United Spinal to Host Two Free April Webinars for People with Disabilities: Air Travel and Uninsured Health Expenses after Injury

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in April on the topics of disability air travel and effective strategies to address uninsured health expenses after spinal cord injury.

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The first webinar Disability Air Travel & the TSA: What You Need to Know ––Apr. 10th at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, will provide information on preparing for airport screening and the various programs and services of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to support air travelers with disabilities. Tips about security screenings from mobility devices, service animals, respiratory equipment and medicines will be provided.

The guest speaker will be Jeremy Buzzell, Senior Policy Advisor  - Office of Disability Policy & Outreach/Office of Special Counselor; U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This webinar is sponsored by Able to Travel, United Spinal's accessible travel program.

The second webinar Strategies for Addressing Uninsured Health Expenses After Spinal Cord Injury ––Apr. 25th at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, will provide the guidance, resources and support needed to raise funds to bridge the gap between what health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive after spinal cord injury.

The guest speaker will be Lynn Samson, Executive Director of "Help Hope Live," a nonprofit that empowers individuals and families to overcome financial barriers related to catastrophic injury (including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury) through grass-roots fundraising.

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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