New Drug Enables Spinal Cord to Repair Itself
Clinical Trial of NVG-291 at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Injections of a new drug that enabled paralyzed animals to recover mobility and/or bladder function will begin clinical trials at the Shjrley Ryan

Jan 19, 2022
10 Resolutions for a Happy New Year!
By Kristine Cichowski

Kristine Cichowski created this list of 10 resolutions for a happy 2022 for people living with SCI.

Jan 4, 2022
Tiny Tim
The Legacy of Tiny Tim
By Ben Mattlin

Growing up as a Jewish kid in New York City, I loved watching all the holiday kids’ specials on TV.

Dec 6, 2021
Meet Sam, The Quadriplegic Driver

Disabled Indy Car race car driver Sam Schmidt has returned to auto racing with the help of Arrow Electronics, Inc. in a recent two-day competition.

Dec 2, 2021
Breakthrough Discovery Reverses Paralysis

November 12, 2021 Discovery of an important new preventive therapy that reverses paralysis in mice after severe spinal cord injury was reported today

Nov 12, 2021
Ben Mattlin in his home office
10 Tips For Working From Home
by Ben Mattlin

A funny thing happened on the way to avoiding Covid: More and more people started working from home. For many disabled folks, the only question was, w

Oct 6, 2021
Dr. Joanne C. Smith – Disability Medicine Loses a Legendary Leader
By Thea Flaum -- President, Hill Foundation

Dr. Joanne C. Smith, the longtime President and CEO of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

Sep 9, 2021
Some Good News (at last)

Most people assume that people living with spinal cord injuries are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 due the respiratory nature of the disease

Sep 9, 2021
Guide to the ASIA Impairment Scale
By Stephanie Lollino

The ASIA Impairment is simply a system of standards that doctors use to classify spinal cord injuries. It’s easy to understand, once you know how it

Sep 1, 2021
2021 Paralympics Coverage is Easier to Find Than Ever
By Stephanie Lollino

In a world that is far different than it was just five years ago, the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo is off to a successful start. This year’s Internatio

Aug 24, 2021
“Forever a Champion” Tells a Compelling Story
By Thea Flaum

Meet Claire Connon, a charming, sunny, stubbornly confident English wheelchair racer who, at the age of 33, has triumphantly conquered the twin nightm

Aug 17, 2021
Britney Spears Guardianship is a Disability Rights Case
By Ben Mattlin

Last month, pop star Britney Spears went to court to protest the guardianship she’d been under since 2008. She told a judge in Los Angeles that

Jul 27, 2021