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How to Improve Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

2018-04-06T09:42:51-04:00Categories: Latest|

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 [...]

Air Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

2018-10-18T10:40:05-04:00Categories: Disability Products & Services|Tags: |

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 [...]

Air Travel Wins But We Need to Keep the Pressure On

2019-03-28T10:58:44-04:00Categories: Advocacy Action, Latest, National Advocacy, United Spinal Updates|

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.

Take Action – Roll on Capitol Hill 2019 – Issues

2019-06-17T14:24:42-04:00Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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