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How to Improve Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

2018-04-06T09:42:51+00:00 Categories: 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 [...]

Adaptive Automotive Equipment Options for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

2018-01-25T13:20:21+00:00 Categories: Latest|

This webinar will highlight a range of topics pertaining to adaptive automotive equipment for personal use and information for allied health care practitioners and other stakeholders in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions. In addition, it will educate consumers and caregivers about the unique process involved [...]

Pooled Special Needs Trust Planning – What Families Need to Know

2017-12-13T14:28:07+00:00 Categories: Latest|

A Pooled Special Needs Trust (PSNT) is a cost effective and convenient way to set aside and preserve funds for individuals with special needs. Establishing a PSNT protects eligibility for Medicaid and SSI and can be a way to manage funds for people who may not be able to manage [...]

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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