The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which helps get people with disabilities out of institutions and back in their homes, needs to be made permanent. So do important protections for Medicaid eligibility.
When it comes to opportunities for work after SCI/D, there is some positive news on the horizon. With the job market expanding and US unemployment rates at a low, it is a good climate for individuals with disabilities to return to work.
The FAA Reauthorization Act strengthens airline access for disabled passengers. United Spinal will continue to ensure that your air travel rights are protected.
It is our obligation to the disability community and to our society to remember and strive to fulfill the intent of the ADA throughout the entire year.
The 2018 Roll on Capitol Hill was attended by more wheelchair using advocates and more disability advocates than ever before. The result was that our grass roots activists from across the country accomplished more Hill visits and raised awareness of critical issues to a greater extent than ever before. [...]
United spinal’s seventh annual Roll On Capitol Hill to raise awareness of critical issues impacting the spinal cord injury/disease and veteran communities is set to roll on June 24 with over 100 wheelchair users and member advocates.
United Spinal’s Advocacy program empowers individuals to engage their local and state policymakers by creating a coast-to-coast network of seasoned grassroots advocates to fight for disability rights.
Ian Mackay, Washington State advocate, activist, avid outdoor enthusiast and peer group leader, will be attending United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill to speak with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.