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Oct 22, 2020, 09:45 ET United Spinal Launches 'Ready to Roll' Initiative to Improve Disaster preparedness for Wheelchair Users

United Spinal Association has announced the launch of a comprehensive disaster preparedness initiative for individuals with spinal cord injuries and...


Sep 17, 2020, 15:44 ET United Spinal Plays Key Role In Passage Of Resolution Designating September 2020 As Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

United Spinal Association was instrumental in championing a resolution that passed the U.S. Senate designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord ...


Aug 19, 2020, 13:45 ET United Spinal Appoints Kimberly Hill, a Nationally Board-Certified Therapist From Louisiana as Chapter Liaison and Member of Its Board of Directors

United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Kimberly Hill, a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Cognitive Therapist, and Executive...


Aug 18, 2020, 09:35 ET United Spinal Files Complaint Against Social Security Administration For Alleged 'Wet Ink' Signature Requirements and Noncompliance With Laws Protecting Rights To Representation In Securing Disability Benefits

United Spinal Association recently filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the alleged unlawful "wet ink"...


Jul 14, 2020, 10:45 ET United Spinal Launches 'ADA Corporate Challenge' Campaign To Recognize Companies Advancing Disability Access and Inclusion

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), United Spinal Association recently launch its ADA Corporate Challenge...


Jul 09, 2020, 11:24 ET United Spinal Announces Two New Appointments To Its Board Of Directors

United Spinal Association announced today that it has appointed David M. Capozzi, former Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board and Jenny M....


Jun 25, 2020, 14:30 ET United Spinal to Host Free Webinar on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Its Future in the Age of COVID-19

United Spinal Association will host a free webinar to highlight the 30 years of progress since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act...


Jun 16, 2020, 09:00 ET United Spinal and University of Pittsburgh Launch 'My Wheelchair Guide' Mobile App to Assist People with Disabilities in Choosing the Right Wheelchair

United Spinal Association and the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh have co-developed a new app...


Apr 29, 2020, 09:30 ET United Spinal Launches National Initiative To Expand Access To Inclusive Technology For People With Spinal Cord Injuries And Disorders

United Spinal Association is launching its Tech Access Initiative to assist technology companies in designing inclusive products and services that...


Apr 21, 2020, 09:45 ET United Spinal Awarded COVID-19 Relief Grant From Craig H. Neilsen Foundation To Assist People With Spinal Cord Injuries And Disorders

United Spinal Association announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to provide relief to people living...


Oct 17, 2019, 09:58 ET United Spinal Announces Six New Appointments To Its Board Of Directors

United Spinal Association announced today that it has appointed Carina Ho, Accessibility Specialist, Airbnb; Minna Hong, Delta's Disability Advisory...


Sep 25, 2019, 08:00 ET United Spinal Helps Pass Resolution Designating September 2019 As Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

United Spinal Association played a key role in championing a resolution that passed the U.S. Senate designating September 2019 as National Spinal...


Sep 12, 2019, 12:45 ET United Spinal's 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting: Building Strong National Support For People With Spinal Cord Injuries And Disorders

United Spinal Association will gather over 50 affiliated chapter leaders in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3-5 for its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership...


Aug 14, 2019, 09:45 ET United Spinal President James Weisman Honored For 40 Years Of Advocacy For Wheelchair Users At New York Yankees Disability Awareness Night

United Spinal Association president and CEO James Weisman was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor's Office for People With...


Jul 23, 2019, 13:38 ET United Spinal Association & New York City Disability Advocates Secure Landmark Victory To Make Every Street Corner In Every Borough Wheelchair Accessible

United Spinal Association and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) today received U.S. District Court approval to move forward...


Jul 11, 2019, 09:15 ET 'Wine on Wheels' Portland Fundraiser to Benefit United Spinal Association and Wheelchair Users Nationwide: Great Wines for a Great Cause

United Spinal Association and Wheeling Forward are co-hosting Wine on Wheels in Portland, Oregon on August 1 at the Ecotrust Rooftop Terrace to raise ...


Jun 27, 2019, 11:07 ET United Spinal's 8th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Empowers New Generation of Wheelchair Users to Lead the Charge for Disability Rights

United Spinal Association and over 100 member advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 23-26 for the 8th Annual Roll on ...


Jun 12, 2019, 10:15 ET United Spinal Association Launches Disability Etiquette Public Service Campaign to Promote Inclusion of Wheelchair Users in Society

United Spinal Association today announced the launch of a new public service campaign highlighting the organization's Disability Etiquette Booklet,...


Jun 04, 2019, 09:15 ET United Spinal's 8th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill to Gather Record Number of New Member Advocates to Improve Disability Rights

United Spinal Association and over 100 wheelchair users from its national chapter network will gather in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, June 23rd for...


May 23, 2019, 09:00 ET United Spinal Association & Permobil Foundation Partner to Offer Life-Enhancing Wheelchair Technology Through 'Roll Forward' Grant

United Spinal Association and the Permobil Foundation have partnered to offer United Spinal members the opportunity to apply for a Roll Forward grant ...


Mar 19, 2019, 14:02 ET United Spinal Association & New York City Reach Landmark Agreement To Make Every Street Corner In Every Borough Accessible To People With Disabilities: U.S. District Court Judge Issues Preliminary Approval

United Spinal Association and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) have reached an historic settlement agreement with the City...


Feb 07, 2019, 09:00 ET United Spinal's New York City Chapter to Host Mardi Gras Fundraiser to Benefit People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases

United Spinal Association's New York City Chapter and over 400 wheelchair users and supporters will gather at Slate lounge on Tuesday, March 5 from...


Jan 16, 2019, 09:00 ET United Spinal Appoints Army Veteran Danielle Corazza As Vice President Of VetsFirst

United Spinal Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Corazza, an experienced military and veteran advocate, as the new vice...


Dec 05, 2018, 09:00 ET United Spinal Reflects on the Leadership of President George H.W. Bush in Signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

United Spinal Association mourns the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who played a significant role in...


Oct 15, 2018, 13:00 ET United Spinal's 6th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting Advances Community Support for People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

United Spinal Association gathered key affiliated chapter representatives in Orlando, Florida, October 11-13 for its 6th annual Chapter Leadership...