September 2016

Micah Fowler of New Sitcom Speechless Speaks

By | September 1st, 2016|

After countless years of watching nondisabled actors play characters with disabilities in movies and on television, a bright spot is on the horizon.

Spotlight: Lafayette, Louisiana

By | September 1st, 2016|

The Cajun Heartland of Louisiana is definitely the one place that I can be myself, eat some of the best food there is, and do what the Cajuns do.

Louisiana: Combining Communities to Broaden Reach

By | September 1st, 2016|

The Louisiana chapter started in 2004 as the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, aiming to serve the state’s community of people with brain injuries. Last year BIALA joined up with United Spinal.

August 2016

Wheelchair-Friendly Scotland Boasts Cool Places, Warm People

By | August 1st, 2016|

Home to quirky sites, Scotland offers some of the warmest hospitality found in Europe.

Starting a Support Group

By | August 1st, 2016|

Peer support groups can increase life expectancy, decrease depression and improve quality of life. They can also be hard to find.

What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer and SCI

By | August 1st, 2016|

The risk of bladder cancer for people with spinal cord injuries is 15 times higher than that of the general population, but there are ways to even the odds.

‘Roll on Capitol Hill’ Wrap-Up

By | August 1st, 2016|

85 wheelchair users stormed Washington, D.C., to advocate for legislation that improves the quality of life for people with SCI/D. The event was a huge success, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is one member’s experience.

Midwest Ability Summit Rises to New Heights

By | August 1st, 2016|

Seven years ago, United Spinal Association’s Greater Kansas City Chapter hosted its first abilities fair. in the small lobby of one of the local rehab facilities. From those humble beginnings it would have been hard for even the biggest optimist to imagine how the event would evolve and grow.

Tribute to Former Executive Director Gerard ‘Jerry’ Kelly

By | August 1st, 2016|

Gerard “Jerry” Kelly, United Spinal’s executive director from 2002-2005, passed away June 18. Kelly was 70.

Sacramento: Networking Is Key to Quality of Life

By | August 1st, 2016|

Sonny and Jeanette Ali, founders of the Sacramento Spinal Foundation, talk about their vision for the organization, and are focusing on trying to network the SCI community with manufacturers and products.

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