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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year’s NDEAM theme is The Right Talent, Right Now, which underscores the essential role that workers with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent. “Every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce …

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2nd Annual Workshop, Trending Topics for Living with SCI/D Seminar

Spinal Network is excited to host our 2nd Annual workshop titled Trending Topics for Living with SCI/D. We hope you continue to look to Spinal Network as a trusted resource for professional development and also as a referral resource for those living with SCI/D in their quest for a better quality of life. This years …

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What is a Syrinx?

What is Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia (cyst/syrinx)? Post-traumatic syringomyelia is a condition that can occur following spinal cord injury and can result in progressive deterioration of the spinal cord. Post-traumatic syringomyelia involves development of a fluid-filled cavity (called a cyst or syrinx) within the spinal cord following a spinal cord injury. Tethering or scarring of the spinal …

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“Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs Act”

We are very pleased to share that the “Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs Act”, H.R. 2293, was introduced in the House of Representatives this afternoon.  We thank Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) for taking the lead and re-introducing this critical legislation.   This bill will permanently exempt Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs …

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Grassroots Advocacy: Change Starts with You

Every day, members of the United Spinal community face unequal access or exclusion due to physical barriers and ineffective policies, practices, or procedures. When frustrations arise in healthcare, mobility, education, work or limitations in quality of life, through grassroots advocacy, your personal experience becomes the seed that can bring about necessary change. What Is Grassroots …

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