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

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?

How We Can Protect Our Food Supply

January 15, 2021

Ever get those pangs of guilt when your aspirations of healthy eating turn into half a bag of moldy veggies on trash day? Take control of your food waste with these with these handy tips!

How Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Intersect

January 4, 2021

Physical, mental and social health cannot really be looked at individually as one can't help but impact the other. How can society foster positive interaction between the different facets of heath? Read on!

Countdown is on…only two more days for AbilitiesVE2!

December 4, 2020

JUST ONE MORE WEEK to access all of the eye-opening content of Abilities Virtual Experience 2. Come see what everyone is talking about until midnight on December 13!