In the Business of Spreading Happiness: John’s Crazy Socks

John and Mark Cronin
Donuts, sushi, cute kittens or funny quotes: If you need a creative and fun pair of socks, John’s Crazy Socks will likely have what you are looking for. John Cronin is the co-founder and face of the most diversely stocked sock company in the world. Together with his dad Mark, John is on a ... Read more

‘El Candidato’: A documentary about Bryan Russell, the first man with Down syndrome to run for public office.

Bryan Russell, a man with short brown hair stands arm in arm with a woman with short brown hair. The woman holds his head between her hands and smiles.
When a filmmaker, such as Ryan Marley, and a disability rights activist, like Bryan Russell, team up, good things are about to happen. In this case, the documentary film ‘El Candidato’ that portrays Bryan Russell, the first man with Down syndrome running for public office. ABILITY Magazine interviewed both of them about their future ... Read more

“Campeones” (“Champions”), Wins Best Picture at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards, Featuring Actors with Developmental Disabilities

The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with developmental disabilities
Spain’s biggest national box office hit of the year, “Campeones” ( Champions), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with developmental disabilities, won Best Picture at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards.  Cast: Javier Gutierrez, Jose de Luna, Gloria Ramos, Roberto Chinchilla, Athenea Mata, Luisa Gavasa, Mariano Llorente, Daniel Freire, Juan Margallo Production companies: ... Read more

Meet The Improvaneers: The World’s First Comedy Troupe Made Up of Performers with DS!

The Improvaneers Performers with Down syndrome
The Improvaneers Are a Groundbreaking Ohio Comedy Troupe For decades, improv groups have provided us with some of the most famous comics in the world. Second City gave us Dan Aykroyd and Stephen Colbert. The Groundlings made Will Farrell and Melissa McCarthy household names. It makes you wonder… what future stars might be born in the ... Read more

“Born This Way” — The Cast

Title: Born this Way. Image: The Talented Cast of A and E's Hit show with a backdrop of a brick wall.
On a beautiful summer afternoon in Los Angeles at John Paizis’ Performing Arts Studio West, the cast of TV’s Born This Way met up with David S. Zimmerman, an ABILITY contributor and founder of Meet The Biz, and actress Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story. Later in the conversation, the cast’s families joined them as they talked about life, love, and the ... Read more