Network News

July 2022

Spinal Network's mission is to support the employment and education of individuals with spinal cord injuries/diagnoses by providing the tools and community support to be successful in their work and personal lives.
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Hi {First Name},

Spinal Network wants to hear from you, what programs would you be interested in, what resources and information would be most helpful, what kinds of events would you be interested in coming out to. We've put together a very short survey, two to three minutes tops, but it will give us a better idea of what you want your organization to be, what programs, events and resources you want Spinal Network to provide and host. Please take a couple of minutes and I promise that throughout the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 we will do our best to make it happen.

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Rick Hayden

Executive Director

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Disability Pride is defined “as accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.” Disability Pride is an integral part of movement building and a direct challenge of systemic ableism and stigmatizing definitions of disability.

It is important for people with disabilities to be proudly visible in the community. The disability pride movement wants to present people with disabilities as people living their lives in plain view proud of their identity as being disabled.

Pride comes from celebrating our heritage, disability culture, the unique experiences that we have as people with disabilities, and the contributions that we can give to society.

This is going to be a great event, connect with JT at 619-852-6144 for more information

Adaptive Sports, Recreation &

Resource Fair 2022

What An Incredible Experience

Adaptive Kayaking was a big hit, many who tried it had never kayaked before. A newfound freedom. We also had adaptive fitness, boccia ball, tennis, pickleball, basketball, over the line and handcycling. Click the button below to view photos from the days events.

A special shout out to all of the volunteers, Sprouts Farmers Market for the water and fresh fruit and our partner, OMBAC (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club) for providing lunch to all that were there.

Check Out the Photo Gallery

Walk, Roll & Stroll

Check out the new locations

We have enjoyed meeting at South Shores Park on Mission Bay every other Saturday but now it is time to spread our wings a bit. We will add two new locations and rotate through them. Here are the three locations:

South Shores Park,

Mission Bay

Town Center Community Park,

Santee (will resume in October)

The Beach, 

(exact location is being worked on)

Our next Walk, Roll & Stroll get together will be Saturday, July 16th. Look for the email with location. We'll start walking, rolling and strolling at 10am, hope to see you there. If you have any questions, email

All are invited to participate!

Hope to see you there


United Spinals New LGTBQIA+ Discussion Group

Join us for Rolling with #Pride to meet other #wheelchair users in the LGBTQ+ community! Tuesday, June 7th @ 1:00 pm ET. Register:

A new podcast 3-4 times per month

We have a number of interesting and fun podcast in our library. Click on the button to go to our Podcast page where you can find the link to all of our podcasts on all available platforms.

We will post on social media when a new podcast is available.
Podcast Link

On our latest podcast, we discussed Mental Health

with Lindsey Elliott and Michaela Devins

"It's OK to Not Be OK"

Our mission is to build a world where inclusion is the norm, where education leads to employment, and where quality of life is elevated. MCAP will be a consistent and reliable resource and pillar of advocacy in the community.

Cure Medical Supports Medical Research

me+™ from ConvaTec Continence Care is a support program designed to help you navigate life using intermittent catheters. As a member of me+™, you have full access to several benefits:
• A team of WOC nurses and product specialists available by phone or email to answer questions and offer advice.
• Personalized product sampling helping to ensure you are using the best product for you and your cathing needs.
• The GentleCath™ Video Trainer, create your own personalized video guide with tips and advice tailored to your approach to cathing.
• me+ answers, an in-depth online resource for all your cathing questions.
• me+ community, highlighting real stories and experiences from intermittent catheter users.

Enroll Today
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