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Apr 07, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Association & New York City Reach Settlement on Curb Ramp Installation & Upkeep

 United Spinal Association (f/k/a Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association) and New York City have agreed to expand a...


Mar 22, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Presents Free Webinar On How to Get the Right Wheelchair

 United Spinal Association will host a free webinar on March 31st at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, on how to obtain a wheelchair that fits the...


Mar 17, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Association Recruiting People with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease for a Study to Control and Prevent Urinary Symptoms

 United Spinal Association is working with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children's National Medical Center to learn more about...


Mar 10, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal's Affiliate Service Provider Program Assists Businesses to Reach Thousands of People with Disabilities

 United Spinal Association is offering businesses who serve the disability community an opportunity to generate leads, traffic, and sales...


Feb 25, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Appoints New Board Member: Gary Karp, Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Famer and Author/Speaker on Modern Disability

 United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Gary Karp, a wheelchair user and well known disability author, speaker, and...


Feb 17, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Presents Free Webinar: Working with Spinal Cord Injury - Pathway to Employment

 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...


Feb 12, 2016, 09:32 ET United Spinal Member Sues for Safe & Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty

 United Spinal Association member employee and wheelchair user, David Heard, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Statue Cruises, LLC, for its...


Feb 02, 2016, 08:00 ET United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Announces Eighth Conference on Somatic Psychology

 The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) is excited to announce its 8th Somatic Psychology Conference entitled,...


Jan 29, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst: Seventy Years of Expertise Supporting Wounded Veterans and Advocating for the Disabled Community

 United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program provides wounded and all classes of veterans with the tools they need to be successful in...


Dec 21, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal Requests Safe & Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty

 United Spinal Association today requested in a letter sent to the Superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument that the National...


Dec 12, 2015, 09:48 ET United Spinal Calls Uber's New D.C. Wheelchair Taxi Initiative "Inadequate and Unsustainable"

 United Spinal Association, today denounced Uber's new Washington, D.C. TAXI 'WHEELCHAIR' option that enables riders to request a wheelchair...


Nov 17, 2015, 13:04 ET How the U.S. Helped the World Set New Targets for Prosperity

The following is a statement by the United Nations Association of the United States of America: A little over a year ago, Americans answered a...


Nov 05, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal's Affiliate Service Provider Program: Greater Choice in Products and Services for Consumers with Disabilities

 United Spinal Association today announced its Affiliate Service Provider program to provide consumers, caregivers, and professionals the...


Oct 27, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal Hosts National Chapter Leadership Meeting: Chapters Tap into National Resources to Enhance the Lives of People with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease

 United Spinal Association hosted a National Chapter Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, October 22-24, bringing together its chapter leaders from...


Jul 30, 2015, 17:19 ET United Spinal & Taxis For All Campaign Protest Uber's Discriminatory Practices: Wheelchair Users "Roll-In" outside of Uber's 28th Street headquarters

United Spinal Association, Taxis For All Campaign and other wheelchair user advocates held a "roll-in" outside Uber's West Side headquarters in...


Jul 09, 2015, 08:50 ET United Spinal Appoints James Weisman President and CEO

United Spinal Association today announced James Weisman, current vice president and general counsel, as its new president and CEO. Weisman is a...


Jun 25, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Pushes Education Reform for Veterans

 United Spinal Association's  VetsFirst program today announced its support for the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act, a bill...


Jun 11, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal's 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Gathers Wheelchair Users to Advocate for Greater Access to Healthcare, Transportation and Mobility Equipment

 United Spinal Association and advocates from its national network of chapters, gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 7-10 for Roll on Capitol...


May 19, 2015, 08:50 ET United Spinal's 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Empowering Wheelchair Users to Advocate for Greater Access to Healthcare, Transportation and Mobility Equipment

 United Spinal Association and disability advocates from its national chapter network will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 7-10 for the 4th...


May 07, 2015, 08:50 ET United Spinal Association and Myomo Inc. Raise Awareness of Myoelectric Orthotics in Regaining Movement After Paralysis

 United Spinal Association, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Myomo Inc. to raise awareness of the benefits of the...


Apr 23, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal and SCI-FIT Announce Treatment Scholarships for People with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease

United Spinal Association and the Everyday Abilities Foundation are offering scholarships to 10 qualified individuals living with spinal cord...


Apr 16, 2015, 09:05 ET United Spinal Urges Congress to Hold Oversight Hearings on Biosimilar Medicines to Ensure FDA Prioritizes Safety

 United Spinal Association, a national organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries...


Apr 08, 2015, 09:10 ET United Spinal Appoints New VetsFirst Director: Ross Meglathery - Congressional Marine Fellow, Purple Heart & Combat Action Ribbon Recipient

 United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Ross Meglathery as the new director of VetsFirst, its program that helps...


Mar 26, 2015, 09:15 ET United Spinal Association's Advocacy Alliance Strengthens Voice of Wheelchair Users to Create Policy Change

 United Spinal Association, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries...


Feb 13, 2015, 09:15 ET United Spinal Association Calls for Implementation of Accessible Taxi Laws in DC: Delays Continue Even for the Limited Number of Accessible Vehicles Required

 United Spinal Association today urged enforcement of the long overdue Washington DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) regulations implementing an...