New Resource for Job Hunters with Disabilities


If you're between the ages of 18 and 65, receive SSI or SSDI, and looking for full-time gainful employment, the Universal Abilities Employment Network is a valuable resource to plot your career path. Universal Abilities Employment Network is a new employment and support … [Read more...]

United Spinal Appoints Joseph Gaskins as President and CEO


United Spinal Association announced Joseph Gaskins, an experienced DC lobbyist, accomplished executive in the wireless industry and wheelchair user from Seattle, WA, as its permanent president and CEO. Gaskins took over last December as United Spinal’s interim CEO after the … [Read more...]

Wheelchair Users Unite to Improve Disability Policies


United Spinal Association and advocates from NSCIA, will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for the 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders … [Read more...]

United Spinal Hails New York City Vote to Expand Accessible Taxi Fleet to 50 Percent by 2020


New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has voted unanimously to expand its accessible taxi fleet to 50 percent by 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed to add a 30-cent surcharge to all cab rides to help with the transition to a larger accessible fleet. United … [Read more...]

Improve Access to Wheelchair Repair Now


Wheelchair repair is essential to your mobility, your independence, your ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, your access to wheelchair repair services is being restricted by Medicare’s policies. It is critical that you have access to a Medicare … [Read more...]

Social Security Creates Center for Section 504 Compliance

The Social Security Administration recently announced the creation of the new Center for Section 504 Compliance. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, and requires the federal government to provide … [Read more...]

Life in Action to Integrate with New Mobility Magazine

In April, Life in Action will be integrated into New Mobility magazine with its own section. It will continue to share information critical to those with SCI/D, including news from our advocacy divisions, chapter profiles and member updates, as well as tips from our resource … [Read more...]

Kesha Pilot Launches ‘Save the Wheelchair’ Campaign to Raise Awareness on the Need for Customized Mobility Equipment

Kesha with son Parker and husband Clay.

United Spinal Association member Kesha Pilot, a 27 year-old wheelchair user and disability advocate from Hot Springs, Arkansas, has launched the Save the Wheelchair campaign to raise money to support United Spinal’s 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Roll on Capitol Hill in … [Read more...]

Speak Out: Take Survey on Access to Healthcare Coverage & Resources

Health insurance reform is finally here! What are your thoughts about it? Let us know, take this short survey being conducted by United Spinal's UsersFirst program. We’ll be talking about the Affordable Care Act and your healthcare during a webinar on January 30 and would … [Read more...]

Registration Now Open for Our 2014 Webinar Series

Good news! You can now register for all of our 2014 webinars--showcasing valuable info on a variety of contemporary disability-related topics. This year's webinar line-up hones in on timely topics you care about, including research, healthcare, employment, home modifications, … [Read more...]