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SCI 2020 Community Input

By Kurt, 2018-12-13
 SCI 2020 Community Input

The Executive Council of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium has been asked by the NIH to provide input from our spinal cord injured community to help chart the future of funding for spinal cord injury research. Good thing to share with networks to reach people impacted by SCI: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCI2020

Your Input is Needed - Important Opportunity to Influence SCI Research

This is an opportunity for multiple SCI-led organizations, individuals living with SCI, and families/caregivers of people living with SCI to come together on a topic where TOGETHER we can have a stronger impact than alone.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest funder of SCI research in the United States, and perhaps the world.  Their funding also has the potential to impact other funding agencies inside and outside the United States.  The NIH is hosting a meeting in February 2019 bringing together the SCI research community and many other SCI research funding organizations from around the world.  According to the NIH meeting organizers:  
“The goal of the 'SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research' conference is to initiate discussion across the SCI research community to launch a new decade of research that disrupts traditional barriers and brings about collaborative efforts to address the key research questions in spinal cord injury research.  This conference is designed to be a comprehensive stakeholder’s meeting to bring diverse experience and voices together with this common goal.  The participants will be challenged to critically evaluate the state of the science, assess areas of scientific, technological and community readiness, and identify the collaborations needed to change the trajectory of research and clinical opportunities for people with SCI.”
The North American SCI Consortium has been asked to lead one session at this meeting to voice concerns of the community of people living with SCI and their families and caregivers.  Below are 3 questions/topic areas for this session.  We are seeking your input to bring forward during the session.  Your voice is important and we want it to be heard!
To participate in this survey you must have a spinal cord injury or be a family member or caregiver of someone living with SCI and be at least 18 years old.  It will take you between 5 and 10 minutes to provide your input.
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ADA Live produced Episode 63: Interdisciplinary Outreach in the Post-Secondary Environment: Nothing About Us Without Us

Welcome to "ADA Live!"

ADA Live!  is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

ADA Live! is produced by the Southeast ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

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Episode 63: Interdisciplinary Outreach in the Post-Secondary Environment: Nothing About Us Without Us

When: Wednesday - December 5, 2018 
Time [40 minutes]: 
1:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 12 noon (Central) | 11:00 a.m. (Mountain) | 10:00 a.m. (Pacific)


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Episode 64: The Movement 4 Improvement: 4 Wheel City


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 1:00 pm EST


This episode of ADALive! features hip-hop artists and disability rights advocates Namel “Tapwaterz” Norris and Ricardo “Rickfire” Velasquez with 4 Wheel City, The Movement for Improvement. Mr. Norris and Mr. Velasquez,, wheelchair riders as the result of gun violence, will talk about their entertainment and musical group 4 Wheel City. Their mission is to use hip-hop music and culture to create more opportunities for people with disabilities and inspire people not to give up in life. Additionally, 4 Wheel City demonstrates to the world that people with disabilities have talents, dreams, and deserve equality. 4 Wheel City performs original music as well as motivational speaking at hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, fundraisers, and events, all over the world.


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The Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities is currently accepting nominations for the Dan C. Johnson Award for Advocacy Excellence

Dan Johnson changed the landscape for people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Dan was a man of great strength with an unwavering commitment to full inclusion in all aspects of life for people with disabilities. As a person with a disability, he had a keen, first-person insight into the nature of barriers confronting people with disabilities and helped develop strategies to reduce them. Dan developed services in the private sector and influenced disability-related public policy that created equality and opportunity for all citizens in Wisconsin. While Dan lived most of his life with a disability, the full measure of who he was as a person was so much more. Dan was a superb husband, father, and grandfather. A role that brought him so much pure joy. He was affable and accessible. He was a model of human kindness, patience and forbearance.


Nomination forms are available at: https://gcpd.wisconsin.gov/index.htm.


Please email completed nomination forms for consideration by GCPD to: Sara.ODonnell@dhs.wisconsin.gov.



Best Regards,



Lisa Sobczyk


Office for Physical Disabilities and Independent Living

Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Phone: 608-266-9354

E-mail: Lisa.Sobczyk@dhs.wisconsin.gov 

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