United Spinal Association will host a free webinar on March 31st at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, on how to obtain a wheelchair that fits the unique needs of each person living with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D).
The webinar will be of value to both wheelchair users and clinicians. It will provide an update on the status of important wheelchair legislation and policies that affect people living with SCI/D.
Participants will also learn about:
- Types of questions to ask to ensure individuals get the right wheelchair to enable them to live with greater freedom and independence.
- Seating and positioning clinic criteria for evaluating individuals with spinal cord injury and other conditions.
- Tips on self-advocacy.
- Obtaining assistance both inside and outside the federal government.
The webinar will be presented by:
Alexandra Bennewith, MPA, Vice President, Government Relations, United Spinal Association;
Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, Manager, Patient Advocacy and Special Programs, Seating and Mobility Specialist, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury , Kennedy Krieger Institute;
Tangita Adams Daramola, Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman, Medicare Ombudsman Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS);
Jennifer Wolff, OT Advocacy Alliance Manager, United Spinal Association.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.