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DeafBlind and Thriving
"Of all the obstacles people who are deafblind overcome, misconceptions don't have to be one of them." - HKNC In honor of Helen Keller’s birthday and Deafblind Awareness Week, we highlight a few individuals in the deafblind community that have shared their story of being DeafBlind and thriving.
Black, Disabled, and Proud: Modern Influencers and Historic Figures
We know it's important to pair actions with words – especially when advocating for racial equality and disability rights. In an effort to engage in meaningful activism, we're making a commitment to use our platform to share more #blackdisabledlivesmatter content (in addition to our usual disability advocacy). To start, here's...
How to Be an Activist When You Can't Attend Protests
"I'm disabled and have severe claustrophobia. Is there any other way I can help besides showing up to rallies and marches?"
Surviving Rectal Cancer & Thriving With an Ostomy
This article was transcribed from an interview with Kimberly, and has been edited for content and clarity. Hello! I am Kimberly Holiday Coleman, and I'm 52 years old this May 20th. Yay! I was originally based in Texas, and currently, I live in Kentucky. I'm a Stage Two Rectal Cancer survivor....
An Ostomate Activist with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Hi! I'm Charlotte. I'm 22 years old. I live in the UK. I talk on Instagram about body acceptance, mental health, chronic illness, that kind of thing. What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?EDS is a connective tissue disorder, and connective tissues are all over your body so it can affect any part of...
Our Favorite Adaptive Gifts for Father's Day
In honor of Men's Health Awareness Day and Father's Day 2020, we have put together a list of adaptive clothing and accessories that combine function and style for the men in your life. From surgery recovery and ostomy support to advocacy & supporter tees, we have something to fit all the...
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
In the U.S. alone, there are millions of individuals living with a disability, chronic illness, or medical need. Advancements in medicine have translated into improvements in health outcomes and quality of life for the sickest patients. But the impact of one's illness reaches beyond the hospital walls and into their daily...
Spoonie-Self Care: 10 Simple Tips
The phrase "Spoonie" is familiar to most people in the chronic illness community. The Spoon Theory portrays a patient's maximum amount of energy they have for each day. Every action draws from this energy, no matter how big or small, so it is important to use those spoons in ways that will replenish your...
A new mom gets adaptive with breastfeeding
Saba is the COO of Abilitee Adaptive Wear and the mother of a one-year-old. She shares a personal account as a new mom and her experience breastfeeding, as well as the adaptive clothing solution she found to help with some of the challenges.
Ileostomy Tips from a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
In honor of National Nurses Week, we are sharing some words of wisdom from Carol Marshall-Hanson, RN who is a certified Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, TX. She gives her tips and best practices for patients with ileostomies.
Adaptive Gifts for New Special Needs Moms
Abilitee loves celebrating all births, and parents! In honor of mother's day, we have put together a list of adaptive clothing and accessories for new moms as well as for new moms of special needs children.
7 Ways to Build Resilience in Young Children
A mental health struggle can begin in childhood. It is essential to help each child develop resilience to thrive (and not just survive) throughout life. Here are Abilitee's top tips for building resilience in young children.