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.
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.
United Spinal Association and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) have reached an historic settlement agreement with the City of New York that will vastly improve sidewalk accessibility for wheelchair users and other members of the disability community.
There are currently, 15 disease-modifying agents approved by the FDA to treat MS. The goal of disease-modifying treatment is to reduce the early clinical and sub-clinical disease activity that is thought to contribute to long-term disability.
A 2,350-mile walk to raise awareness about the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events on persons with physical and cognitive disabilities will kick off on June 21, 2019, the day of the summer solstice.
In keeping with our commitment to veterans with disabilities, and their families and caregivers, the leadership from United Spinal Association and its VetsFirst program participated in a meet-n-greet tour at the James J. Peters VAMC.
The tragic death of Malaysia Goodson, who fell down a flight of subway steps holding her 1-year old child, brought out politicians and media, as well as disabled activists, clamoring for more subway elevators.
Bill Fertig, United Spinal’s Resource Center Director Elected to Executive Council of North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium
Bill Fertig was recently elected to the Executive Council of the NASCIC which brings about unified achievements in research, care, cure and policy by supporting collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.
The Executive Council of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium has been asked to provide input from our spinal cord injured community to help chart the future of funding for spinal cord injury (SCI) research in the next decade.