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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

What About the Faces Behind the Screen?

July 6, 2018

Think about all your daily interactions with technology. Now imagine that technology was completely inaccessible to you because of a sensory disability.

Civil Rights, Not Disability Privilege

July 2, 2018

Why are we treating civil rights as privileges bestowed on people with disabilities? In fact, the world benefits when a level playing field allows the talents of the disability community to shine.

Checkmate! How a Power Chair and a Game Changed my Life

June 11, 2018

Accessible to nearly everyone, chess is great for cognitive processing and social interaction. And according to this chess vet, everybody will assume you are super smart!

Julie's Archers for Autism

June 25, 2018

Archery empowers a little girl with Autism to make friends and, in turn, she empowers an organization to create a giant fundraiser benefiting Autism research.

REV UP for National Disability Voter Registration Week

June 18, 2018

Less than half of the community of people with disabilities voted in the last election. REV UP is working to increase those numbers and raise awareness to the power of the disability vote.

5 Things All New Medical Cannabis Patients Should Know

June 21, 2018

So you have made the decision to include medical cannabis in your treatment. Now, follow these steps to educate yourself, your peers and even your medical professionals.

Ladies Who Roll: Win a Trip to La to Dance with the Rollettes

June 14, 2018

This Rolling Sisterhood is committed to creating a community through dance, one that redefines what it means to be strong, female and resilient.

Special Education by the Numbers

June 11, 2018

Inclusivity for special education students in today's classrooms is on the rise. Learn who these students are and how we can best support them.

5 Use-Now Pointers to Ensure Smooth Air Travel

June 4, 2018

Advice from international wheelchair traveler Tabassum Chagani can smooth your flight experience and minimize those airline horror stories.

Portable Tabletop Extension (PTE) Transforms Dining Out…And In

May 28, 2018

The PTE, fueled by the last wish of a dear friend, will improve the eating experience of rollers everywhere.

Get Fit with Rollettes Star Maria Muscle

May 25, 2018

It's easy to see how Maria "Muscle" Rabaino got her nickname when you get to know her commitment to fitness, both her own and others with disabilities.

New Children's Book: Pawsibly The Best Medicine

April 30, 2018

Don't miss the story of Dolly Pawton, based on the real-life adventures of a service puppy on her way to becoming a full-fledged service dog.

5 Crucial Tips in Planning Your Wheelchair Accessible Vacation

April 29, 2018

With a few spot-on travel tips from globetrotter…or roller…Tabassum Chagani, the world is your accessible oyster.

Managing Expectations with Better Communication

April 28, 2018

'Abler' blogger explores society's formulaic approach to the community of people with disabilities, citing miscommunication as most critical problem to solve.

The Gift that Changed My Life

April 25, 2018

Read a first-hand account of a woman whose sense of independence and adventure has been super-charged by her furry friend.

Boxwood Junction: Creating a Better Future for Loved Ones with Disabilities

April 23, 2018

"What happens to them when I'm gone?" is a question that plagues special needs families. One mom's ambitious answer could help thousands.

Job Seekers with Disabilities: 8 Essential Tips for Writing a Successful Cover Letter

April 20, 2018

Everyone who focuses only on the resume, but dashes off a cover letter is missing a golden opportunity to shine before a prospective employer.

Explore Northeastern Adaptive Sports Programs with Chris Collin

April 16, 2018

Great tips from para-athlete Chris Collins on how you can continue to enjoy sports and the great outdoors post-injury.

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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