Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: Government

Langevin Presides Over House Opening 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC  — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), the first quadriplegic elected to Congress, presided over the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 3, during the...

RI Congressman speaks to Bush’s work defending Americans with disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) -- As thousands made their way to the Capitol on Tuesday to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush,...

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

These are just some of the common frustrations shared by people traveling with a disability, but according to Heng, traveling could be made a...

DisabilityAdvisor.com

Navigating the disability benefits maze can be difficult, stressful and risky. And trying to find the information and answers you need can be overwhelming,...

Working or volunteering after a Spinal Cord Injury

The majority of spinal cord injuries are still caused by traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents or falls. Sports injuries and violence are...

Makeshift Syrian rehab center offers hope to paralyzed

DOUMA, Syria, March 15 (Reuters) - Ziad, a paralyzed 14-year-old boy, often stays alone in his room as bombs fall on Douma, the main...

Archer’s Challenge Has Able-Bodied People Use Wheelchairs to Highlight Inaccessibility

This week, hundreds of able-bodied people in Austin, Texas, will spend the day in a wheelchair to raise awareness of the accessibility issues people...

Spinal cord injury patients in Australia call for national register to help track treatment,...

Spinal cord injury experts in Australia have lobbied the Federal Government to establish a national register tracking the treatment and condition of patients. Advocates believe...

Governor Brown Vetoes Paralysis Cure Research Bill

The Governor of California has just dealt a devastating blow to paralysis cure research. Yesterday afternoon, driving home after a trip to Sacramento to talk...

No traffic fines for research

AB 1657, which would devote $1 from certain traffic tickets to fund spinal cord injury research, is well-meaning but misguided. If the state is...