NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will host the first in a series of four free webinars on February 24th at 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, on returning to work or entering the workforce for the first time after spinal cord injury.
This webinar series looks at various laws, benefits and programs that promote employment, as well as how to overcome barriers that people living with spinal cord injuries may face on their pathway to employment.
This first installment in the series will explore the role of work in peoples' lives. What does work mean to you? What are the benefits of working when you have a spinal cord injury? How do benefits affect the decision to return to work? Do the benefits outweigh the burdens?
The webinar will also include a segment that highlights the life of someone with a spinal cord injury, who works in spite of the limits imposed by his benefits. Attendees will learn how his work is an outlet for his passion for disability advocacy.
The webinar will be presented by Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L––a consultant to United Spinal Association's Pathways to Employment Program, an attorney and Professor of Occupational Therapy at Florida A&M University. Kornblau has written books, book chapters, and journal articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and return to work issues.
Dennis Heaphy, M. Div, Med and MPH, who will co-present, is a Healthcare Advocate for the Disability Policy Consortium of Massachusetts. Dennis is co-chair of Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR), a coalition of disability and other healthcare advocates working on the Dual Eligibles Initiative and broader healthcare reform. He serves as chair of the Massachusetts One Care Implementation Council.
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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