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    Abilities Expo Los Angeles Coming Soon, Feb. 22-24
    All inclusive adaptive climbing wall, new tech and more for the disability community!
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  • Photo Contest
    Popular Houston Festival to Fund Accessible Playground
    Houston community to rally in support of all-inclusive playground.

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

Autism and ADHD in Adults: How Music Helps

October 26, 2018

Studies show that, because of the way it triggers different sections of the brain, music is a viable tool for improving concentration and productivity in adults on the spectrum.

Teaching Your Child to Self-Cath with Pediatric Education Resources

October 22, 2018

Your growing child wants more independence in their personal health regimen. Cure Medical offers catheters that aren't made with scary chemicals, plus they have kid-friendly materials to teach kids the process.

Explore Accessible Solutions for your Home

October 17, 2018

Perhaps you are aging in place or you've had a sudden change in circumstances…either way, you need home modifications that can accommodate you. Here are viable options to improve home accessibility.

#ThisIsHowI Show What's Possible

October 12, 2018

AbleThrive features the creativity and ingenuity of people with disabilities through homegrown videos of how-to's and life hacks from the community.

Accessible Dreams Do Come True!

October 9, 2018

Fixer Upper fans will remember the Copp family whose home was impressively transformed into an accessible palace for their two wheeling boys. Now family is giving back through their Raising Wheels Foundation.

3 Tips for Creating a Bedroom for Children on the Autism Spectrum

October 4, 2018

A kid's bedroom should be their sanctuary. If your child has autism, follow this advice to ensure that you create a safe space that also meets his or her physical and psychological needs.

Popular Houston Festival to Fund Accessible Playground

October 1, 2018

At the upcoming Festival of Abilities, the Houston community will rally to support the creation of an all-inclusive playground.

How to Determine Career-Fit: A Guide for People with Disabilities

September 25, 2018

You're on the job hunt! Sure, it's daunting to match your abilities to your dream job but keep these tips in mind and you'll be on your way!

Making the World Accessible with the new TravelEZ

September 17, 2018

Positioning itself to be the future TripAdvisor for Accessibility, Travel EZ delivers a fun tour of Boston with highly detailed access information.

Essential Educational Tips for Parents Raising Special Needs Kids

September 14, 2018

Ensuring that your child with learning disabilities can flourish scholastically may be a tall order but, that armed with this helpful advice, it's one you can tackle!

Addiction Treatment for People with Disabilities

September 10, 2018

Studies show that millions of people with disabilities are also coping with substance use disorder. Effective treatment must take into account the unique challenges the community faces.

Take Control of Your Health with Pressure Mapping and Scales for Wheelchair Users

September 5, 2018

To combat the serious health issues of pressure wounds and weight management, MassMATCH is making pressure mapping tech available to wheelchair users statewide.

Cure Advocates Pay It Forward, Helping Newly Injured Nationwide

August 20, 2018

Peer support is crucial to recovery. It's great to be surrounded by health professionals and loved ones, but it's crucial to connect with people who have "been there."

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

August 30, 2018

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy shows encouraging promise for a variety of conditions, including spinal cord injury.

It's Okay to Ask for Help

August 20, 2018

Really. It is. You can be fiercely independent and wildly self-sufficient, but it's still okay to get by with a little help from friends.

THC, CBD and the Cannabinoids

August 15, 2018

Though cannabis is becoming more readily available in some states, confusion about the components of this controversial plant persists. Let's break it down.

Boston Marathon Survivor Roseann Sdoia Finds Adventure in Sports

August 10, 2018

She watched her friend cross the finish line, then everything changed. But Roseann Sdoia's story was far from over. Learn how her love for outdoor recreation aided in her healing.

Share a Selfie in the Wheels UP! Photo Contest

August 24, 2018

Bust out your cameras (or camera apps) for SPORTS 'N SPOKES annual photo contest! We can't wait to see how you are living your adventures!

Ambassadors Impact Lives on the Show Floor and Beyond

August 5, 2018

While Ambassador Margarita Elizondo was busy trying to change lives through her work with Abilities Expo, one young woman unexpectedly changed hers.

I Am 'Disabled!' I Am Lucky!

July 16, 2018

Writer James Lynch feels that life is a culmination of the decisions that you make. He decided not to let cerebral palsy stand in his way.

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.

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