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SPINALpedia’s 2017 Fall Photo Contest Read

17 October 2017, 8:27 pm

Let it begin! We are super excited to hold our 1st annual Fall Photo Contest! Below are the submissions from some amazing SPINALpedia fans. Each photo is meant to demonstrate how Autumn can still be enjoyed despite a SCI. If you would like your Fall photo included in the contest, please send your photo to...

Survey – The Air Carriers Access Amendments Act Needs Your Help! Read

1 September 2017, 9:55 pm

Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin is championing air travel rights for people with disabilities by recently introducing the bill the Air Carriers Access Amendments Act. Her bill will put more teeth into existing law by increasing penalties for damaged wheelchairs and allowing air travelers to sue in court to recover damages. Please fill out United Spinal Association’s...

Mobility Makeover Wheelchair Accessible Van Giveaway Read

16 August 2017, 7:22 pm

The United Spinal Association has partnered with the NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) to award one of their members (from any of their chapters) a free accessible van or automotive mobility equipment. To participate, please complete and submit the attached questionnaire, along with recent picture of yourself, to and by Friday, August 25, 2017. Once the questionnaires are reviewed,

SPINALpedia’s Wheelchair Cooking Video Contest: The Entries Read

31 July 2017, 7:47 pm

We are excited for our first Wheelchair Cooking Video Contest! Below are all of the talented submissions from folks who still love to cook in spite of their injuries. Please vote for your favorite by posting the number of your favorite video in the comments below. Thanks for participating! Voting ends this Friday, August 4th.

Adaptive Flying: Freedom at It’s Best Read

19 July 2017, 8:36 pm

When the Wright Brothers invented airplanes nearly 100 years ago, they probably never imagined quadriplegics and paraplegics taking to the skies. Thanks to technological advances over the last 20 years, the skies are becoming more and more accessible to persons of all abilities, even those pursuing their pilot’s license. From hand controls that can come...

Test Your SCI Knowledge with our SCI Quizzes! Read

26 April 2017, 9:44 pm

Test your Spinal Cord Injury knowledge today! We’ve just added 12 10-question quizzes to each of our SCI Learning Portals on Click the image below and select an area of interest to see how well you really know your SCI facts and share your test results today!

SPINALpedia’s Parent Nonprofit D2H Wins $10k Grant Read

31 March 2017, 9:11 pm

We are excited to announce that Determined2heal was chosen by The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life program to win $10,000 this year! With this grant, our goal is to take more people on rehab adventures than ever before. Read our official press release on winning the money below.  

#WhatSCI Winner Profile: Marrianne Rooprai Read

31 March 2017, 8:12 pm

Beautiful. That’s the first word that comes to mind when you see Marrianne Rooprai, one of the most well-known SCI recovery advocates in the UK, but her beauty goes deeper than just a pretty face. With her strong spirit, she’s made it her mission to disprove some doctors’ limited expectations of what people with SCI...

SCI Superstar: Sam Schmidt Read

27 March 2017, 8:54 pm

Legendary is one word to describe the man that is Sam Schmidt. In the racing world, Sam Schmidt is a storied name. In the disability world, Sam Schmidt is a storied name. He makes an impact in whichever world he exists, which is exactly why he is the perfect person for our SCI Superstar series.

Three SCI Videos! Cooking with a Celeb Chef, Rome by Wheelchair, Quadriplegic Beauty Vlogger on The Doctors Read

20 March 2017, 9:13 pm

We’re constantly adding new content to our site, hoping to inspire and educate the entire community of people affected by spinal cord injury. Now we’re re-introducing our regular blog series highlighting the best of our latest videos. Simply called “New Videos!,” you’ll find videos guaranteed to keep you watching until the very end. From a...