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Mount Sinai SCI Info Series Evening of Painting

January 20, 2016 4:30– 6:30 p.m.: An Evening of Painting...Please Join us! No experience necessary... All supplies and a light dinner will provided.

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Hollister offers free catheters to United Spinal & its affiliates

A generous donation from Hollister to United Spinal Association and its affiliates allowed the CT Spinal Cord Injury Association to distribute two different brands of catheters to local recipients free of charge.

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Time to Get Your Gala On!

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Connecticut (CTSCIA) will host the 7th Annual Twilight Gala on Saturday March 12, 2016.

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Weve Changed our Name!

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association is becoming a chapter of the United Spinal Cord Injury Association. As a member of this local chapter, you'll continue to benefit from our beneficial state-wide programs and services and can now benefit

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United Spinals Roll on Capitol Hill

Successful advocacy takes a concerted effort by organizations, groups, and most importantly,  you and I. Hear what our participants have to say as they share their experiences from this year’s event

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Man walks again after years of paralysis

The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research.

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Gaylord Hosts Meeting with National Spinal Cord Injury Organizations

On April 21st, NSCIA CT's sponsoring facility Gaylord Hospital hosted a meeting with the our affiliates United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

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180 Medical Scholarship Program open to those with SCI

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, etc.

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New science helps a paralyzed man move his legs for the first time in years

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Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Determined to Walk Again

Amy Van Dyken, the six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer who became paralyzed when she severed her spinal cord in an ATV crash this summer, says she is determined to walk again.

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Looking for an Accessible Vacation Spot?

Then check out Accessible Niagra.  A Chapter member shares videos of a positive accessible experience.

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Man With Severed Spine Walks Again in World First

Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the waist down, is walking after undergoing an experimental procedure, offering hope to millions of people.

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Check Out Chapter 126

Oak Hill's Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness center - a recreational facility designed specifically for youth and adults with disabilities, veterans, and their family and friends has just opened its doors.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers receives proclamation from Danbury Mayor

The Mayor of Danbury CT Mark Boughton Proclaims August 6th Powerful Tools for Caregivers Day!

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Paraplegic in an exoskeleton opens the World Cup -- with a kick

Juliana Pinto, a 29-year-old paraplegic, was one of eight patients chosen for the opening ceremony after extensive training in a lab in Sao Paulo.

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Free lifetime pass for National Parks for disabled U.S. citizens

Did you know that US citizens and permanent residents with disabilities are eligible for a lifetime Access Pass that provides free access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies?

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Stimulation restores some function for 4 paralyzed men

An electrical device implanted in the backs of four paralyzed men has helped them move their legs, hips and toes during experimental research. It's a promising development for paralysis treatment, but doctors warn it isn't a cure.

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Repair Stem Cells Institute Announces "Double Benefits for SCI" Stem Cells Treatment

RSCI’s one-day treatment program in Florida, USA, is priced to bring stem cell treatment benefits to the greatest possible number of SCI patients.

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Tobii EyeMobile: Control Windows 8 tablets using only your eyes

Now, navigating and controlling nearly any modern, off-the-shelf Windows 8 Pro tablet can be done with the simple, natural and relaxed movement of the eyes. 

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Take this Adaptive Sports Survey!

This survey includes questions that pertain to your personal life, health, and experiences with adaptive sports. Open until April 30, 2014.

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Seniors initially denied motorized wheelchairs receive them

An NSCIA CT board member and a local seating and mobility company helped to obtain funding for a new and necessary wheelchairs.   

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Adaptive Snowboarding and Other Winter Sports

Whether you were born with a disability or received it after an injury, it should never prevent you from enjoying life and the excitement of sports. From soccer and basketball to more extreme

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TEK Robotic Mobilization Device: designed to replace wheelchairs

The TEK Robotic Mobilization Device is a machine developed to replace the wheelchair. In this demonstration video, we see a man with a severe injury to his spinal cord able to move about in ways that a wheelchair would make very difficult.

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Tongue piercing lets paralyzed drive wheelchairs

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction.

