United Spinal Hosts Free January Webinars: Continuing Rehab After Spinal Cord Injury & Getting the Right Healthcare

Jan 09, 2014, 09:10 ET from United Spinal Association

@UnitedSpinal Hosts Free Jan Webinars: Continuing Rehab after Spinal Cord Injury & Getting the Right Healthcare http://htl.li/slEhj

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in January on the topics of continuing rehab after spinal cord injury followed by getting the right health insurance plan for people with disabilities.

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The first webinar Rehab is Over. Now What? ––Thursday, January 16th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, will focus on:

  • Programs that are available to people living with spinal cord injury after conventional therapy is over
  • Where to find these programs
  • What to expect and what to know before signing on the dotted line

Guest speaker will be Jennifer French, Executive Director; Neurotech Network and Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D.; Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery-Director of Education, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The second webinar Getting the Right Healthcare–– Thursday, January 30th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, is designed for anyone concerned with making sure people with disabilities are properly enrolled in the most appropriate health insurance plan.

The webinar will highlight resources available through the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC), which provides expertise and assistance to navigators and enrollment specialists on disability information related to enrolling in the right healthcare plan under the Affordable Care Act. It will also profile consumers who rely on NDNRC's expertise.

Guest speaker will be Karl Cooper, Esq., Program Associate, American Association on Health and Disability.

To view a full list of NSCIA's upcoming and archived webinars, please visit http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

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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Alexandra Bennewith, MPA
Marlene Harmon-Perkins

Ahvi Spindell 
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United Spinal Association
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