United Spinal Association has a new CEO

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United Spinal Association has a new CEO

 United Spinal Association today announced Vincenzo (Enzo) Piscopo, an experienced professional in diversity, inclusion and social causes, has been appointed president and CEO by the organization’s board of directors. Piscopo will begin his tenure as United Spinal’s president and CEO on November 16, 2020 replacing James Weisman, who is retiring after 40 years of service to the disability community as …

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26th, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 30th Anniversary. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the …

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How The Disability Community Can Respond to COVID-19

Ensuring People with Disabilities Can Access Prescription Drugs During the Current Crisis March 13,2020 Many people with disabilities are at increased risk of serious or fatal complications from COVID-19 (coronavirus). In an active community outbreak, the safest option may be to self-isolate at home, perhaps for weeks or longer. In order to prepare for this …

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Impact on the Disability Community – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (The CARES Act). This is the third relief package approved by Congress and signed by the President in response to the health and financial crisis now confronting individuals and families, businesses (for profit and not-for-profit) of all sizes across diverse …

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Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws, you cannot be treated badly just because you have a disability or someone in your family has a disability, or because someone thinks you have a disability. You can ask for changes you need for your disability. The hospital and doctors have to help you unless …

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Disability Etiquette Training for Companies and Organizations

Spinal Network offers Disability Etiquette training to companies and organizations. The fee for this training is based on the location of the training and the number of attendees. Each training session is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length. Our training sessions are interactive allowing for questions and dialogue for better understanding of the content. …

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Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Update

December 20, 2019 CRT Stakeholders and Friends, We have something extra to be grateful for this Holiday season! Tonight the President signed into law H.R. 1865 that includes permanent protections for Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs and their accessories/components. This is a great win in our collective advocacy to protect access to Complex Rehab Technology (CRT).  …

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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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