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Take Action! Please take ACTION TODAY on Proposed Substitute Bill No. 325:
an act concerning Medicaid recipients with complex medical needs.

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They Call Me Wheels; a memoir on parenting, disability & everything in between!
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Patient, Provider & Producer: A Conversation about Medical Marijuana

Join us on November 19, 2014, at Mount Sinai Rehab to learn more about the use of medical marijuan

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Looking for an Accessible Vacation Spot?

Then check out Accessible Niagra.  A Chapter member shares videos of a positive accessible experience.

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Man With Severed Spine Walks Again in World First

Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the waist down, is walking after undergoing an experimental procedure, offering hope to millions of people.

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Check Out Chapter 126

Oak Hill's Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness center - a recreational facility designed specifically for youth and adults with disabilities, veterans, and their family and friends has just opened its doors.

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Webinar: Interdisciplinary Primary Care for People with SCI

Webinar begins: Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

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September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Check out this inspirational video!

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Gaylord Sports Association gears up for the Fall Season

Check out the latest Fall 2014 Sports Association Newsletter.

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SAVE THE DATE!! Candidates Forum on Disability Issues - Oct 9th

All Gubernatorial and Congressional candidates will be invited. Come hear the candidates pre-sent their platforms on disability issues on October 9th at Manchester Community College!

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For paralyzed men, sexual function just as important as walking

 In 2009, Kent Stephenson's motorcycle crashed, leaving him paralyzed. He was just 21 years old and would never walk again,and devastated to learn that he would never have sex again. Or so he thought...

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers receives proclamation from Danbury Mayor

The Mayor of Danbury CT Mark Boughton Proclaims August 6th Powerful Tools for Caregivers Day!

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Are You Suffering with Pain?

The Translational Pain Research Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital is
seeking individuals with pain as a result of Spinal Cord Injury to participate in a
research study.

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Take A Veteran Sailing

Join us for a day of sailing for veterans with disabilities
Food, Fun and Sailing!
Date: SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

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Paraplegic in an exoskeleton opens the World Cup -- with a kick

Juliana Pinto, a 29-year-old paraplegic, was one of eight patients chosen for the opening ceremony after extensive training in a lab in Sao Paulo.

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Free lifetime pass for National Parks for disabled U.S. citizens

Did you know that US citizens and permanent residents with disabilities are eligible for a lifetime Access Pass that provides free access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies?

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Stimulation restores some function for 4 paralyzed men

An electrical device implanted in the backs of four paralyzed men has helped them move their legs, hips and toes during experimental research. It's a promising development for paralysis treatment, but doctors warn it isn't a cure.

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Repair Stem Cells Institute Announces "Double Benefits for SCI" Stem Cells Treatment

RSCI’s one-day treatment program in Florida, USA, is priced to bring stem cell treatment benefits to the greatest possible number of SCI patients.

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Tobii EyeMobile: Control Windows 8 tablets using only your eyes

Now, navigating and controlling nearly any modern, off-the-shelf Windows 8 Pro tablet can be done with the simple, natural and relaxed movement of the eyes. 

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Take this Adaptive Sports Survey!

This survey includes questions that pertain to your personal life, health, and experiences with adaptive sports. Open until April 30, 2014.

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For Immediate Action! Your Rights Are Taken!

Implementation of Rushed “Customized Wheelchair” Regulation Must Be Delayed

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Seniors initially denied motorized wheelchairs receive them

An NSCIA CT board member and a local seating and mobility company helped to obtain funding for a new and necessary wheelchairs.   

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Adaptive Snowboarding and Other Winter Sports

Whether you were born with a disability or received it after an injury, it should never prevent you from enjoying life and the excitement of sports. From soccer and basketball to more extreme

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TEK Robotic Mobilization Device: designed to replace wheelchairs

The TEK Robotic Mobilization Device is a machine developed to replace the wheelchair. In this demonstration video, we see a man with a severe injury to his spinal cord able to move about in ways that a wheelchair would make very difficult.

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Tongue piercing lets paralyzed drive wheelchairs

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction.

