RSSArchive for 2014

Congress OKs Medical Marijuana

Congress OKs Medical Marijuana

Congress made the largest shift in American drug policy in four decades last weekend when it voted to end the federal government’s war on medical marijuana. The change could benefit many people with disabilities who rely on the drug to relieve pain and numerous other conditions. “It’s very helpful to have Congress actually pass legislation […]

Sen. Harkin, Dedicated Disability Advocate, Retires

Sen. Harkin, Dedicated Disability Advocate, Retires

After a distinguished 40-year career in the United States Congress, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin bid farewell to family, friends and colleagues on Dec. 12 in a moving speech delivered from the Senate floor. Harkin, who introduced the Americans with Disabilities Act, has long been a dedicated advocate to all people with disabilities after he witnessed […]

Stella Young, 32, Dies

Stella Young, 32, Dies

Stella Young, the Australian disability activist, writer and comedian, who received international acclaim after her TED talk entitled “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” has died. She was 32. “With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister. Stella passed away on Saturday evening, […]

Year-End Letter from United Spinal's CEO

Year-End Letter from United Spinal’s CEO

I hope this letter finds you in good health, and that you are looking forward to sharing some holiday cheer with family and friends.

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Readers share how New Mobility changed their lives.

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

It happened so fast it stunned me. After one week in a hospital, I found myself in a nursing home. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. We think nursing homes are just for old people, but that’s not always true.

Dustin Shillcox has recovered some movement in his legs as a result of epidural stimulation.

The Big Idea: Does Recovery Trump Cure in Spinal Cord Injury?

The Reeve Foundation wants you to support epidural stimulation, which just might change your life.

The Great Blue Man Debate

The Great Blue Man Debate

Is it time to consider redesigning the international symbol of access?

Crossing solid ice in a power wheelchair? Kary Wright says not a problem if you’ve got the right people helping out.

Travel: Glacier Buggies

Glaciers are formidable and far from accessible — unless you can catch a ride on a monster-sized Terra Bus.

Jarrett Martin: King of the Sky

Jarrett Martin: King of the Sky

Jarrett Martin has never stopped loving the excitement of freefalling, even when he became a T3 para.