Cure SMA’s Newest Chapter is in Puerto Rico
Cure SMA [spinal muscular atrophy] has a new chapter in Puerto Rico, and the new community is off to a quick start.
In late January, more than 100 people celebrated the new chapter by holding Summit of Strength and Walk-n-Roll events.
In a Feb. 7 press release, Cure SMA said, “The half-mile Walk-n-Roll route was led by a police brigade and traditional Puerto Rican drummers and dancers, and Yojannies Guadalupe, a DJ and adult living with SMA, provided excellent music and entertainment.”
Contact the new chapter by e-mailing PuertoRico@curesma.org. Cure SMA, a non-profit dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families living with SMA, as well as to supporting potential SMA treatments and cures, now has 37 chapters throughout the United States.
CureSMA’s annual conference takes place June 6-9 in Austin, Texas.
ISWP Programme Manager Application Deadline Is Feb. 16
The deadline to apply for the position of Programme Manager for the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals is Feb. 16.
“The Programme Manager will support the Executive Director and Board to develop and to implement ISWP’s strategy to strengthen increased access to wheelchair provision and training globally,” the ISWP said in an announcement on the position. “He/she will manage ISWP’s targeted programmes/ projects and help to generate resources to support the sustainability of the organization. He/she will also support global level advocacy interventions to improve access to wheelchair services and equipment.”
More information on the position’s requirements and the application process is available on the ISWP’s Web site.
NMEDA Annual Conference Coming to Kansas City in October
Apologies, Chess Capital of the World. The annual conference for the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is actually taking place this year in Kansas City, Mo. (not in St. Louis, as we reported last week).
The educational, technology, and advocacy event is scheduled for Oct. 5-7. Registration opens in June. — Ed.