Improve Access to Wheelchair Repair Now

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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...]

Join Us For Two Webinars in April – Motion Therapy Technology & Transitioning to Mobility Devices

We will host two free webinars in April on the latest technology on motion therapy and transitioning from cane to walkers to wheelchairs for people living with disabilities. Can I Walk Again? The Latest Technology on Motion Therapy ––Thursday, April 10th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. … [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...]

Happy Holidays From NSCIA

As we approach the New Year, United Spinal Association and NSCIA would like to thank you for making 2013 a year to remember! With nearly 40,000 members, 44 regional chapters, 101 hospital members and 170 support groups nationwide, your contributions have helped make us the … [Read more...]

Giving My Uninformed Consent to Die

Paul J. Tobin

Yesterday, I read with horror the account of Tim Bowers, who at the age of 32 and surrounded by grieving family and friends, gave his uninformed consent to be removed from life support following a high-level spinal cord injury. Why was I horrified? Mr. Bowers and his family … [Read more...]

No Text is Worth a Life: Join the Movement to End Texting While Driving

According to the National Safety Council, more than 100,000 texting-related car crashes occur on our roadways in the U.S. each year – often causing life changing injuries and deaths. United Spinal Association recognizes that these crashes are 100 percent avoidable, which is why … [Read more...]