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May 25, 2011, 10:23 ET United Spinal Hosts Disability Leadership and Policy Summit Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities: Employment, Transportation, and Healthcare Top Issues

United Spinal Association will present the 4th Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on June 1st at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY,...


May 12, 2011, 08:45 ET United Spinal Association Broadens Its Reach with Users First: Giving Voice to All Wheelchair Users

United Spinal Association has announced the inclusion of Users First as a new program that advocates for improved access to seating and mobility...


May 10, 2011, 08:45 ET Conference Empowers Women with Disabilities: From Within - Hosted by United Spinal and Independence Care System

United Spinal Association and Independence Care System (ICS), are co-hosting the second annual From Within conference to improve the lives, health,...


May 04, 2011, 10:47 ET United Spinal Denounces New York City Taxi Pick: Taxpayers, Wheelchair Users, and Aging Population Ignored

United Spinal Association responded today to the choice of the Bloomberg administration and New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) as it...


Apr 21, 2011, 09:00 ET United Spinal Reports On Health Care Reform Act For People With Disabilities

United Spinal Association has released a report compiling answers to 20 common questions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or health care...


Apr 15, 2011, 01:07 ET United Spinal Praises President Obama's Fiscal Policy Speech

United Spinal Association applauds President Obama for his fiscal policy remarks addressing the needs of our community and all people with...


Apr 13, 2011, 09:00 ET United Spinal Hosts Disability Leadership and Policy Summit to Advance Employment of People with Disabilities and Veterans

United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment...


Mar 29, 2011, 09:00 ET United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association will Merge to Better Serve People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D)

United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), two leading nonprofits with more than 125 years of combined service to ...


Mar 17, 2011, 03:55 ET VetsFirst Joins Congressman John Carter to Introduce Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act

VetsFirst, a veterans service program of United Spinal Association, joined Congressman John Carter, R-Texas, who today introduced the Veterans Equal...


Feb 23, 2011, 11:47 ET Breast Cancer Screening for Women With Physical Disabilities: United Spinal Association and ICS Conference Health Care Professionals

United Spinal Association and Independence Care System (ICS) are hosting an educational meeting for health care professionals to address inaccessible ...


Feb 08, 2011, 08:30 ET Able to Travel Offers People with Disabilities Accessible Travel Packages to Popular Destinations Around the World

Able to Travel, a travel agency that specializes in accessible travel for people with disabilities and a program of United Spinal Association, has...


Jan 13, 2011, 10:47 ET New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Sued by People With Wheelchairs for Lack of Accessible Taxis

The following is being released by United Spinal Association: A class action lawsuit filed today in Federal District Court in the Southern District...


Dec 13, 2010, 09:00 ET United Spinal Association & Wheelchair User Win Lawsuit Against Co-op City for Human Rights Violation:

The Commission on Human Rights of the City of New York has ordered Co-op City to pay over $50,000 in fines to the city, as well as damages and...


Nov 10, 2010, 08:00 ET Breaking Through the VA Benefits Backlog: 'Ask VetsFirst' Helps Veterans and Their Families Acquire the Latest VA Benefits

VetsFirst, a veterans service program of United Spinal Association, is offering a free interactive online veterans help center, Ask VetsFirst, to...


Nov 09, 2010, 09:43 ET United Spinal Association Sues New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission for Contracting with and Licensing 'Group Ride' Van Services that Discriminate Against People in Wheelchairs

A lawsuit filed today in federal court for the Eastern District of New York alleges that the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC)...


Oct 13, 2010, 10:33 ET United Spinal Association Sues MTA for Inaccessible Subway Stations: Years of Systemic Failure to Make Improvements

A lawsuit filed today in federal court for the Southern District of New York alleges that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York...


Oct 01, 2010, 07:00 ET United Spinal Association Acquires New Mobility Magazine: Two Leaders Serving the Disability Community Partner to Expand Advocacy and Information

United Spinal Association will announce today the acquisition of New Mobility magazine, leveraging capabilities of both organizations to improve the...


Sep 13, 2010, 09:00 ET United Spinal Association Presents The 2010 Independence Expo: Improving Life for People with Disabilities and the Aging

United Spinal Association presents the 2010 Independence Expo-Orlando; the region's premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo designed to promote active...


Aug 03, 2010, 03:11 ET United Spinal Association/VetsFirst and Other Veterans Organizations Win Victory For Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases

United Spinal Association/VetsFirst and other veterans organizations scored a victory yesterday for Vietnam veterans suffering from diseases...


Jul 29, 2010, 06:00 ET New Yorkers With Disabilities Face Barriers to Voting: Advocacy Groups Sue for Discrimination

A lawsuit filed last week in Federal District court in the Southern District of New York alleges that the Board of Elections in the City of New York...


Jul 22, 2010, 06:00 ET United Spinal Association Presents 6th Annual Sports and Recreation Clinic for Youth with Disabilities at Wachovia Center on Saturday, August 7th

Children and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 4 and 21 can register at www.UnitedSpinal.org/kss for the 6th annual Kids Sports...


Jun 15, 2010, 09:22 ET United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association Develop Free Guide to Understanding Healthcare Reform for People With Disabilities

United Spinal Association (www.unitedspinal.org) and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (www.spinalcord.org) have joined forces to create an...


Jun 10, 2010, 07:00 ET United Spinal Association Presents the 2010 Independence Expo: Improving Life for People with Disabilities and the Aging

United Spinal Association presents the 2010 Independence Expo – Long Island, the region's premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo designed to promote active ...


Jun 03, 2010, 06:00 ET United Spinal Association Teams Up With BOTOX® Maker Allergan and Actor Henry Winkler to Launch 'Open Arms: Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity' Educational Campaign

United Spinal Association has partnered with BOTOX® maker Allergan, Inc., actor Henry Winkler, and four national patient advocacy organizations to...


May 20, 2010, 07:00 ET United Spinal Association Hosts Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on Future of National Disability Rights

United Spinal Association will host its 3rd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with...