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Accessible Resources Independence 3-Part SCI Speaker Series Read

28 August 2018, 7:55 pm

For those of you who will be in the Maryland-area this Fall, a fantastic three-part speaker series is happening, and it’s a can’t-miss event. The independent-living center Accessible Resources Independence in Columbia, Maryland is putting on this speaking event. The dates and times, as well as the topic of each speaker, can be found below. Each...

SPINALpedia Has a NEW Advice Column & Needs Your Input Read

28 August 2018, 7:29 pm

In less than four sentences, please share any awkward, funny, heartfelt, sad or serious interactions involving your spinal cord injury life and the able-bodied world. We are starting a New Advice Column, “As the Wheel Turns: Disability Perspectives,” that takes real-world moments and digests them into something that ALL ABILITIES can learn from. Share away!

SPINALpedia 2018 Research eBook Read

9 August 2018, 10:06 pm

SPINALpedia Summer Newsletter 2018 Read

8 August 2018, 7:38 pm

Follow this research at Boston Children’s here Follow the research at BioArctic here Follow the research at King’s College London here...

Joanna Bonilla Crosses Off a Bucket List Goal Post-Injury Read

16 July 2018, 7:59 pm

Soon after a spinal cord injury many of us start getting that sneaking suspicion that we’re missing out on life. Whether it’s an event we can’t attend because of inaccessibility, or an activity we can’t do because of our paralysis, they begin to stack up. Joanna Bonilla, a 34 year old woman who was paralyzed...

Free book for Acute SCI: Get Smart Fast, Know Your Rights Read

9 July 2018, 9:39 pm

In the first ninety-something days after a spinal cord injury, the fear of the unknown and the many unanswered questions running through your head is one of the toughest parts of this time. Doctors, nurses and social workers try to give you as much advice as you can, but paralysis is an ever evolving  world...

Joanna Finally Crosses Off a Fun Goal Post-Injury Read

8 June 2018, 6:30 pm

Soon after a spinal cord injury many of us start getting that sneaking suspicion that we’re missing out on life. Whether it’s an event we can’t attend because it not accessible or an activity we can’t do because of our paralysis, they begin to stack up. Joanna Bonilla, paralyzed by Lupus, put a temporary halt...

Rayne Shield: A Waterproof Leg Protector Read

7 June 2018, 7:30 pm

It would be fair to say that nature isn’t the most wheelchair friendly, and especially when it comes to the rain. From bulky raincoats to umbrellas that just don’t reach everywhere (leaving knees and shoes wet!), what’s a wheelchair-user to do? Annette Flowe, a paraplegic from Germany, was sick of getting wet every time it...

Spinalpedia’s Spring 2018 Newsletter Read

25 April 2018, 5:58 pm

Spring 2018 Newsletter Indoor Skydiving All-Abilities Night – April 30th Spring is here! We’re  bringing people on adaptive adventures very soon. On April 30th at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Loudoun, Virginia, we’re taking a group of people with SCI to iFLY’s “All-Abilities” night. Registration is full. To experience this adrenaline-fueled activity in the future, email...

SPINALpedia Open Call for SCI Article Submissions Read

9 November 2017, 10:06 pm

We’re excited to announce our first Open Call for SCI Article Submissions! Do you love to write? Do you have something to say about life with a spinal cord injury? From poetry to first-person articles on becoming paralyzed, we would love to share your words with our community. Please send your submissions to spinalpedia@gmail.com. Thank...