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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
SCI & COVID-19:
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
Stay Safe in Hot Weather: The SCI Guide
by Stephanie Lollino

The extreme heat we are experiencing is creating headlines. It seems as though the temperature hits new highs every day.  It’s uncomfortable fo

Jul 6, 2021
Judy Heumann, Pioneering Disability Rights Activist
She's Considered the Mother of Disability Rights and She's a 'Badass'

Editors Note: Many people in the disability community don’t know the name, Judy Heumann. She was featured in ‘Crip Camp‘ the documen

Jun 10, 2021
Will You Take Off Your Mask?
by Stephanie Lollino

Editor’s Note: We asked the members of our private SCI Facebook group to weigh-in on the Center For Disease Control’s (CDC) recent decision to

Jun 2, 2021
Spinal Cord Injury and Caregivers Study

SupportGroove COVID-19, is a study by Alexandra Terrill, PhD at the University of Utah is currently recruiting people with SCI and their caregivers. T

May 24, 2021
Wait…Disability Can Be…Funny???
by Ben Mattlin

Editor’s note: Ben Mattlin, our guest blogger, has given us a sneak preview of his new book. It’s a section about comic relief, and how pe

May 4, 2021
New Stem Cell Treatment for Paralysis
Shows Early Promise

The search for a stem cell treatment has long been the big hope – a kind of “holy grail” –for spinal cord injury research projects. It jus

Apr 7, 2021
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