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Community News and Events
Working 2 Walk Symposium
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis looks forward to bringing the Working 2 Walk Symposium to Boston for the first time in 2013. The Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium is held in different states each year. It brings together research scientists, practitioners, investors, SCI survivors and family members in an effort to foster knowledge, collaboration, and power for all of the stakeholders committed to achieving a cure for spinal cord injury.For more information on symposium and hotel registration, speakers, etc., visit the Unite 2 Fight Paralysis website.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
The Abilities Expo features three days of cutting-edge products and services, interesting workshops, and interactive activities for people of all disabilities, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/boston/index.html.
Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration Day
Boston City Hall Plaza
A celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA– Join us as we celebrate the landmark civil rights law for people with disabilities. The event features remarks by Mayor Thomas Menino, food, music, t-shirts (while supplies last), and fun! Also, learn about getting involved in civic activities like voting, visiting your City Councilors, and take a tour of Boston City Hall. ASL, CART, wheelchair access, and large print materials are available. For more information, visit www.cityofboston.gov/disability. Groups of 6 or more and anyone needing individual accommodations, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-635-3682 or 617-635-2541 TTY.
The Getting It Right Conference on Disaster Relief:
Shelter and Transportation Accessibility for People with Disabilities
The Shepherd Center
Hosted by Portlight Strategies
Community Forum on Disability Issues
Boston City Hall, Room 900
An open forum where community residents will be able to talk about their accessibility concerns and hear updates from Boston’s Disability Commissioner, department staff, and members of the Boston Disability Commission Advisory Board. Talk about the issues, share your concerns, meet others involved in the disability community, and have some refreshments. ASL, CART, wheelchair access, and large print materials are available. For more information, see the flyer or visit www.cityofboston.gov/disability. Groups of 6 or more and anyone needing individual accommodations, please contact: email@example.com or call 617-635-3682 or 617-635-2541 TTY.
Join QUPT SCI SIG of Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, as we raise money for spinal cord injury. Sunday, April 14 from 10:00am- 1:00pm. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet athletes, staff and coaches already involved in adaptive sports. Get the first preview of the full 2013 Sports Association Calendar of Events and register for the sports you’re interested in for the spring and summer. Call 203-284-2772 to register. This free event is sponsored by the Sports Association and is made possible by the Gaylord Golf Classic.
WHEN: March 16, 2013 from 6pm
’till the clock strikes midnight
WHERE: Hyatt Harborside Hotel
TICKETS: $100 per person
Black Tie Optional
Join the Greater Boston Chapter of the NSCIA (GBC NSCIA) as it celebrates its 21st year at the RISE Above Paralysis Gala.
The event promises to be an exceptional evening, bringing together individuals with spinal cord injury, family members, health care professionals and benefactors to celebrate the work of the GBC and to honor individuals and groups who have had a positive impact on the SCI community.
For more information about the event including tickets, sponsorship opportunities, etc., please visit http://www.sciboston.com/.
NSCIA CT Gala
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association- Connecticut Chapter (NSCIA-CT), in collaboration with the Christopher Reeve Foundation will host the 4th Annual Twilight Gala on Saturday March 9, 2013. The event will be held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT from 6:30 pm until Midnight.
The Twilight Gala & Auction is a great opportunity for you and/or your company to show your support for people with spinal cord injury and disabilities.
For more information on purchasing tickets, sponsorship opportunities, hotel accommodations, auction item donations, and more, please visit http://sciact.org/twilight_gala.asp.