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May 16, 2013, 09:05 ET United Spinal to Honor U.S. Senator John McCain for His Commitment to Strengthen Disability Rights

United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program will present U.S. Senator John McCain with the VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award for his...


May 10, 2013, 10:14 ET United Spinal Secures Victory in Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Technology in Washington State

-- United Spinal Association and other advocates have combined efforts to ensure that people living with disabilities in Washington State have access ...


May 09, 2013, 09:15 ET United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill Selects Hector Del Valle of Central Florida to Represent Disability Community

United Spinal Association recently announced Hector Del Valle, a wheelchair user from Central Florida, will join other prominent disability advocates ...


May 09, 2013, 09:05 ET United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill Selects Kim Harrison of Douglasville, Georgia to Represent Disability Community

United Spinal Association recently announced Kim Harrison, a resident of Douglasville, Georgia who lives with a rare neurological disorder called...


Apr 25, 2013, 09:10 ET United Spinal Establishes Advisory Committee of Spinal Cord Injury Experts to Provide Cutting-Edge, Credible Resources for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association has appointed a new Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC) to offer guidance and expertise in assisting people...


Apr 15, 2013, 09:15 ET United Spinal Welcomes New Board Member: Joseph Gaskins to Energize Advocacy Efforts

United Spinal Association recently announced Joseph Gaskins, an experienced DC lobbyist, accomplished executive in the wireless industry and...


Apr 05, 2013, 09:15 ET United Spinal to Host Two Free April Webinars for People with Disabilities: Air Travel and Uninsured Health Expenses after Injury

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in April on the topics...


Mar 22, 2013, 01:31 ET United Spinal President Paul J. Tobin Honored with Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Leadership Award

United Spinal president and CEO, Paul J. Tobin, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP)...


Mar 07, 2013, 09:10 ET United Spinal to Host Free Webinars on Tax Provisions & Mobility Equipment for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in March on the topics of...


Feb 20, 2013, 09:15 ET United Spinal's UsersFirst Allows Wheelchair Users First Time Public Access To Explore Latest Mobility Products: 29th International Seating Symposium

United Spinal Association's grass roots advocacy program, UsersFirst, in collaboration with the International Seating Symposium (ISS), presents The...


Feb 06, 2013, 10:23 ET United Spinal to Host Free Webinars on Sexuality and Health & Fitness for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in February on the topics...


Jan 22, 2013, 09:10 ET United Spinal's Free Webinar on Health Care Reform For People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host a free webinar on January 30th that...


Dec 14, 2012, 11:18 ET United Spinal statement hails Comptroller Liu's rejection of Taxi of tomorrow contract

United Spinal Association, a membership organization of 37,000 people who want taxis to be wheelchair accessible, applauds New York City Comptroller...


Dec 14, 2012, 10:26 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Supports Final Passage Of Key Mental Health Provisions

United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, today announced its support for passage and implementation of key components of the Mental Health...


Dec 04, 2012, 06:45 ET United Spinal Statement: Senate Vote on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty

United Spinal Association is extremely disappointed that the Senate failed today by a vote of 61-38 to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons ...


Nov 30, 2012, 09:10 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Offers Online Guide To Help Disabled Veterans Achieve Career And Academic Goals

United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, has released the Disabled Veterans Employment Guide –– a new online resource that provides veterans...


Nov 20, 2012, 09:05 ET United Spinal Hosts Free Webinar for Disabled Veterans Seeking Employment

United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, will offer a free webinar on Wednesday, November 28th; from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST to provide...


Oct 03, 2012, 09:05 ET United Spinal Presents Free Webinars For National Disability Employment Awareness Month

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in October in...


Sep 21, 2012, 09:10 ET United Spinal Joins Disability Gas Coalition to Improve Gas Station Accessibility for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association has joined with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to create the Disability Gas Coalition, a national and state level...


Sep 12, 2012, 09:10 ET United Spinal Joins Largest-Ever Web Expo for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will join the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo ...


Aug 29, 2012, 09:18 ET United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their Caregivers

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for...


Aug 16, 2012, 09:18 ET United Spinal & the American Association on Health & Disability to Host Free Webinar for Women with Disabilities: Understanding the Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), and the American Association on Health & Disability ...


Aug 14, 2012, 09:40 ET United Spinal's 2012 Independence Expo-Orlando for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association presents the 2012 Independence Expo–Orlando, the region's premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo for people with disabilities of...


Aug 07, 2012, 12:39 ET United Spinal Helps Gain Passage of Legislation Critical to Quality of Life and Independence of Disabled Veterans

United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program played a key role in supporting the passage of legislation that improves access to service dogs,...


Aug 07, 2012, 09:40 ET United Spinal Appointed to U.S. Access Board: Developing Accessible Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

United Spinal Association's senior vice president of Accessibility Services, Kleo King, was recently appointed to the U.S. Access Board Advisory...