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

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.

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.

Now That You Have Social Security Benefits, How Do You Keep Them?

February 16, 2018

Never make the mistake of thinking your Social Security benefits are permanent. Use these tips to help ensure you continue receiving the support you deserve.

Disability Etiquette: Easy Tips for the Able-bodied Community

February 14, 2018

It's not that hard, folks. A little common sense, a little Golden Rule and we've got a world that is more inclusive and friendly to all.

Ground Therapy: Reconnect to the Earth and Feel Better Fast

January 15, 2018

Ground therapy delivers nature’s outdoor healing benefits to your body indoors by reconnecting you to the earth.

Record-breaking Athlete to Launch Wheelchair Stunt Video Game

December 22, 2017

Famed wheelchair extreme athlete Trevor "Trevair" Snowden is turning his wheelchair stunt dreams into virtual reality.

Documentary Highlights the Accessible Transportation Struggle in NYC

December 21, 2017

Access Denied tackles the daily challenges of wheelchair users who seek a reliable way to get around the Big Apple.

Sitting Ground for Disability Rights Against Medicaid Cuts

November 21, 2017

Arrested during the ADAPT-led protests on of Senate offices, Stephanie Woodard shares her personal experience and commitment to protecting the rights of the disability community.

Each By Name Strives for a More Inclusive Society

October 25, 2017

Trailblazing conference empowers women of all abilities to actively engage in their communities to improve awareness and inclusion.

Debunking Nutrition Myths

June 20, 2017

Expose misinformation about proper health and nutrition and get on your way to healthy living.

Join the Movement! Vote With Heart!

October 27, 2016

Amidst one of the most divisive elections in American history, an initiative has been set into motion which calls the disability community to unite and pledge to #VoteWithHeart.

We’re the Superhumans

September 13, 2016

Against a big band musical score performed only by musicians with disabilities, this fun video trailer features Rio’s Paralympic athletes doing what they do best…racing, swimming, jumping, shooting, competing and striving to exceed even their own expectations.

When Disaster Strikes

August 4, 2016

The old adage, "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst," is not paranoia, especially not for the disability community. Take your first precautionary steps with this article; then meet with emergency experts at any Abilities Expo.

Abilities Expo Enhances Attendee Experience with NEW Abilities Meet Up Zones

May 26, 2016

At Abilities Expo Chicago, attendees and experts from our vibrant disability community can connect, share experiences and learn from each other in this fun, informal meeting space.

Colleges Resolve to Improve Employment Outlook for Students with Disabilities

May 26, 2016

Despite protections, the job market for grads with disabilities can be problematic. Forward-thinking colleges have established programs to help pave the way to gainful employment.

Abilities Expo Expands to Canada

April 28, 2016

In response to an overwhelming demand from the disability community and the industry and serves them, Abilities Expo Toronto will launch January 20-22, 2017!

Best and Worst Places to Live for People with Disabilities

March 18, 2016

The top 150 largest cities in America have been judged for disability friendliness! Spoiler alert, Toto! If you are not living in the #1 city, you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Olivia Wilde PSA Challenges Perceptions of Down Syndrome

March 18, 2016

This Hollywood A-lister plays the alter ego of a young women with Down Syndrome in the compelling online film, 'How Do You See Me?'

Is Our Addiction Policy Needlessly Killing People?

March 15, 2016

Could we learn a few things from the rest of the world in treating those with disabilities, diseases and disorders?

Observations from a Silent Wheeler

March 15, 2016

Though he acknowledges overall improvements in accessibility, this wheeler takes a hard look at his own home turf for what has fallen through the cracks.