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2015 Twilight Gala…

The 2015 Twilight Gala was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Guest speaker was Darren Jernigan who delivered an inspirational speech about his struggles with SCI and determination to become a Tennessee State Rep. Tim Lammers from Fox CT was the emcee and Jay Harris from ESPN handled the Live Auction.
Access Advocates “Giving You a Voice”
The mission of Access Advocates is to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities, primarily through a professionally-supported, personal relationship with caring advocates, and to achieving the tasks of making non-compliant buildings ADA compliant, one building at a time.
New Findings on Breathing Recovery
Recently we have had news of some major research developments from Ohio, so we asked two of our funded researchers in the city to tell us more about their work and collaborations.
VOL XI - 2015
We've 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 from the many fine resources offered by United Spinal Itself! Stay tuned for more information...
United Spinal Cord Injury Association
2015 Chapter Annual Picnic…
The Chapter held its Annual Picnic at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare on June 20, 2015. Boxing Champ Boyd Melson was the guest speaker. He spoke about his fight to find a cure for spinal cord injury. All of the money Boyd receives from boxing goes straight to SCI research.

To get more information on Boyd and his fight go to
Some Questions About Social Security Benefits

Q: Can I return to work while getting Social Security disability benefits?

A: Yes, you can return to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits. There are special rules to help you get back to work without jeopardizing your benefits. You may be eligible for a nine month trial work period to test whether you can work.

Fluid or Retention: Why it Happens and Prevention…
CTSCIA Medical information

Edema is swelling caused by the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. The fluid collects under the skin within the tissues that are outside of the circulatory system (the system that carries blood through the body). Edema is most common in the feet and legs, but it can occur in the hands, arms, face, abdomen and around the lungs

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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 / /
  • DON’T LET UTI’S 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 - It’s 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 Center’s 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 - It’s 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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