for Greater Access to Healthcare, Transportation and Mobility Equipment
United Spinal and disability advocates from its national chapter network
will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 7-10 for the
4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the
health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord
injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
Get to Know Our ‘Roll on Capitol Hill’ Advocates
On June 8, Roll on Capitol Hill attendees will have the opportunity to visit
the Capitol Hill offices of their representatives and other key legislators
to personally discuss legislative issues important to the disability
community. Get to know more about these determined individuals and find out
what they hope to achieve.
Raising Awareness of Myoelectric Powered Brace
United Spinal recently teamed up with Myomo, Inc. to raise awareness of the
benefits of myoelectric upper limb orthosis—a powered brace designed for
individuals with spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, stroke, MS, ALS
and other neuromuscular disorders.
Participate in Cutting-Edge Rehab
United Spinal and the Everyday Abilities Foundation are offering
scholarships to 10 qualified individuals living with spinal cord injuries or
disorders (SCI/D) in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive complimentary
state-of-the-art gait training treatment at SCI-FIT in Pleasanton, CA.
Justice Department Green Lights New Access Symbol
Supporters of the
new access symbol say today’s signs must keep pace with our more
technological times and reflect a more active disability community eager to
get jobs, pay taxes and engage in civic work.
Supreme Court Punts On Special Ed, ADA Cases The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to rule on whether the ADA
applies during police encounters the same day the court said it would not
consider a closely-watched special education case.
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