Welcome to my Network.
Bringing awareness and support to disabled people.
When I first became physically disabled, I spent countless hours trying to find information, resources, products, services and people with experience and expertise in finding possible inside impossible situations. My Network is open to disabled people, disability advocates, new products, resources, services, podcasts and blogs for disabled people and their families. The goal of my Network is to bring awareness and support to disabled people inside and outside the Network. As well as to help people who are not physically disabled understand the kind of issues that physically disabled have to deal with every day that make their lives more difficult than they need to be or should be.
Are you ready to supercharge your independence?
Anyone from our dynamic community who thinks they have already reached the peak of their ability should reconsider. Access is power. And with game-changing technologies, products, services and education, Abilities live events and online resources can help you push past the limits of what you think you can do.
On The Mov
Start Burning Calories While You Sit
The miniTREAD® is the re-imagined evolution of the treadmill used while seated. Designed and engineered for all ages and fitness levels for easy and comfortable walking while seated. Burn calories and get cardio, core and lower body exercise while you work or watch TV. Walking while seated feels natural and comfortable!
Making choices about health can be overwhelming.
Whether you, or someone you love, is gearing up for the fight of their life, looking for peace, or just trying to navigate the healthcare system, we are here to help. Our work is about the power of living the way you want for as long as you have, whether that’s 50 years or 5 months.
Improve Your Fitness, Posture, and Body Awareness with Body Rhythm
Body Rhythm Founder, Shevi, has assembled the top Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® method instructors in Los Angeles to offer clients world-class training that produce results tailored to each client’s needs. Shevi applies her skills and specialized knowledge to individualized training sessions with her clients, teaching them how to incorporate body awareness and the ability to move into their daily lives.
Julienne Dallara, Abilities Expo
When I meet someone with a new product, I get so excited!
I connect them with the disability community and the results are magical. After landing in a wheelchair we all have to decide, "What will life be like now?" I connect people to products that improve their quality of life. The Abilities Expo presents our community with solutions. I am your expert. I guide your product successfully into the disability world.
Born with proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), disability has taught Gustavo many life lessons, and allowed him to meet with incredible friends and mentors along the way.
The Enabled Disabled Podcast is created for people with disabilities, as well as their families, friends, clinicians and therapists. This platform helps dive into how our guests have experienced disability; what has it taught them about themselves, about life, about others; what tools or experiences have helped them to better navigate and adapt to the world; what do they wish other people knew about them; what are they working on now; how would they like to improve the world.
Peta Hooke is a disability advocate with a passion for educating people about what it is like to live with a disability. As a woman with Cerebral Palsy in her thirties, Peta is determined to illustrate a more accurate and complete picture of what it means to live with a disability. This motivation spurred Peta on to create and host her own podcast, The I Can't Stand Podcast.
Peta does and has faced many challenges in life but always tries to approach every challenge with a positive outlook. Peta's core belief in her work and in her life is to prove that just because you have a disability doesn't mean you can't be happy and have a deeply fulfilling life.
HOW HYPERBARICS OXYGEN THERAPY BENEFITS HEALTH CONDITIONS
Clinical research studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also called HBOT, can enhance the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate. With benefits for many diseases and health conditio
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEING DISABLED
This literal how-to guide helps those newly disabled adjust to all the challenges they never knew they would have to face. Club comedian Charles Michael Guidry guides the reader through navigating everything from applying for SSDI, basic exercises, even falls in public - all with a sense of humor developed through his own trials. Currently seeking publication. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Velochair was designed out of necessity and desire to accomplish everyday tasks while being independently mobile. It is the ideal solution for those who struggle with balance, walking or standing. The uniqueness of the Velochair is that it allows a light cardiovascular workout, increasing blood flow circulation while not taxing the user. It allows the user independent life mobility by actively engaging their own muscles to power the chair forward.
Kirsten Joan is a once invisible, now visible disabled individual, who writes with authentic perspective for ages 8 and up, otherwise known as middle grade fiction. Her mission is writing to normalize disability for children through inclusive storytelling and to inspire the affirmation, “Overcoming Obstacles Always... I got GRIT!" Kirsten began writing after reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl at age seven and never stopped. After watching all the movies by Hayao Miyazaki and reading every novel by Laini Taylor, she found her inspiration to get published.
Grace & Able
Colorful compression gloves for arthritis warriors. Joint support products are ugly and uncomfortable. You wear them because you have to, not because you want to. That's a challenge for people with chronic pain. Including me. I'm Sarah, and I have rheumatoid arthritis. I wear compression gloves and orthopedic braces every day because of joint damage in my wrists.
Think And Zoom
Zuby Onwuta, a legally blind US Army veteran and ex-IBM engineer, has been officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as the inventor of “Think and Zoom: Brain-Control for Blind Assistive Tech”.
The visually impaired, which includes people with low vision, and those who are legally or totally blind, are often restricted by their hand controlled assistive tech and thereby lose out on hours of productivity.
It’s exciting to see a legally blind person invent a way for people like him to have the “holy grail” of hands-free use of blind assistive technology in order to improve user experience and increase productivity.
We’re looking forward to seeing how Think and Zoom will transform the world for the visually impaired!