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Are you the romantic partner of someone with SCI?

Take this brief anonymous survey to provide research on caregivers and partners of Spinal Cord Injured individuals.

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Got SCI Questions? Weve Got Answers!

Introducing the NSCIA CT Chapter Blog & Forum. Current topic: experts from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare discuss the EKSO.

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What do you need to know about living with a Spinal Cord Injury?

Tell us what you think in this brief survey!

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East Granby Company Knows An Inspirational Story When It Sees One

Advanced Wheels recognizes contest winner Zackary Capitao with prizes and a donation to the charity of his choice!

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Senate Bill Introduced To Create Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology

Senators Chuck Shumer and Thad Cochran Join In Bipartisan Introduction of Senate Companion Bill S. 948

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Ekso Bionics robotic suit eyes-on (video)

Since last we saw the Ekso Bionics robotic suit, which helps folks with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand up and walk, the $110,000 exoskeleton has been on the market for about a year.

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Landmark Spinal Repair Stem Cell Trial

The fifth and final patient in the Geron Corp sponsored trial of a human embryonic-stem-cell-derived treatment for severe spinal cord injury was treated on Nov. 16. at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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More Than Walking: filmakers SCI joureny

Jonathan Sigworth - the youngest of three brothers - received a spinal cord injury at age 19 while studying in northern India in February 2006.

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  • Patient, Provider & Producer: A Conversation about Medical Marijuana

    11.12.2014
  • Looking for an Accessible Vacation Spot?

    11.2.2014
  • Man With Severed Spine Walks Again in World First

    10.23.2014
  • Check Out Chapter 126

    10.22.2014
  • Webinar: Interdisciplinary Primary Care for People with SCI

    10.10.2014
  • September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

    10.8.2014
  • Gaylord Sports Association gears up for the Fall Season

    9.20.2014
  • SAVE THE DATE!! Candidates Forum on Disability Issues - Oct 9th

    8.12.2014
  • For paralyzed men, sexual function just as important as walking

    8.12.2014
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers receives proclamation from Danbury Mayor

    8.12.2014
  • Are You Suffering with Pain?

    8.11.2014
  • Take A Veteran Sailing

    7.22.2014
  • Paraplegic in an exoskeleton opens the World Cup -- with a kick

    6.2.2014
  • Free lifetime pass for National Parks for disabled U.S. citizens

    5.29.2014
  • Stimulation restores some function for 4 paralyzed men

    4.18.2014
  • Repair Stem Cells Institute Announces "Double Benefits for SCI" Stem Cells Treatment

    4.2.2014
  • Tobii EyeMobile: Control Windows 8 tablets using only your eyes

    3.21.2014
  • Take this Adaptive Sports Survey!

    2.26.2014
  • For Immediate Action! Your Rights Are Taken!

    2.13.2014
  • Seniors initially denied motorized wheelchairs receive them

    2.12.2014
  • Adaptive Snowboarding and Other Winter Sports

    2.6.2014
  • TEK Robotic Mobilization Device: designed to replace wheelchairs

    1.15.2014
  • Tongue piercing lets paralyzed drive wheelchairs

    1.3.2014
  • Are you the romantic partner of someone with SCI?

    11.13.2013
  • Got SCI Questions? Weve Got Answers!

    9.1.2013
  • What do you need to know about living with a Spinal Cord Injury?

    8.15.2013
  • East Granby Company Knows An Inspirational Story When It Sees One

    7.25.2013
  • Senate Bill Introduced To Create Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology

    5.17.2013
  • Ekso Bionics robotic suit eyes-on (video)

    5.1.2013
  • Landmark Spinal Repair Stem Cell Trial

    12.6.2011
  • More Than Walking: filmakers SCI joureny

    8.19.2011

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We are pleased to announce that Hollister will generously donate up to 3000 cases of catheters to members of United Spinal and NSCIA Chapters. This donation is in celebration of Hollisterís 10-year anniversary of the launch of Advance Plus Touch Free Intermittent Catheters.
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