Stepping Forward-Staying Informed Evening Lecture Series


Molly Sebo, PT & Marie Davis, DPT


Understanding the NeuroRecovery Network and How it Benefits Individuals with SCI

Wednesday July 14, 2010
6:30 PM
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord St.
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

For More information or to register go to:

Or register by calling  617-638-7314

Registration Fee: $10.00 Per person if received by 7/7/2010 (there is no fee for PCA’s to attend)
Registration at the door or after 7/7/2010 will be charged a late fee.
There will be an NSCIA SCI support group meeting immediately preceding this lecture. The support group will begin at 4:30PM.  A family support group will be offered at the same time as the SCI support group. Please check in at lecture registration for both groups.

Parking is available for a fee in the Albany St. Garage and at meters around campus..


Legislation that includes over $600 Million in extended federal health care funding for Massachusetts failed on Wednesday June 16, 2010 in the US Senate on a 45-52 test vote. The bill is still alive and could win more votes depending on the outcome of continuing policy talks in Washington. The seems to be discussion on the bill’s content which might lead to more votes on the bill by the end of this week, with a cloture vote possible Friday June 18, 2010 and/or a final vote on the bill possibly Friday or Saturday, June 18 or June 19, 2010. The bill covers spending set to begin in Massachusetts by July 1, 2010. Senator Brown has still not given his support on this bill, and we need to educate him that this will negatively affect, and seriously hurt, people with disabilities and seniors in Massachusetts. Please call Senator Brown today, tomorrow, Saturday and let him know you are a voter, and he needs to represent your point of view on this. Thank you!.

North East Transwomens Alliance (NETA) in association with PRISM Health Organization upcoming event


Sunday, June 27th from 10am to 12pm


Bare Escentuals Boutique

Address:  RT 128 North & RT 114 East Peabody MA, 01960

Entrance to the right of Joe’s Bar & Grill will be open. Continue straight & take a left into the new wing.  We are on the left, immediately after Godiva.

Let the Bare Escentuals Babes show you how to achieve your ultimate “Glam” look.  They will take you through the steps from skincare to color, so that you can apply your minerals like a pro!


RSVP to Kris @ (978) 817-1635 during our Boutique hours of operation from 10am to 9pm. Spaces are limited and a light brunch will be served!


We look forward to hearing from you!


MA Needs FMAP Support From Senator Brown

Over the past few weeks ILCNSCA has received many alerts regarding the impact that the Health Reform Act may have on revenues and thus services for individuals with disabilities and seniors. Some of the news has been positive. Recently it was brought to our attention that a problem exists in the Health Reform Act that unless fixed by Congress will mean a loss of needed revenue to the Commonwealth as soon as July 1, 2010. This problem is that there needs to be a continuation of Federal Medical Assistance Percentages, known as FMAP, to address projected costs built in to our existing services and supports that will in the future be addressed under the Health Reform Act. Without passage of this FMAP amendment, over $600 Million dollars will need to be cut from the MA budget, along with those services that would be funded under those programs, as well as many other programs. Senator Kerry and Congressman Tierney are in support of this amendment. Senator Brown has refused to give his support, citing the need to be fiscally responsible and prevent the debt from increasing.  Please follow this link to article in Globe on this and make your decision. Contact Senators Kerry, Brown and Congressman Tierney and please let them know what you want them to do. ILCNSCA has already spoken with Senator Kerry and Congressman Tierney’s offices and thanked them for their support on FMAP. We have spoken with Senator Brown’s office and left messages for him that we want his support on this. Thank you!

Disability Policy CONSORTIUM Exchange & Empowerment

Please join the Disability Policy Consortium, local Disability Commissions, and others interested in disability advocacy as we come together for an evening to share your ideas, your successes and your future! Learn what works, what doesn’t and how to improve access for all in your community!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wilmington Public Library

175 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA


Pizza and refreshments will be served!


With so many of you out there fighting the same battles and hitting the same walls, it’s time to get together and share your triumphs and successes. Each of you has something to give that we can all benefit from. We would like to get that started – please join us.


Please RSVP to Robyn Powell by June 24 at or 617-542-3522.


Please let us know by June 24 if you need any accommodations, such as ASL Interpreters, CART or alternate formats for handouts.