Lindsey Overman and her daughter are attempting to break the world record for longest line of moving wheelchairs. The current record is 351. The event will take place on April 6, 2019 at the University of Central Arkansas HPER Center in Conway, AR [Google Maps link]. Attendees can use any type of wheelchair and the person does not have to utilize a chair. Anyone can use a wheelchair and participate as well.
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The Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation presents Shooting for a Cause!
The shooting trap will benefit children and adults with SCI/D. This event will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Arkansas Game & Fish Trap Shooting Complex.
ALL PROCEEDS support ASCF spinal cord injuries / disabilities, services and education opportunities. ASCF is a nonprofit organization.
Interested in making a Rollin' Razorbacks game this season?
The Arkansas Chapter of the United Spinal Association is hosting an Adaptive Recreation Expo on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will be held at The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant, AR (Google Maps link). The park is located at 6401 Boone Rd, Bryant, AR 72022. Attendees will have an opportunity to try adaptive equipment and participate in Wheelchair Basketball, Scuba Diving, Handcycling, Golf, Tracker Chairs, and more. For more info, please contact Tyler Rollins at 479-747-0217 or email@example.com.
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The Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission is pleased to announce that it will hold its biennial spinal cord injury/disability conference on Friday, September 7, 2018. The conference will be held in the Grand Hall of the Campus Center Building on the Pulaski Technical College North
Little Rock campus located at 3000 West Scenic Drive. (Google Maps link).
The 2018 Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury/Disability Conference is presented by Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission and Baptist Health.
This year’s conference features informative presentations by regional and model system experts, and exhibits from national, regional, and local exhibitors.
This conference will offer exciting presenters speaking on topics relevant to those living with a spinal cord injury or disability as well as every level of healthcare professional, including:
Registration is currently open and costs $60 for healthcare professionals and $20 for students. A small online convenience fee will apply. There is no cost to attend for ASCC clients and one family member or caretaker. However, clients, family members, or caretakers who wish to receive continuing education credit must pay to register as a healthcare professional. The conference will be held on Pulaski Technical College’s North Little Rock Campus (3000 West Scenic Drive) in the Campus Center Building - Grand Hall. For more information about the conference program, continuing education credit or contact hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If your Agency/Organization would like to be a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2018 conference, please fill out the application found at the link below.
Vendor/Exhibitor space at this event is highly limited. Applications will be reviewed to select those vendors/exhibitors who are most closely aligned to stated conference outcomes. Reservations will be confirmed after a review of applications. Sponsors/Exhibitors/Vendors will be invoiced for the appropriate fee upon acceptance of their application.
The Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation (ASCF) is hosting the annual Trap Shoot on April 21, 2018 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, AR (Google Maps link). All proceeds support ASCF services and benefit adults and children with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.
Early bird pre-registration must be received by April 1, 2018 to be eligible for early bird savings. To register, save/download a copy of the 2018 Trap Shoot Registration Form [PDF], fill it out, and submit via email to Mandy Carmack, email@example.com.
If you would like to sponsor the event, save/download a copy of the 2018 Trap Shoot Sponsorship Form [PDF], fill it out, and submit via email to Mandy Carmack, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Symposium
May 21-22, 2018
Hot Springs Convention Center
Entry fee into this year’s pageant is $150 which includes one night’s stay at the luxurious LR Marriott on the river; lunch on Friday; Semi-Formal dinner on Friday night followed by an 80’s dance party on the top floor of the LR Marriott with panoramic views overlooking the river, lit bridges and downtown; breakfast on Saturday; hair and makeup Saturday; as well as a host of informative workshops.
Booth rental is also available during the event for $200. Booths can be set up Friday and remain through the crowning ceremony on Saturday afternoon. All checks for MWAR 2018 should be made payable to Ms. Wheelchair Arkansas and mailed to attention Pam Garner at 6916 Oxford Drive, White Hall, AR 71602.
If you have any questions or would like to place an ad in this year’s program, please contact Pam Garner via email at email@example.com.
Brain Injury Survivor's Day Celebration
March 15, 2018: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church
Google Maps link
This event is free for brain injury survivors and their guests!
