Stories

Search by Category or Keyword

  • 09/12/2012 - 9:19am
    by Justin Stark There is nothing more frustrating than when you drive to the store and can’t find a handicapped parking space available. You end up driving around the parking lot whispering to yourself - ”these spots can’t all be taken...

  • 08/16/2012 - 9:13am
    With the Olympics coming to a close, it is now time to focus on the largest disabled sporting event in the world, the Paralympics. The Paralympics are the equivalent of the Olympics for individuals with a physical disability. Athletes are divided into 6...

  • 08/08/2012 - 11:49am
    The Florida Department of Health, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program is currently seeking candidates to serve in two vacant seats on its legislatively mandated Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council. These vacant seats must be filled by an...

  • 08/08/2012 - 10:21am
    U.S. News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for approximately 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties, from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and hospital reputation were a few of the factors...

  • 08/01/2012 - 7:12am
    The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of...

  • 07/23/2012 - 8:14am
    The United States Senate has just designated September 2012 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Co-sponsored by Senators’ Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senate Resolution 521 passed by unanimous consent. “Paralysis...

  • 07/19/2012 - 8:49am
    by Scott Porter On June 26, 2012, the United Spinal Association put together an event in Washington, DC called "Roll on Capitol Hill” which I was invited to attend as a Florida delegate. Having to push my manual chair to my...

  • 07/16/2012 - 12:21pm
    If you have a blue permanent disabled parking permit, you need to be aware of the new requirements put in place by Florida lawmakers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will implement the new law. Effective Oct. 1, any...

  • 07/05/2012 - 8:08am
    by Justin Stark If you are in the SCI community, you probably have seen or heard about Push Girls by now. Push Girls is a reality show on the Sundance channel that followsfour women who have all sustained a spinal cord injury. I’ve watched...

  • 06/20/2012 - 10:39am
    SmartPhone Applications To Assist Individuals Living with a Spinal Cord Injury Assistive Technology Health and Fitness Medical Productivity Travel Reference NEW APPS - updated 9/27/12 AHCA Mobile Facility Locator - Use this...