Under a vibrant, sunny Tuesday sky, you could almost imagine that the sun was indeed shining in Kansas — just like the never-ending political TV commercials suggest. Almost. At the podium dead center in the hub of all things affluent Johnson County, stands Gov. Sam Brownback, his poll numbers trailing Democrat challenger Paul Davis by […]
Fifty-five members representing 26 of United Spinal’s NSCIA member chapters gathered in Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 11-13 for the 2014 Chapter Leadership Meeting. In addition to substantive discussions about the present and future of United Spinal Association, the weekend offered plenty of time for attendees to connect and share their questions and tricks of the trade. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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United Spinal Association and The Buoniconti Fund continue to work together to bring the very best resources and peer support to people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). In 2013, the organizations teamed up to create the Spinal Network to address the need for improved coordination between peer support groups in cities and […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Science and Environment Medal to William A. Bauman, MD, and Ann M. Spungen, PhD, director and associate director at the VA’s Rehabilitation Research and Development National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury in the Bronx, NY. The […]