Current events and issues for the disabled community.

No one begrudges a wheelchair user who pulls their conversion van into an accessible parking space. But what about people with disabilities that you can't see?

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Current Events and Policy: Making a Difference in the Community

When the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1991, civil rights activist Justin Dart, Jr. said, "It is the world's first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segregationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people." more

Caravan for Disability Freedom & Justice Hits the Road

May 30, 2024

The wheelchair-adapted Disability Caravan is traversing the nation, raising awareness and honoring the vibrant history of disability activism in the US.

Nurse Linda Delves into the Art of Complex Caregiving

May 16, 2024

Between pain, pressure injuries, nutrition, bathroom routines…how does a caregiver address it all? And what comes first? Get the tools for all parties to thrive in Nurse Linda's must-attend Abilities Exo workshop.

Get Help from Reeve Foundation with Live Chat

May 1, 2024

Access personalized paralysis support via live chat with Reeve Foundation specialists. So far, they've aided 125,000+ in 170 languages. They can help you.

United Spinal Association Becomes the Official Content Provider for Abilities Expo

February 12, 2024

The torch for providing engaging, adaptive activities and insightful workshops at each Abilities Expo has been passed to the United Spinal Association.

Abilities Expo Sees Major Growth Opportunities with Raccoon Media Group

January 30, 2024

Abilities Expo joins forces with Raccoon Media Group to unlock growth potential, amplify the impact on the disability community and chart a dynamic course ahead.

5 Best and Worst US Cities for Students with Disabilities

October 26, 2023

Would it surprise you to learn that Youngstown, Ohio tops a Best Cities for Students with Disabilities research study? Guess which city was last on the list...

Using Self-Awareness to Advocate for Support Needs in Different Environments

October 19, 2023

Learn what self-awareness is, why it matters and delve into its practical impact on reasonable accommodations in employment, academic and social environments.

ROLL OUT: Q Roll Model Contest Returns

July 11, 2023

Quantum Rehab is scouring the nation for two new incredible wheelchair users to join the brand ambassador team. Could it be you? Enter and find out!

How Can Friends and Family Support a Loved One with Diabetes?

May 10, 2023

From lifestyle support to emotional well-being, here are a few strategies to help ensure that your loved one with diabetes has a stronger and healthier future.

Disabled Employees: Do you Know Your Workplace Rights?

March 22, 2023

You know the law protects employees with disabilities. Did you know it also protects employees who are associated with a disabled person (spouse, child, parent) from discrimination?

How to Cope with Epilepsy to Live the Life you Deserve

March 20, 2023

Stacey Chillemi, author of 20+ best-selling books and frequent TV/radio health expert, shares her own tried and true methods of dealing with epilepsy.

BetterCaths and Rep. Josh Turek Work to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Catheters

February 27, 2023

Some catheters contain cancer-causing chemicals, to the surprise and horror of the people who use them. New legislation needs your support to change that.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Hollister Sponsors Auti Angel Events Arena for Community Presenters and Performers

July 24, 2022

Ability360 and Hollister will launch the pre-Expo festivities with an important peer-mentoring event featuring disability activist and artist Gina Schuh.

Hollister Sponsors Auti Angel Events Arena for Community Presenters and Performers

July 13, 2022

Hollister Incorporated's new endeavors in support of the disability community include sponsoring the Abilities Expo events arena, hosting an SCI support group event at TIRR Memorial and more.

Reeve Foundation Leads the Pack in Resources and Support for People with Paralysis

June 1, 2022

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has all bases covered for the SCI/D community. Whether you are newly injured or have been living with paralysis, they bring their considerable knowledge and support to bear to improve your quality of life.

Building Your Employ-Ability

May 3, 2022

As a person with a disability, carving out your career path may seem like an uphill battle against accessibility barriers and ableist attitudes. This sage advice will help you level the playing field.

Grow your Savings: Open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Today!

April 29, 2022

Not only can this plan help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for a rainy day, there are also wonderful opportunities for matching grants for those who qualify. Could that be you? Find out!

Do You Need to Disclose a Disability in a Job Interview?

April 6, 2022

Do you or don't you tell a potential employer about your disability? Legally, you don't have to. But can an early share work to you advantage? Read on…

How I Became an Advocate for Inclusion and Accessibility

January 4, 2022

When her mom joined the ranks of wheelchair users, Leslie Farin’s eyes were opened to the flagrant lack of accessibility that the disability community faces daily. Now, she’s affecting real change.

Help Employees with Disabilities Transition Back to the Office

November 24, 2021

In their eagerness to bring work-from-home employees back in-person, businesses must take a breath and implement steps to aid in the transition. Flexibility is key…maybe the office is not ideal for your disabled workers.

Representation Counts: More People with Disabilities Should Hold Office

October 27, 2021

If you are entertaining political aspirations, we say, "bravo!" The disability community could use more representation. Here are few tips to get the ball rolling…

5 Solid Ways Disability Healthcare is Improving

September 1, 2021

Pandemic-fueled advances in access, technology, data collection and security have converged to create welcome improvements in healthcare for people with disabilities. And they said it couldn't be done!

Breakthrough Study Reveals that Intensive Therapies Improve Motor Function in Kids with CP

June 30, 2021

Great news for kids with cerebral palsy! New research finds that intensive hand therapy improves a child's ability to move and learn regardless of how the injured brain has rewired itself, proving earlier studies wrong.

Navigating Healthcare Access and Coverage with a Disability

June 9, 2021

Nothing overwhelms quite like the mere mention of healthcare coverage. Nevertheless, its importance cannot be overstated. Ask yourself, are you receiving the best care available to you? If you are not sure of the answer, read on!

How Can Your Workplace be More Accessible to Neurodivergent Employees?

May 11, 2021

Industries are crying out for new talent, but are they creating an environment that attracts neurodiverse workers and allows them to flourish? For the sake of a competitive market advantage, they should and here's how...

Join The Fight To Make Lyft Serve People With Disabilities

May 2, 2021

Power chair user Harriet Lowell needs your voice in the battle for accessibility. Can you help her break down the transportation barriers that face more than 2.5 million Americans using motorized mobility devices?

In-Person Abilities Expos Relaunch in June

April 28, 2021

We're baaaaack! Did you miss us? The real-life Abilities Expo will begin its North American tour with a much-anticipated summer debut in the Chicago area.

4 Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

April 24, 2021

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. Though recreational use of cannabis can trigger feelings of paranoia, research shows that, when used correctly, marijuana can be very beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms.

Access Abilities Virtual Experience Online Now

March 30, 2021

A massive amount of disability resources are at your fingertips right now and until May 2 through the all-online Abilities Virtual Experience. Who's excited?

Today's Care and Tomorrow's Cure at the 2021 Reeve Summit

March 18, 2021

This April, the Reeve Summit will touch on topics and themes relevant to the paralysis community and give everyone a chance to hear from experts, ask questions and share experiences on many aspects of life living with paralysis.

How to Advocate for Your Service/Support Animal

February 23, 2021

Assistance animals enhance our abilities, our independence and our lives. While service dogs are afforded accommodations under the ADA, the legal waters are a bit murky for other support animals. Consider these helpful strategies in advocating for yours.

How to Strengthen Your Immune System During a Pandemic

February 18, 2021

Even as more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, this is no time to neglect your immune system. Nutrition expert Tracy Williams weighs in with a variety of options for people with disabilities to help boost immunity.

Which Countries Offer an Accessible Experience for Your Study Abroad?

January 24, 2021

International experience and education creates well-rounded individuals and can be a job clincher for some. But where is this opportunity accessible to all?