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Got SCI Questions? Weve Got Answers!

Introducing the NSCIA CT Chapter Blog & Forum. Current topic: experts from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare discuss the EKSO.

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East Granby Company Knows An Inspirational Story When It Sees One

Advanced Wheels recognizes contest winner Zackary Capitao with prizes and a donation to the charity of his choice!

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Senate Bill Introduced To Create Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology

Senators Chuck Shumer and Thad Cochran Join In Bipartisan Introduction of Senate Companion Bill S. 948

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Ekso Bionics robotic suit eyes-on (video)

Since last we saw the Ekso Bionics robotic suit, which helps folks with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand up and walk, the $110,000 exoskeleton has been on the market for about a year.

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Landmark Spinal Repair Stem Cell Trial

The fifth and final patient in the Geron Corp sponsored trial of a human embryonic-stem-cell-derived treatment for severe spinal cord injury was treated on Nov. 16. at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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More Than Walking: filmakers SCI joureny

Jonathan Sigworth - the youngest of three brothers - received a spinal cord injury at age 19 while studying in northern India in February 2006.

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  • Mount Sinai SCI Info Series Evening of Painting

    1.13.2016
  • Hollister offers free catheters to United Spinal & its affiliates

    1.11.2016
  • Time to Get Your Gala On!

    1.4.2016
  • Weve Changed our Name!

    10.2.2015
  • United Spinals Roll on Capitol Hill

    9.24.2015
  • Man walks again after years of paralysis

    9.21.2015
  • Gaylord Hosts Meeting with National Spinal Cord Injury Organizations

    5.3.2015
  • 180 Medical Scholarship Program open to those with SCI

    1.13.2015
  • New science helps a paralyzed man move his legs for the first time in years

    1.13.2015
  • Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Determined to Walk Again

    1.3.2015
  • Looking for an Accessible Vacation Spot?

    11.2.2014
  • Man With Severed Spine Walks Again in World First

    10.23.2014
  • Check Out Chapter 126

    10.22.2014
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers receives proclamation from Danbury Mayor

    8.12.2014
  • Paraplegic in an exoskeleton opens the World Cup -- with a kick

    6.2.2014
  • Free lifetime pass for National Parks for disabled U.S. citizens

    5.29.2014
  • Stimulation restores some function for 4 paralyzed men

    4.18.2014
  • Repair Stem Cells Institute Announces "Double Benefits for SCI" Stem Cells Treatment

    4.2.2014
  • Tobii EyeMobile: Control Windows 8 tablets using only your eyes

    3.21.2014
  • Take this Adaptive Sports Survey!

    2.26.2014
  • Seniors initially denied motorized wheelchairs receive them

    2.12.2014
  • Adaptive Snowboarding and Other Winter Sports

    2.6.2014
  • TEK Robotic Mobilization Device: designed to replace wheelchairs

    1.15.2014
  • Tongue piercing lets paralyzed drive wheelchairs

    1.3.2014
  • Got SCI Questions? Weve Got Answers!

    9.1.2013
  • East Granby Company Knows An Inspirational Story When It Sees One

    7.25.2013
  • Senate Bill Introduced To Create Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology

    5.17.2013
  • Ekso Bionics robotic suit eyes-on (video)

    5.1.2013
  • Landmark Spinal Repair Stem Cell Trial

    12.6.2011
  • More Than Walking: filmakers SCI joureny

    8.19.2011

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Join us for this great webinar:

  • Understanding the Health Coverage Needs of People with Disabilities
  • Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

    The presentation will cover questions you need to be thinking about when assisting consumers with disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, paralysis and veterans.

    Click to Register!


Free Catheters!
We are pleased to announce that Hollister will generously donate up to 3000 cases of catheters to members of United Spinal and NSCIA Chapters. This donation is in celebration of Hollisterís 10-year anniversary of the launch of Advance Plus Touch Free Intermittent Catheters.
Click here to sign up. Be sure to list "NSCIA CT Chapter" in the Affiliate field.

Participants wanted for Assessment of Long-Term Health in Chronic Spinal Injury

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