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2014-07-15 08:29:32

.@UnitedSpinal appoints new board member, #veteran & marketing exec Tom Aiello, #WestPoint, #SCI, http://ow.ly/z8SAT NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Tom Aiello, president of March Marketing, LLC and an Army veteran living with spinal cord injury (SCI) from Wheaton, Illinois, to its board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Aiello, a West Point graduate, initially...

2014-07-11 08:25:08

NEW YORK, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today praised the bipartisan passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, considered by many to be the most important disability legislation since the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO With a vote of 415-6 on July 9(th )this past Wednesday, the U.S House of...

2014-06-26 08:29:12

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) is United Spinal's signature...

2014-06-18 08:21:58

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today urged the DC Taxi Commission and the DC City Council to more effectively address wheelchair access to taxis and other public transportation in our Nation's capital--vital to the quality of life of people with disabilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO On June 12, the DC Taxi Commission and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) reached a deal that could amount...

2014-06-10 08:32:33

.@UnitedSpinal appoints Joseph Gaskins new Pres. & CEO http://ow.ly/xNgjU #wheelchairusers, #sci/d #disabilities NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced Joseph Gaskins, an experienced DC lobbyist, accomplished executive in the wireless industry and wheelchair user from Seattle, WA, as its permanent president and CEO. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Gaskins took over last December as United Spinal's...

2014-06-05 08:29:50

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, is urging the United States Senate to move forward with ratification of the Disabilities Treaty following the United States Supreme Court's unanimous judgment in Bond v. United States confirming that the case is not an obstacle to ratifying the treaty -- a United Nations' human rights treaty that promotes the ideals of the Americans with Disabilities Act around the world....

2014-06-05 08:29:37

#Wheelchair users from across the USA will voice policy concerns to pols in D.C. 6/22-25 #ROCH2014 http://ow.ly/xDe23 NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders...

2014-05-02 08:21:32

.@UnitedSpinal hails landmark NYC Vote to Finance Expansion of Accessible Taxis for #Wheelchair users. Victory for disability rights activists. http://htl.li/wn3v5 NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today acclaimed the unanimous vote by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis to 50% of the entire fleet by 2020. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO...

2014-04-29 08:37:58

.@UnitedSpinal @Vets_First Host Free Webinar: Access to VA #Caregiving Benefits for #Veterans w/Disabilities http://htl.li/wg7us NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program, will offer a free webinar on May 7(th) about accessing the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Caregiver Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Access to VA Caregiving Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities -- Wednesday, May 7,...

2014-04-09 08:30:05

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Darren Brehm, a Kraft Foods director and wheelchair user from Northbrook, Illinois as a member of its Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Brehm will utilize his business experience to assist United Spinal in optimizing its strategy, programs, and sustainability so the organization can better serve more individuals living with spinal...


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