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Bringing Down Barriers In Arizona

2018-01-23T21:28:03+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

United Spinal Association’s Arizona chapter gathered for an inaugural 'Roll on Arizona's Capitol' on January 22, 2018 to advocate for progressive legislation that would bring down barriers and benefit wheelchair users and all people living with disabilities.

Air Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

2018-01-18T15:17:32+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest|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 [...]

Pooled Special Needs Trust Planning – What Families Need to Know

2017-12-13T14:28:07+00:00 December 13th, 2017|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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