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  • Handicapped Wasn’t Always Disabling?
    Posted by Ziggi Landsman on August 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Handicapped and its twin "handicap" have been in the American lexicon for some time now but not always with the disability inferences of today. The post Handicapped Wasn’t Always Disabling? appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • Erin Gildner: Passion and Purpose
    Posted by Ian Ruder on July 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Erin Gildner’s life was falling apart when, under the influence of alcohol, she wrecked her vehicle and found herself paralyzed. Her injury led her to public speaking, and that helped her find her passion for public health and the purpose she had been lacking. The post Erin Gildner: Passion and Purpose appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • ABLE Accounts Are Worth A Look
    Posted by Alexandra Bennewith on July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

    ABLE accounts assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving private funds to help maintain health, independence, and quality of life. The post ABLE Accounts Are Worth A Look appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
    Posted by Tom Scott on July 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the most comprehensive law ever passed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. While many Americans have heard about the ADA, few know what this important law requires. The following are answers to some commonly asked questions about the ADA. The post What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • How the Americans with Disabilities Act Protects the Rights of Wheelchair Users
    Posted by Tom Scott on July 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    United Spinal Association is proud to be a part of the legacy of the ADA, the landmark civil rights law that protects wheelchair users and other people with disabilities from discrimination. The post How the Americans with Disabilities Act Protects the Rights of Wheelchair Users appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • Wheelchair User & Member Gets Nod From Court To Pursue Legal Action
    Posted by Tom Scott on July 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Power wheelchair user and United Spinal member can continue to pursue legal action against Statue Cruises, LLC according to New York District Court The post Wheelchair User & Member Gets Nod From Court To Pursue Legal Action appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • Lisa Wells Brought On As New United Spinal Board Member
    Posted by Tom Scott on July 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Lisa Wells has over 20 years of experience in public relations, communications and product management at medical supply and health technology companies. The post Lisa Wells Brought On As New United Spinal Board Member appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • Our Voice Was Heard on Complex Rehab Technology
    Posted by Tom Scott on June 28, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    United Spinal and its members received a huge legislative win that protects access to complex power wheelchair components such as seat cushions, specialty hand controls, tilt-recline features that many people with SCI/D rely on to live independently. The post Our Voice Was Heard on Complex Rehab Technology appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • Rob Wudlick: Finding His Voice
    Posted by Ian Ruder on June 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    United Spinal member Rob Wudlick had no idea he had a knack and a passion for advocacy when he broke his neck in a diving accident six years ago. Yet in the spring of this year, he helped secure $6 million for SCI research in Minnesota. How quickly things change. The post Rob Wudlick: Finding His Voice appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]

  • VA Accountability & Whislteblower Protection Signed Into Law
    Posted by Ahvi Spindell on June 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program praises the passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act. The post VA Accountability & Whislteblower Protection Signed Into Law appeared first on United Spinal Association. […]