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ABLE Act Signed by President: Exclusionary Bill will Benefit a Select Few

By Finn Bullers Hailed as the largest step forward in disability civil rights since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act a quarter century ago, a bill signed Dec. 19 promises people with disabilities a path to increased financial stability and independence. But not for everyone — only those whose disability occurred before the […]

| January 6, 2015
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United Spinal Recruiting Focus Group Participants with Spina Bifida or Spinal Cord Injury Who Experience Urinary Symptoms

United Spinal Association is working with Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center to learn more about how people who use intermittent catheterization to manage their bladders experience urinary symptoms. Persons who perform intermittent catheterization and who have spinal cord injury or spina bifida, or who are parents or caregivers of such individuals, […]

| December 11, 2014
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Public Policy

U.S. Senate: Ratify the CRPD before August Recess

Way back in May of 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty) became effective. It is intended to protect the rights and the dignity of persons with disabilities all around the world. As of this writing, some 147 nations have ratified the Disabilities Treaty. Sadly, the United States of America […]

| July 24, 2014
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United Spinal Meets with Congresswoman Rodgers on Key Policy Issues

United Spinal had a great meeting with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, recipient of our 2014 Junius A. Kellogg Outstanding Congressional Leadership Award at this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) for her extensive leadership and vocal support of disability issues. United Spinal talked about legislative strategy on making the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act […]

| July 16, 2014
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Advocacy

Increase Accessible Transportation In Washington, DC

United Spinal is advocating for increased wheelchair accessible taxis and TNC service in Washington, DC. Taxis and transportation network companies, such as Uber, can provide vital transportation at short notice. A strong DC Council bill, could provide incentives to accessible taxi and TNC drivers, allow for reporting requirements to ensure quality service, and support the […]

| November 18, 2014
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Increase Access to Taxis for All

United Spinal supports local and federal policies that create affordable, accessible, and safe transportation options for all. Access to transportation is vital for employment, contributing to one’s civic and religious community, supporting one’s family and maintaining an active social life.

| April 14, 2014
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Other Recent Posts

Professional Focus in Minnesota

| December 11, 2014

Connecting with the local community of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders is obviously the first priority of any chapter, but many chapters have found that one of the best ways to help that community is by reaching out to the professionals and individuals who work and live in and around the SCI/D community. […]

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United Spinal Launches Resource Center at Spinalcord.org

| December 8, 2014

United Spinal Association, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and diseases (SCI/D) nationwide, today announced the re-deployment of its expanded resource center at www.spinalcord.org. The Spinal Cord Resource Center was designed by United Spinal as a hub to connect people living with SCI/D, as well […]

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