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Upcoming FREE Webinars

United Spinal Association is hosting several FREE webinars as a part of their webinar series. You can find more information on their website at

ADA Training Webinars
Puerto Rico Building Codes–March 23, 1pm-3pm EST (Click Here For Details)
Virgin Islands Building Codes–March 30, 1pm-3pm EST (Click Here For Details)

United Spinal Association’s Accessibility Services program is teaming up with Cornell University’s Northeast ADA Center to host free Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training webinars.

In conjunction with the Northeast ADA Center, Accessibility Services will host four live, instructor-led on-line programs that will provide attendees with an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

The webinars focus on the areas where accessibility requirements found in the 2010 Building Code of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands differ from federal accessibility requirements.

They will highlight the effective dates for the new regulations to ensure that design and building professionals are aware of their obligations under the law. The differences between the 1991 ADAAG and the newly release 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design will also be covered.


Domestic Violence and Disability
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This webinar will explore the intersection of domestic violence and disability. Information will be provided about programming and services available at Barrier Free Living, Inc. and the importance of specialized programming for survivors of domestic violence living with intellectual and developmental (IDD), physical and/or psychiatric disabilities.

Click here to register.


Eliminating Medicare Restrictions
Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT

Medicare has undertaken many changes to therapy services, prescription drug coverage and medical equipment purchases critical to beneficiaries with disabilities. These changes have serious impacts on the accessibility, affordability and quality of needed care. This webinar describes those issues within the Medicare program that impact you.

Click here to register.


Financial Planning and Your Child
April 5, 3pm-4pm (EST)
Speaker: Chris Jones, CFP; Center for Wealth Preservation

This webinar will discuss the role of Special Needs Trusts, both first party and second party trusts and the various options on how they might be funded.

Click here to register.


What You Need to Know About SSDI and Medicare
Wednesday, April 18, 3pm-4pm (EST)
Speaker: Tai Venuti, MPH, Manager of Strategic Alliances–Allsup, Inc.

This presentation is designed for people who have questions about filing for Social Security Disability insurance SSDI benefits and subsequent Medicare eligibility. It includes a brief history of SSDI, explains the three main SSDI eligibility criteria and the five steps in the SSDI application process, and describes the full range of benefits that come with SSDI, including Medicare eligibility. Becoming eligible for Medicare means reliable access to healthcare, however, understanding how your options work and comparing all the plans available can be frustrating and confusing. This presentation will provide information on the steps you should take when deciding how to use your Medicare benefits. We’ll educate you on all the parts of Medicare – Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, plus Medigap – and what they mean to you. We’ll also let you know what you should think about when considering a Medicare plan.

Click here to register.


The Ins and Outs of Manual Wheelchairs–Matching the Wheelchair to Your Life
Thursday, April 26, 2pm-3:15pm (EST)
Speaker: Ann Eubank, LMSW, OTR/L, ATP; VP Community Initiatives–UsersFirst, a program of United Spinal Association

UsersFirst is hosting a webinar in the structure of radio show where a wheelchair expert will answer any and all of your manual wheelchair questions. We will get into the specifics of the manual wheelchair: the different types, sizes, weights, wheel sizes, backs, seats, wheel position, the best way to push a wheelchair, etc. You name it and we will talk about it.

If you want, tell us your questions or issues prior to the show and we will address them live on the air. Drop us an email at Registration info coming soon!


Contact Ziggi Landsman at United Spinal for more information.

Ziggi Landsman
VP of Online Relations
United Spinal Association

Note: The text used is directly from United Spinal Association email and website.

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