Amy Burnett will try anything at least once. Because of this openminded attitude, she is now a member of the U.S.Para-Badminton team, spokesmodel for Permobil and a runway model.
Roll on Capitol Hill Empowers New Generation of Wheelchair Users to Lead the Charge for Disability Rights
United Spinal Association and over 100 member advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to ensure wheelchair users and all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) have a seat at the table in shaping disability policies.
A chance encounter introduced Cruz Gutierrez to adaptive sports, and adaptive sports proved to be the key to his discovering how to embrace life after injury. Now he is dedicated to ensuring others get the same chance he did.
Dr. Amit Sood developed the SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) program to help decrease stress and increase quality of life.
Lee Oesterle sat down with United Spinal to discuss his journey toward recovery after a spinal cord injury changed his life forever at the age of 61.
When it comes to opportunities for work after SCI/D, there is some positive news on the horizon. With the job market expanding and US unemployment rates at a low, it is a good climate for individuals with disabilities to return to work.
The statistics are still startling: 20 veterans a day die by suicide. And that number, while slightly lower this year, is still 20 too many. But, the more important shift is that the conversation is changing.
With National Mobility Awareness Month kicking off May 1, two of the leaders in providing independence for individuals with disabilities are launching the Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour.
April is Fair Housing Month, a time to reflect on United Spinal’s commitment to ensuring every American, including people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders, have access to housing that is free from discrimination.