My First ‘Roll on Capitol Hill’ Experience

July 24th, 2013|

My family and I were honored to be invited to attend United Spinal’s 2013 Roll on Capitol Hill and speak to legislators on the issues affecting people living with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.

On Sunday, June 14th we arrived in Washington, D.C. and registered  into our hotel room. Our […]

Roll on Capitol Hill: Disability Activists Demand Federal Health Care Policy Inclusion

July 10th, 2012|

NSCIA and United Spinal Association mobilized over 60 disability activists from its national network of member chapters and support groups for Roll on Capitol Hill––an advocacy event in Washington, D.C. on June 25-26 that directly expressed to legislators the need for greater access to health care, wheelchairs, and policymakers — […]

Greater New York City Chapter Raises $35,000

April 3rd, 2012|

The Greater New York City Chapter of NSCIA raised $35,000 for a variety of SCI-related causes at its 8th annual “Mardi Gras” February 21 at New York City’s SLATE nightclub.

With DJs, dancing and comedy, the evening of entertainment was a huge hit.

“This was our most successful event in the […]

Northeast Ohio Chapter Educates Med Students

April 3rd, 2012|

Northeast Ohio Chapter members Jeff Schiemann and Herb Werner were two of the four volunteer participants in a February 7 panel hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to educate second-year medical students about interacting with people with disabilities.

Panel members shared their injury story, subsequent recovery process […]

Chapter Workshop Reaps Rewards for All

December 12th, 2011|

Representatives of 16 NSCIA chapters met with United Spinal president Paul J. Tobin and a number of United Spinal and NSCIA staff members Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla., for a Chapter Development Workshop.

Over two days of intensive meetings, chapter representatives shared their experiences, needs […]