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    Embracing Conscious Living with a Disability
    Kristina Rhoades on awareness of life choices.

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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

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.

Research Matters: UTI Survey Invitation

March 30, 2018

Your feedback is vital for the National Rehabilitation Hospital to develop better diagnosis and treatment for UTIs.

Ditch the DEHP in Your Catheters

March 30, 2018

Health professionals have serious concerns with a chemical called DEHP that is often used in catheters. Here's what you should know.

Turning Wheelchairs into Dreams

March 30, 2018

Skilled builders create spectacular costumes for kids in chairs. There's no cost to families and they need more kids to sign up!

ABLEnow: Can You Save Without Impacting Benefits?

March 29, 2018

If you thought that you could not invest in your future while receiving critical disability benefits, think again.

Can Total Underwater Immersion Promote Transformation?

March 21, 2018

Underwater therapy combines total immersion with portrait photography to reinvigorate the body and elevate attitudes.

How to Write the Perfect Resume for a Job Seeker with Disabilities

February 28, 2018

Your first move to landing your dream job is the perfectly executed resume. But do you mention your disability? Read on to find out.

Donna On The Go: Two Women, an iPhone and a Walker

February 21, 2018

This new EMMY-considered web series takes a light-hearted look at the obstacles that star Donna Russo faces daily.

Superfest, The Oldest Disability Film Festival, Returns to Los Angeles

February 18, 2018

Superfest features avant-garde films from around the world that present disability in all its diverse, brazen and subtle complexities.

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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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