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LIVING with a Spinal Cord Injury

I feel it must be said; my spinal cord injury doesn’t define me, it is a part of me, but it in no way defines who I am.

Sep 29, 2017
Meet The Woman Trying To Get Disabled Mannequins Into The Windows Of Britain’s Biggest Shops

Sophie Morgan, a British model, artist and TV presenter, is on a mission to change the way the world perceives disability

Aug 31, 2017
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin

One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de

Jun 28, 2017
A Wheel in Two Worlds – an article by Ben Mattlin

By Ben Mattlin My hands were in a cold sweat as I entered my wife’s third-grade classroom at a small private school in the San Fernando Valley.

May 24, 2017
New Chicago Hospital Invests $600 Million into Bringing Discoveries to Patients Sooner

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is now open. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation ho

Apr 12, 2017
‘Finding Dory’ Makes Disability Relatable

Finding Dory, the long-awaited Disney/Pixar sequel to Finding Nemo (2003), is swimming its way to the top of the box office.

Jun 29, 2016
BLOG – 5 Things I Wish I Had Known

It begins with an accident, an injury, and someone to blame. I fell asleep at the wheel, causing my youngest child's C6-7 spinal cord injury.

May 25, 2016
A Story of Triumph After Setback

Angela, who was recently interviewed for our website, rediscovered a sense of herself she feared was lost after her injury.

May 6, 2016
Bowel Programs for Spinal Cord Injury

A new Factsheet that summarizes the latest medical advice about dealing with bowel health after a spinal cord injury has just been issued.

Mar 29, 2016
Nova and Don, a Love Story…

Spinal cord injuries are now occurring later in life. The average age at injury is now 42.6 years. Here's how one senior couple is coping.

Feb 23, 2016
Can an Unorthodox Operation Reverse Paraplegia?

“One Small Step,” focuses on the story of Darek Fidyka, who has regained the ability to walk while wearing leg braces.

Jan 23, 2016
Video looks at College Life After SCI

A new video featuring the stories of college students with spinal cord injuries who are attending college.

Dec 1, 2015
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