Please RSVP by calling 501-526-7521 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event features include music therapy, pet therapy, free lunch, door prizes, informative speakers, and helpful resources.
As published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Spinal Connection newsletter:
A Bill subtitled The Van Accessible Parking Act (HB 1882) was brought forth by Representative Mayberry. This bill is now known as ACT 799. Do not let the word “Van” confuse you since a “Van” is NOT required. Let me explain a little bit. This bill defines authorized parking use of a Van-accessible parking space via a Van-accessible parking decal. It also specifically defines that the vehicle authorized to park in the Van Accessible Parking space must be used to transport a person with limited or no use of his or her legs and uses a wheelchair, a three or four wheeled scooter, a four-wheeled walker with a seat or similar device. With the use of any of these types of medical devices, you need the extra space created within the Van Accessible Parking space to open your doors wider for transfer and maneuvering. Effective November 13, 2017, you will need to visit your local healthcare provider to obtain a certification that shows you meet the requirement to use the Van Accessible Parking space. This will allow you to obtain the Van Accessible Parking decal from your local Revenue Department to affix in the left side window of your license plate. There will be a sticker for the placard/hang-tag as well. This is important since enforcement of the law goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
If you are a client of the Commission and would like to make a suggestion or provide us with positive or constructive feedback, we would be glad to hear your thoughts! You may choose to remain anonymous or identify yourself in order to be contacted regarding your feedback. Please click the link below to begin the short questionnaire. Thank you for your time.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. are hosting an event to discuss changes to Medicaid home care programs.
From the flyer:
Learn about the Medicaid ARChoices program, the new computer program the state is using, and how to fight cuts in your hours. The event will be held on August 25 from 1-3pm at the Main Library (Darragh Center) located at 100 S. Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201. Free parking is available and the event will be accessible.
If you can't be there in person, the event will be live-streamed on Facebook at Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation (ASCF) announces the Sandra Turner Memorial Scholarships for 2017 with a “CALL FOR APPLICATIONS.” We encourage those wanting to further their education to apply. ASCF’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with spinal cord injuries and those who live with challenges associated with spinal cord diseases such as Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Spinal Spondylosis.
Applications are due by July 31, 2017 for this year and July 31, 2018 for next year. We encourage any individual with a spinal cord disability who is enrolled or planning to enroll in college or vocational/technical school to take this opportunity to apply for assistance. Please review the Scholarship Announcement document for eligibility requirements. If eligible, use the application form below to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Mandy at email@example.com.
Please note: If you are unable to type in the application form, you will need to save a copy of the application to your computer and open it using Adobe Reader.
Do you or someone you know have a severe mobility impairment &/or a life-threatening illness?
Southern Sportsmen Foundation is pleased to announce their 2017 hunt schedule for whitetail deer. This hunt is for individuals that have a severe mobility impairment &/or a life-threatening illness.
The youth “Hunt of a Lifetime” will be held near Mineral Springs, AR October 27th through October 29th, 2017 at Starch Creek Hunting Club. This event is for youth hunters up to 18 years old.
Youth hunters must be able to arrive by 3:00 PM on October 26th for a pre-hunt orientation & must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian.
The adult hunt nicknamed the “Redneck Safari” will be held near Foreman, AR November 15th through 17th, 2017.
Adult hunters must be able to arrive by 11:00 AM on November 15th and are welcome to bring a non-hunting companion. Six (6) disabled hunters and two (2) alternates will be drawn for this event.
Every year hunter’s have had numerous shot opportunities with most hunters bagging a deer.
For both hunts lodging, meals & license will be provided by the foundation. However, hunters will be responsible for their travel expense. Hunters born after December 31, 1968 & at least 16 years old must possess a valid hunter’s safety card.
All hunt applications must be received by September 15, 2017. Hunters chosen will be notified by September 30, 2017. For your convenience an application is attached to this message or you may go to our website at www.sharingtheoutdoors.com
For more information contact Mike Cranford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not apply for this hunt unless you are serious about attending.
The 2017 Brain Injury Conference will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday, August 11th at the Benton Event Center in Benton, AR. The conference will focus on Management and Treatment Issues.
