth and relax as well as energize and stimulate learning, ultimately helping kids with sensory processing disorders, cognitive and learning disabilities to process the world around them.

One Unique Idea Is Poised to Upend an Industry

April 17, 2019

In one fell swoop, this ingenious device tackles the dual problems of chronic UTIs and insurance companies who do not provide an adequate amount of needed supplies.

Check Out Our Live Events

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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