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United Spinal and Taxis For All Campaign Protest Uber’s Discriminatory Practices

2017-06-19T21:35:50+00:00 Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Uber's zeal to replace accessible yellow cabs and their refusal to operate accessible vehicles is jeopardizing options for wheelchair and scooter users.

United Spinal’s VetsFirst Calls for Improvements to VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

2017-06-18T22:28:34+00:00 Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Recently, VetsFirst Director Ross Meglathery testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity regarding the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E). Meglathery’s opening remarks stressed the need to provide disabled veterans with the training to reintegrate into society and the workforce. This training serves a [...]

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

2017-06-23T21:11:45+00:00 Categories: Blog, Latest|

Download Free PDF Version Purchase Print Version A publication of United Spinal Association 75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY, 11370-1177 718•803•3782 Questions and Answers Introduction Definition of a Person with a Disability Title I: Key Employment Provisions Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship The Cost of Implementing the ADA Pre-employment Medical Screenings [...]

A Big Year for New York Member Jason DaSilva

2017-06-23T21:15:52+00:00 Categories: Blog, Latest|

In the wake of his first feature film, New York member Jason DaSilva, 35, has been lauded with superlatives and praise by some of the country’s most heralded voices. Among many favorable reviews for his documentary When I Walk, The New York Times applauded his “uncompromising intelligence” and the Hollywood [...]

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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