United Spinal Joins Largest-Ever Web Expo for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses

Sep 12, 2012, 09:10 ET from United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will join the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

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NSCIA will share resources to empower people with disabilities and chronic illnesses so that they can achieve greater independence and a more active lifestyle.

This free online event is anticipated to be the largest-ever virtual web experience geared to meeting the needs and interests of people with disabilities and chronic illness. Caregivers, healthcare providers and the general public also are invited to attend.

"At the United Spinal booth, attendees will find community resources available through NSCIA and national network of chapters; accessible travel options; advocacy tools; and tips on choosing the right wheelchair and mobility equipment," said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal.

"We are thrilled that United Spinal will join us in providing an educational, entertaining and easily accessible forum for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers," said Tai Venuti, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances.

"People regularly reach out to United Spinal for their expert guidance and support on overcoming the challenges of living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo provides a dynamic and interactive environment to connect individuals with the valuable programs and resources United Spinal offers," she added.

The Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo will serve as a one-stop, live exhibition of representatives on numerous topics, videos, resources and more. Participants will be able to:

  • Interact with experts through live chats, workshops, Q&A sessions and one-on-one discussions.
  • Gather information on accessing benefits, community resources and other services from health and financial organizations.
  • Share thoughts, ideas and concerns via surveys, chats and message boards.
  • Network with fellow United Spinal members.
  • Register for prizes.

United Spinal is joined by more than a dozen leading nonprofit organizations and experts in health and wellness, advocacy, disease treatment and support, Social Security Disability Insurance, veterans' disability, financial planning, disability employment, Medicare and health insurance.

To register for the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo, please visit https://allsup.6connex.com/portal/truehelpexpo/login. For additional information, contact Tai Venuti, MPH, at t.venuti@allsupinc.com or (618) 236-8573.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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Marlene Harmons-Perkins

SOURCE United Spinal Association