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Summer 2014
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Save the Date:
Join us for the 4th Annual Twilight Gala & Auction - March 8, 2014.
15th Annual Wheeling & Able Golf Classic:

Sept 25, 2014
SCI Model System & Congratulations
Did you know that Gaylord Hospital is one of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems in the U.S.? Central to our system's success is Diana Pernigotti, Project Coordinator and NSCIA CT Chapter Board Member. 
Connecticut Jammers are in Recruiting Mode...
The CT Jammers Wheelchair Rugby Team is recruiting players!  This full contact Paralympic sport is open to individuals who have some form of disability with a loss of function in both the upper and lower limbs..
Are You Suffering with Pain?
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking individuals with pain as a result of Spinal Cord Injury to participate in a research study.
VOL X - 2014
Third Time is a Charm at Roll on the Capitol
Illinois Member Reveca Torres (left) and Aileen Rangel at the ROCH Congressional Reception The 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill was an unabashed success. From June 22-25, United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), made their presence felt in Washington, D.C. New and old faces injected enthusiasm and wisdom and created a palpable sense of excitement as attendees from 26 states, Puerto Rico and D.C. stormed the Hill.
Spinal Cord Injury and Exercise Go “Hand in Hand”

Why exercise?

Physical activity is important for all of us. Exercise reduces the risk of developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. For people with a spinal cord injury there can be added health benefits. If you are able to be physically active, you have a lower risk of developing secondary complications such as urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and respiratory illness. 

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Continues to make a Difference

On Wednesday, August 6th at 1PM at the Elmwood Senior Center in Danbury, CT, the Mayor of Danbury CT Mark Boughton presented a Proclamation for Powerful Tools for Caregivers Day!

The CT Chapter of National Spinal Cord Injury Association received a Quality of Life Grant in 2013 to purchase 400 Caregiver Helpbooks used in the six week for 2.5hours one day a week course.

5th Annual NSCIA CT Twilight Gala is a Smashing Success
WTNH's Jocelyn Maminta and former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Connecticut Chapter (NSCIA CT) held its 5th Annual Twilight Gala on March 8th, 2014 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. The evening’s emcee was Emmy Award nominated News 8 Medical reporter Jocelyn Maminta. The guest speaker was former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing against Army on October 16th 2010.

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President's Message
Summer 2013

NSCIA CT President Dave Morgana 

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A Special Thanks To Our Corporate Supporters:
  • Hartford Hospital Rehab Network
  • Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
  • Hospital for Special Care
  • Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hudson Seating and Mobility
  • Advanced Wheels
  • New Britain Medical

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    From the ConnCord Archives:

  • Benefits of Eating Right - Summer 2010
  • Rehab Strong: a New Business Trying to Benefit SCI - Summer 2010
  • A Successful Event earns the Chapter $20,000 - Summer 2010
  • Words from Dr. David Rosenblum - Summer 2010
  • New England SCI Conference Provides Some Great Topics - Fall 2009
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel - Winter 2009
  • Journey Forward Exercize Program - Winter 2009
  • Attorneys That Can Help - Winter 2009
  • And the Winners Are... - Winter 2009
  • Model SCI System Comes to CT - Winter 2009
  • Golf Tournament is a Winner for the Chapter - Winter 2009
  • Shake - A - Leg Announces Summer Programs - Spring 2006
  • Federal Legislation Updates: - Spring 2006
  • PEER MENTORS NEEDED! - Spring 2006 / /
  • DONíT LET UTIíS SLOW YOU DOWN - Spring 2005
  • AHOY, MATES! Sail CT Access Program's New Dimensions - Spring 2005
  • 2004 Golf Tournament Raises Over $6000 - Winter 2005
  • National Transplant Assistance Fund - Fall 2004
  • People With Disabilities Can Work - Itís the law! - Fall 2004
  • Easter Seals Opens Mobilty Center - Fall 2004
  • The Sound of Music - 2004 Better Day Music Fest - Summer 2004
  • Support for People with SCI... - Spring 2003
  • Boundless Playgrounds - Spring 2003
  • Nutritional Needs of a Person with Spinal Cord Injury - Part 1 - Fall 2002
  • Electrodes Help Partly Paralyzed Man Walk - Spring 2002
  • The Future of SCI Research - Spring 2002
  • Osteoporosis and Spinal cord injury - Spring 2002
  • The Kennedy Centerís Travel Training Program - Spring 2002
  • FITNESS AND SCI: Not only for physical reasons. - Spring 2002
  • Miami Project Special Report: Genetic Research Update - Spring 2002
  • NSCIA CT Chapter Advocacy Report: Work Incentives - Fall 2001
  • Sports Massage for the Wheelchair Athlete - Fall 2001
  • Electrical Stimulation - Itís use following spinal cord injury - Fall 2001
  • REDI Online: A Resource for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities - Fall 2001
  • Neotrofin Trial to Begin - Fall 2001
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