The Brain Injury Conference is sponsored by CHI St. Vincent*, Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program, and NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge. The conference is appropriate for nurses, therapists, case managers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals. The cost to attend is $50 and participants will receive 6 CEUs.
Featured speakers include:
For more information, please contact Karolyn Thompson at email@example.com.
Register online at 2017braininjuryconference.eventbrite.com.
*CHI St Vincent is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).
The Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation (ASCF) is hosting the annual Trap Shoot on April 22, 2017 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, AR. All proceeds support ASCF services and benefit adults and children with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.
Early bird pre-registration must be received by April 1, 2017 to be eligible for early bird savings. To register, click here to view and print the 2017 Trap Shoot Registration Form [PDF].
If you would like to sponsor the event, please click here to view and print the 2017 Trap Shoot Sponsorship Form [PDF].
Thriving in the Community
Join the Survivors' Day Celebration during Brain Injury Awareness Month on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Please be sure to see the event flyer below for details.
The text of the flyer is printed below for screen readers:
Thriving in the Community
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Survivors' Day Celebration
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church, Horne Hall, 501 N Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211
Join us for this exciting event to celebrate and empower survivors of traumatic brain injury.
Exciting Speakers! Free Lunch! Door Prizes! Vendors, Exhibitors, and Resources!
Sessions include: Pet Therapy! Music Therapy! Helpful Apps!
This event is free for survivors of brain injury and their families. Lunch will be provided at no cost to participants.
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Disability Rights Arkansas at (800) 482-1174 by Thursday, March 23, 2017.
The Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation (ASCF) occasionally has vans donated. If interested, please apply using the form below. If you have questions, please contact Mandy at (501) 247-1977 for more information.
Mail the completed application to:
Arkansas Spinal Cord Foundation
P.O. Box 242486
Little Rock, AR 72223-0026
The Arkansas Rollin' Razorbacks is having a Super Bowl Party fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Sherwood Forest. Details:
Sherwood Forest is located at 1111 W Maryland Ave, Sherwood, AR 72120.
Event Flyer [PDF Link]
Head over to our Facebook page and check out the photos from the 2015 Spina Bifida Christmas Party!
Southern Sportsmen Foundation is pleased to announce their 2015 hunt schedule for whitetail deer. This hunt is for individuals that have a severe mobility impairment and/or a life-threatening illness.
The youth “Hunt of a Lifetime” will be held near Mineral Springs, AR November 6th through November 8th, 2015 at Starch Creek Hunting Club. This event is for youth hunters up to 18 years old.
Youth hunters must be able to arrive by 3:00 PM on November 5th for a pre-hunt orientation & must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian.
The adult hunt nicknamed the “Redneck Safari” will be held near Foreman, AR November 18th through 20th, 2015.
Adult hunters must be able to arrive by 11:00 AM on November 13th and are welcome to bring a non-hunting companion. Six (6) disabled hunters and two (2) alternates will be drawn for this event. Every year hunter’s have had numerous shot opportunities with most hunters bagging a deer.
For both hunts lodging, meals & license will be provided by the foundation. However, hunters will be responsible for their travel expense. Hunters born after December 31, 1968 & at least 16 years old must possess a valid hunter’s safety card. All hunt applications must be received by September 1, 2015. Hunters chosen will be notified by September 30, 2015.
Please only apply for a hunt if you are serious about attending.
For more information contact Mike Cranford at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sharingtheoutdoors.com.
The Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission wants to wish you Happy Holidays! Check out the decorations by ASCC employees!
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The Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission’s Accessible Parking Taskforce encourages any concerned citizen to help us identify accessible parking abusers. Anyone interested in may complete an Accessible Parking Violation Complaint Report when you witness a parking violation. Submit forms to Patti Rogers via email to email@example.com, via fax to 501-296-1787, or via mail to 1501 N. University, STE 470, Little Rock, AR 72207. Click here to complete the view, save, or print the form.
This holiday season brings awareness of accessible parking abuse and laws. Please view our official press release!
Competitors came early and braved the rain. Dozens of trap shooters competed to raise money for those with spinal cord injuries. "To provide scholarships for clients with spinal chord disabilities," said Patti Rogers, the executive director of the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission. "And want to go back to further their education."
For more information view the full story on Arkansas Matters.