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Accessing Telehealth Services with Teladoc

2018-11-20T15:49:27-04:00Categories: Latest|

Learn how you can have convenient and cost-effective 24/7 access to board certified doctors by web, phone or mobile app to address non-emergency, routine medical issues. When you can’t reach your primary care physician, skip the urgent aid office or the emergency room and talk to a Teladoc physician. If [...]

Tax-Advantaged Savings for Individuals with Disabilities

2018-11-20T15:49:58-04:00Categories: Latest|

Save for today’s needs or invest for tomorrow in a simple, affordable and tax-advantaged account that won’t impact certain disability benefits. ABLEnow accounts are made possible by the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which authorized states to establish tax-advantaged ABLE savings programs. Join us to learn about ABLE [...]

Maximizing Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

2018-06-05T09:26:32-04:00Categories: Latest|

This webinar will focus on comprehensive rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and highlight required care guidelines provided by a spinal cord injury medical center. It will also cover critical questions such as how long a person with a new spinal cord injury should be in inpatient rehabilitation and what minimum [...]

How to Improve Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

2018-04-06T09:42:51-04:00Categories: Latest|

United Spinal continues to hear of terrible experiences wheelchair users have with air travel. This webinar will highlight some solutions to problems wheelchair users have encountered at the airport so they can be better equipped to avoid future travel woes. Attendees will learn about important new bills in both the [...]

Sexual Sustainability After SCI

2018-02-23T15:12:21-04:00Categories: Latest|

Dr. Marcalee Alexander is known internationally in the field of Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury. In this presentation she will provide a simple recipe for you to consider your own sexuality after SCI, what your potential is, how our unique backgrounds affect us and how our medical care may be [...]

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.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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