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Jul 31, 2012, 11:40 ET United Spinal's VetsFirst Hails Sen. Tom Harkin's Report On Ensuring Student Success: Safeguarding Disabled Veterans' Educational Assistance

United Spinal's VetsFirst program announced support of Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) efforts to protect the educational benefits of the nation's...


Jul 17, 2012, 09:30 ET United Spinal's 8th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular: Recreation Clinic for Youths with Disabilities

United Spinal presents the 8th annual Kids Sports Spectacular (KSS) for children and young adults with disabilities (ages of 4 – 21) at the Wells...


Jul 11, 2012, 09:15 ET United Spinal Calls for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty: Defending ADA Values Globally

United Spinal Association today called for Senate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty that...


Jul 10, 2012, 09:20 ET United Spinal Roll on Capitol Hill: Consumer Activists Demand Federal Health Care Policy Inclusion

United Spinal Association mobilized over 60 consumer activists from its national network of member chapters and support groups for Roll on Capitol...


Jun 28, 2012, 09:15 ET United Spinal to Host Free Webinars in July for Wheelchair Users: Access to Public Transportation and Mobility Equipment

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


Jun 28, 2012, 03:01 ET United Spinal Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

United Spinal Association, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D, applauds today's Supreme Court ruling...


Jun 14, 2012, 09:15 ET United Spinal to Host Free Webinars in June for Women with Disabilities: Breast Health, Body Image & Self Esteem

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


Jun 12, 2012, 10:09 ET United Spinal To "Roll on Capitol Hill:" Voices Aim to Impact Federal Health Care Policy

United Spinal Association and leaders from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will gather in Washington, D.C....


May 10, 2012, 10:00 ET United Spinal to Host From Within Conference for Women Living with Physical Disabilities: Free Conference to Empower Women Toward a Better Quality of Life

United Spinal Association's membership division NSCIA and Independence Care System (ICS) are hosting the third annual From Within conference to...


Apr 12, 2012, 10:21 ET United Spinal & Allsup to Host Webinar on Social Security Benefits & Medicare Eligibility for People with Disabilities

United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) and Allsup will host, What You Need to Know About...


Mar 15, 2012, 10:15 ET United Spinal Creates UsersFirst Mobility Map: First On-line Tool for Wheelchair Consumers

United Spinal Association's consumer wheelchair support program, UsersFirst, has created Mobility Map, an on-line, easy to read tool to guide,...


Mar 12, 2012, 12:07 ET United Spinal Starts Auction of Grand Concert Harp Built by Master Harp Artisan With Spinal Cord Injury: A World Class Harp Built From a Wheelchair

United Spinal Association's membership division National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), announced today the start of the on-line auction of...


Feb 16, 2012, 09:50 ET United Spinal to Auction Grand Concert Harp Built by Master Harp Artisan With Spinal Cord Injury: A World Class Harp Built From a Wheelchair

United Spinal Association's membership division National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), announced today the on-line auction of the "Healing...


Dec 20, 2011, 08:50 ET More Disability Advocates Urge Governor to Reject Discriminatory Taxi Bill

Today more advocates for the disabled took aim at discriminatory legislation that would allow as many as 30,000 non-accessible taxis in a new...


Nov 17, 2011, 09:15 ET United Spinal Secures Leading Public Policy and Durable Medical Equipment Specialist: Alex Bennewith is New Director of Government Relations

United Spinal Association announced today the appointment of Ms. Alex Bennewith as its new Director of Government Relations. Ms. Bennewith will be...


Nov 08, 2011, 09:00 ET VetsFirst Honors the Sacrifice of Our Nation's Warriors: Helps Thousands of Vets Reintegrate into Their Communities

VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association, thanks all generations of America's veterans for serving us proudly by helping them transition...


Nov 02, 2011, 12:21 ET Taxis For All to Hold ''Roll-In'' for Civil Rights at Display of Non-Accessible ''Taxi of Tomorrow''

The Taxis For All Campaign (TFAC), supported by United Spinal Association, is holding a "roll-in" on Thursday at noon to protest New York City's...


Sep 08, 2011, 12:31 ET United Spinal Association Secures Judgment Ordering Port Authority to Make PATH Train Station Accessible to Wheelchair Users

It was announced today that United Spinal Association, along with two other plaintiffs, have prevailed in a suit against the Port Authority of New...


Sep 07, 2011, 08:50 ET United Spinal's 2011 Independence Expo-Orlando for People with Disabilities: Celebrating Active Living

United Spinal Association presents the 2011 Independence Expo–Orlando, the region's premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo for people with disabilities of...


Aug 25, 2011, 08:50 ET United Spinal Launches New Beginning Program: Life-Enhancing Resources for People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

United Spinal Association's membership services division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), has launched its New Beginning initiative...


Aug 04, 2011, 09:15 ET United Spinal's 7th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular: Recreation Clinic for Youth with Disabilities

United Spinal presents the 7th annual Kids Sports Spectacular for children and young adults with disabilities (ages of 4 – 21) at the Wells Fargo...


Jul 21, 2011, 10:00 ET United Spinal Celebrates the Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act: Helping People With Disabilities Access the American Dream

United Spinal Association recognizes the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law that protects...


Jul 21, 2011, 08:50 ET United Spinal Association Settles Suit with MTA Regarding Accessibility at a Subway Station

It was announced today that the MTA has agreed to the installation of an elevator at the Dyckman Street subway station. The agreement was the product ...


Jun 14, 2011, 08:45 ET United Spinal Presents The 2011 Independence Expo-Long Island for People with Disabilities: Celebrating Active Living

United Spinal Association presents the 3rd Annual Independence Expo – Long Island, the region's premiere lifestyle-enhancing Expo for people with...


May 26, 2011, 08:45 ET VetsFirst and Social Security Works Report on Veterans' Stake in Social Security Reform

VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association, and Social Security Works have joined with veterans' organizations to release Social Security:...