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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 Thank...

Spinal Cord Injury: First 90 Days by Sam Maddox: A Review Read

9 November 2017, 9:56 pm

Free knowledge is always a good thing, especially when dealing with spinal cord injury information. This is why we heartily recommend Spinal Cord Injury: First 90 Days. Written for people in Southern California, this book covers everything you need to know when figuring out life with a new spinal cord injury. Not only is it...

SPINALpedia Ambassador Search! Read

23 October 2017, 9:45 pm

Help us spread SCI awareness by becoming a SPINALpedia Ambassador! Are you passionate about spreading SCI awareness? SPINALpedia is seeking people who love sharing SCI information with others, and the rest of the world! All SPINALpedia ambassadors will receive a bio and link on our site. To apply, please send us a paragraph explaining why...

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!