About Ian Ruder

I’m a senior editor, but I’m the newest (and youngest) member of the New Mobility editorial team. I’m not the quad you deserved, but the quad you needed. I oversee the United Spinal content and write features. I’m always looking for fun or quirky stories and love profiling interesting people.

June 2016

New Hampshire Chapter: Partnering for Success

By | June 1st, 2016|

The New Hampshire chapter of United Spinal collaborates closely with Wheelchair Health in Motion, a unique blend of peer support groups and exercise that is quickly spreading throughout New Hampshire.

May 2016

Help determine the future of the stair-climbing Scalevo

By | May 31st, 2016|

Wheelchair users almost blew up the Internet last week when news of the rebirth of the stair-climbing iBot broke, and now there is an update [...]

Hitting Like Women

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Despite its macho image, wheelchair rugby is a coed sport. Ian Ruder talks with women who are trying to level the playing field.

United Spinal Association’s Pathways to Employment Program

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Some of the challenges of living with SCI can seem insurmountable. This includes returning to work.

United Spinal News

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Building a Network of Peer Mentors; Ramping Up To The 5th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill

April 2016

Global Perspectives: Wheelchair Users Fight for Visibility

By | April 1st, 2016|

What do Costa Rica, Croatia and Ukraine have in common? Wheelchair users fighting for visibility.

Oregon SCI Connection

By | April 1st, 2016|

Chapter Check-in: Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection; Spotlight Portland

Getting to Know the United Spinal Resource Center Team

By | April 1st, 2016|

Get to know the team of experts behind the United Spinal Resource Center

March 2016

WHILL Gets FDA Clearance

By | March 24th, 2016|

The hottest new option on the personal mobility front just got a lot hotter with the announcement that the FDA has cleared the new WHILL [...]

Finally! An Adaptive CrossFit Wheelchair

By | March 15th, 2016|

Athlete Michael Mills has created the world's first adaptive crossfit wheelchair. Michael Mills knew he’d found a new passion when he discovered adaptive [...]

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