All posts by United Spinal Association

Mental Health Awareness Part 2



Brook McCall is joined by the amazing Dr. Dan Gottlieb. Dr. Gottlieb is a psychologist, author and for over 32 years he hosted a radio talk show. Dr. Gottlieb has lived as a quadriplegic for the last 40 years. In part two of our series Dr. Gottlieb shares his mental health insights from the perspective of a professional as well as someone living with a disability.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Dan Gottlieb, please take a look at his website here.

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United’s Pathways to Employment Part 3



This week we continue the United Spinal Pathways to Employment series. Barbara Kornblau is joined by Alex Jackson and Madeline DeAddio who will share their unique journeys back to work (into the work force, Alex was injured as an infant) after (with) a spinal cord injury.

United Spinal is a founding member of the Secure Work Coalition  which aims to protect and improve work incentive and benefits counseling programs within Social Security such as Ticket to Work (TTW) that help beneficiaries of Social Security disability programs to return to work. Coalition members, including disability advocacy and employment services organizations, provide return to work assistance and benefits counseling for the disability community. Find us on Facebook @SecureWorkCoalition

https://www.facebook.com/SecureWorkCoalition

United Spinal’s Pathways to Employment program is supported by the generous contributions of Coca Cola, Verizon, Genentech and Allsup.

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United’s Pathways to Employment Part 2



This week we continue the United Spinal Pathways to Employment series. Barbara Kornblau is joined by Chanelle Houston and Brian Denny who will share their journey back to work after spinal cord injury. They’ll discuss some of the accommodations made by their employers as well as interactions with colleagues upon returning to the work force.

United Spinal is a founding member of the Secure Work Coalition  which aims to protect and improve work incentive and benefits counseling programs within Social Security such as Ticket to Work (TTW) that help beneficiaries of Social Security disability programs to return to work. Coalition members, including disability advocacy and employment services organizations, provide return to work assistance and benefits counseling for the disability community. Find us on Facebook @SecureWorkCoalition

https://www.facebook.com/SecureWorkCoalition

United Spinal’s Pathways to Employment program is supported by the generous contributions of Coca Cola, Verizon, Genentech and Allsup.

Credit: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com


United’s Pathways to Employment



Steve Harris and Brad Huempfner join this week’s host Barbara Kornblau to talk about their specific journeys back to the workforce after a spinal cord injury. On this episode of “Pathways to employment” you’ll hear from these two wheelers who were fortunate enough to receive a lot of support from their respective employers during their journey back to work.

United Spinal is a founding member of the Secure Work Coalition  which aims to protect and improve work incentive and benefits counseling programs within Social Security such as Ticket to Work (TTW) that help beneficiaries of Social Security disability programs to return to work. Coalition members, including disability advocacy and employment services organizations, provide return to work assistance and benefits counseling for the disability community. Find us on Facebook @SecureWorkCoalition

https://www.facebook.com/SecureWorkCoalition

United Spinal’s Pathways to Employment program is supported by the generous contributions of Coca Cola, Verizon, Genentech and Allsup.

Credit: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com


Meet Janne Kouri of Nextstep Fitness



Imagine riding up to 60 miles per day on a wheelchair, with much of those miles on busy roads and freeways. Now imagine doing that everyday for 2 months! On this episode of United on Wheels we’ll talk to Janne Kouri, the president and founder of Nextstep Fitness who is doing just that! Why you ask? He’s undertaken this journey to raise awareness about the needs of people with spinal cord injury and to raise funds for Nextstep Fitness recovery centers! He joins us from Oklahoma City on his way to our nation’s capital! Listen to this amazing and inspiring wheeler as he joins our host Ian Ruder on this episode of United On Wheels.