• Chicago Show
    NEW Abilities Virtual Experience June 19-21
    Access disability resource from the comfort of your own home
  • New York Metro Show
    Coronavirus Feels A Lot Like My Everyday
    Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Graves shares her take on quarantine life.

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

A Message of Hope from Abilities Expo Ambassador Paul Lane

July 6, 2020

Abilities Ambassador Paul Amadeus Lane's heartfelt words convey Abilities Expo's thoughts on the struggles that underserved communities are facing in America today. This pledge calls for both honest reflection and open minds to battle existing discrimination, which has no place in any form in our society.

Rest in Peace, Angela Madsen

June 25, 2020

The world was rocked this week with the sad news of the passing Paralympian and Guinness record holder Angela Madsen. She died halfway through her solo ocean row from California to Hawaii.

Workplace Discrimination: What Qualifies as Reasonable Accommodation?

May 1, 2020

Some employees with disabilities may be afraid to rock the boat and ask for what they need to succeed. Ask!!! Providing reasonable accommodation is an employer's obligation, but savvy ones will see it as an opportunity.

Stuff to do When Cooped Up with COVID

April 8, 2020

The world was rocked this week with the sad news of the passing Paralympian and Guinness record holder Angela Madsen. She died halfway through her solo ocean row from California to Hawaii.

Lourdes Mack Joins Cast of 'Disney Family Singalong'

April 17, 2020

She's an actor, an athlete, a musician and, as the world saw last week on Disney's hit TV special, she's a talented wheelchair dancer. Meet the irrepressible Lourdes Mack.

Coronavirus Feels a Lot Like my Everyday

March 30, 2020

The stakes are highest for people with disabilities and compromised immune systems, whose symptoms can already have a very COVID-y feel. Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Graves shares her take on quarantine life.

Highly Effective Job Management Tips for Single Moms with Disabilities

March 27, 2020

When the world resumes its pace, you'll go back to juggling the kids, the job and your disability. Get ready ahead of time with some helpful tips.

Go-to Homebound Therapy Tips for Your Medically Complex Child

March 23, 2020

The kids have been home for weeks and parents nationwide are scrambling to keep them entertained and e-learned. But for special needs moms and dads, there is the added challenge of continuing their support therapies. These tips can help!

New York Metro and Toronto Abilities Expo Postponed Due to COVID-19

March 22, 2020

The last few weeks have been like nothing any of us has experienced. In our efforts to help flatten the curve, we have postponed two shows and are providing updates from the community.

Spartan Course Comes to Abilities Expo

February 20, 2020

You never know what will happen at Abilities Expo. This time, you may find yourself bungee crawling on the adaptive Spartan Course, using your mobility device or a loaner from GRIT Freedom Chair. One more check on the bucket list!

Going Places with Donna On The Go

February 15, 2020

If you haven’t been watching the web series about the funny exploits of Donna Russo, grab some popcorn and get ready to binge. Donna’s tongue-in-cheek approach to her daily challenges has captured a worldwide audience.

Unleash Your Inner Superhero

February 10, 2020

Never underestimate the power of a cape. Tiny Superheroes gets it, and they ensure that thousands of kid with disabilities or illnesses around the world can don their own capes and feel powerful as they face their challenges.

Who Wants to Go to the Dentist? Not Me!

February 6, 2020

A trip to the dentist is already nerve-racking for most. But when physical and intellectual disabilities are involved, important visits are often skipped. What if this could be alleviated by a team of sensitive, caring dental professionals that actually travel to your home? Now, it can.

From the Slopes to the Doctor’s Office: The Power of Genetic Testing

February 2, 2020

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) cost Danelle Umstead her sight, but not her zest for life. This Paralympic skier and Dancing with the Stars contestant credits genetic testing as empowering her to live a richer life.

Dating with a Disability: Yes, it’s possible!

January 23, 2020

Dating can be a risky proposition regardless of the boxes you are checking. Girls Chronically Rock’s Keisha Greaves takes a no-holds-barred look at her hopes, anxieties, challenges and blessings as she throws her hat in the dating ring.

GMA’s Robin Roberts to Headline Disability Summit

January 29, 2020

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s inaugural Reeve Summit 2020 will bring thought leaders and individuals from the paralysis community to share life-changing information, improve quality of life and advance their cure agenda.

Easterseals Southern California: Building an Inclusive Future for People with Disabilities

January 15, 2020

Easterseals’ impactful programs underscore their mission to ensure all are respected, included and valued. The are determined to fundamentally shift society’s perceptions of disability. “Celebrate. Don’t separate.”

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.

Sign up for the Abilities Buzz

Stay in the know on disability news and info.