United Spinal continues to hear of terrible experiences wheelchair users have with air travel. This webinar will highlight some solutions to problems wheelchair users have encountered at the airport so they can be better equipped to avoid future travel woes. Attendees will learn about important new bills in both the [...]
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A roundtable discussion with United Spinal wheelchair-using staff members on an issue that impacts many people with disabilities--poor air travel experiences! United Spinal staff members: Ian Ruder, Editor, New Mobility Magazine; Nick Libassi, VP For Partnership Expansion; Bill Fertig, Director, Resource Center; Daniela Castagnino, Information Specialist; Jose Hernandez, Program Specialist [...]
Congratulations to all of you for helping to change air travel for the better for people with disabilities. As of the Fall of 2018, new consumer protections were signed into law by the President. However, as our President and CEO James Weisman states, as long as discrimination of people with disabilities exists anywhere, United Spinal will continue to fight for equal access and equal rights for all.
Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes – Reforming Rehabilitation and Improving Lives #preserverehab Across the spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D) community, the United Spinal Association and our partners support maximizing individuals’ health and functional rehabilitation outcomes in order to increase their independence. Increased independence furthers education and [...]
President James Weisman convened a meeting with our Policy/Advocacy staff and members of our Advocacy Network to discuss transportation access issues.
Able Flight’s mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training,
The 2018 Roll on Capitol Hill was attended by more wheelchair using advocates and more disability advocates than ever before. The result was that our grass roots activists from across the country accomplished more Hill visits and raised awareness of critical issues to a greater extent than ever before. [...]
Ian Mackay, Washington State advocate, activist, avid outdoor enthusiast and peer group leader, will be attending United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill to speak with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.