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We have webinars bi-monthly, on topics ranging from research, spinal cord injury health & fitness, mental health and so much more.  To be included in our next webinar mailing, email angela [at], and we will be sure to send the information to you.  Check here for updates on upcoming webinars.



Research 101: Introduction to Research for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by Kaci Handlery, PT, DPT and Reed Handlery, PhD, DPT

Wednesday, June 16 at 6 PM EST

Kaci Handlery, PT, DPT is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina in 2015 and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She has over five years of clinical experience primarily treating individuals in the acute phase of recovery following traumatic injuries such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, and complex orthopedic injuries. She also served as a research physical therapist at the Motor Behavior and Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of South Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys hiking throughout the United States, searching for the best local doughnuts, and spending time with her dogs and husband.

Reed Handlery, PhD, DPT is a researcher and physical therapist, completing both of his degrees at the University of South Carolina. His research focus is health promotion and wellness in individuals with neurological diagnoses. Specifically, Dr. Handlery looks for ways of increasing physical activity in individuals with neurological injuries, including both group-based and individuals interventions.


Introduction to Service Dogs

Presented by Elizabeth Anderson, Executive Director of PAALS

Thursday, July 22 at 12:00 NOON EST


The Power of Writing and Vulnerability: Sharing Your SCI Story

Presented by Ryan Atkins
After flipping multiple times across the highway left him paralyzed below the neck, Ryan Atkins began sharing hope and inspiration with the growing community on his blog “Flat on My Back”. 

He has made it his mission to learn what it means to live with purpose no matter the circumstances. His new memoir, One Step Closer:
How a Life Altering Accident Led Me to Everything I Almost Missed, debuted as an Amazon bestseller.

Ryan is an avid reader, college basketball junkie, and lover of all spicy foods. He first had his eye on his wife Stephanie in their second-grade classroom.
They reconnected 13 years later following Ryan’s accident and married in 2016. They reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wednesday, August 4 at 6 PM EST


Gadgets that Help and Hinder

This interactive session will feature gadgets from those who use them most...You!

Bring your best and worst gadgets to the session and show what works.

Thursday, September 23 at 6 PM EST


The WINDS are blowing. Come back to see what sessions are coming next, or check out past webinars below


Past Webinars:

NORCLSCI - Virtual is the New Reality Series
a wonderful series for anyone with an SCI)

Center for Spinal Cord Injury

What to Know about Voting

Accessible Home Tour

MCMX Adaptive Skating with Tony Torres

Catheters, Catheters Everywhere: Know Whats Best for You 

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation: Just the Basics

A Talk with the SCI Doctor

Presentation on Pressure Injuries

UW Medicine SCI Research: Community Health Study

Disability Employment

Suicide Prevention

Holistic Health 

Wound Care in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

SCI and Bone Health

Nutrition and Weight Management