Triumph Foundation Blog Archives for March 2017

FREE Sled Hockey Clinic

March 23, 2017

Wheelchair Over The Line Tournament in San Diego

March 23, 2017

Join Casa Colina's Outdoor Adventures Program on their Next ADVENTURE!

March 23, 2017

The Campaign for Disability Employment

March 22, 2017

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

What can YOU do?

YOU can support the Campaign for Disability Employment’s “What can YOU do?” initiative and play an important role in improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

“What can YOU do?” is a positive outreach initiative aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities by challenging common misperceptions. It sends a clear message: people with disabilities want to work and their talents and abilities benefit businesses both financially and organizationally. By implementing good workplace practices, such as maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities. All it takes is recognizing the value they add to the workplace and fostering a work culture welcoming of the talents of all individuals. We encourage organizations of all sizes and in all industries to join our effort.

Four Things YOU Can Do

There are many ways to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and show your support for the “What can YOU do?” initiative. Here are four things you can do now:

RJ Mitte is a participant in the "Who I Am" PSA 1. Hire, Retain and Advance People with Disabilities. Businesses that are inclusive of people with disabilities – in hiring, retention and advancement – benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills, and creative business solutions. Additionally, fostering a work environment that is flexible and open to the talents of all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, actually promotes workplace success for everyone.
Meg Guilford is a participant in the "Who I Am" PSA 2. Be a Mentor. Be a mentor by inspiring youth with disabilities to achieve their career aspirations. It is important that each individual is valued for his or her skills and talents, and that youth with disabilities are supported and encouraged to dream big when it comes to developing career goals. Today’s youth will be tomorrow’s leaders. And if you are a youth with a disability, tell us what you WILL do!
Ron Drach, a participant in the 'Who I Am' PSA 3. Share the “CAN-Do” Spirit. Help us by telling others about the CDE and the “What can YOU do?” initiative. We encourage you to use our public service announcements, accompanying discussion guides, posters and other materials, all included in the CDE’s online CDE Toolkits, to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities in your business and community. Learn how our supporters are using the CDE’s tools to share the “CAN-Do” spirit!
Elizabeth Kumar is a participant in the Who I Am PSA 4. Link to Us. Link to the CDE on your Web site to show your support for the “What can YOU do?” initiative and provide your visitors with easy access to disability employment information and resources. Various link options are available, including a badge to proudly display your organization’s support for the CDE.

UCLA Bladder Study

March 22, 2017

This study is looking at the effects of non-invasive transcutaneous magnetic stimulation on DSD (detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia). Overall the study will look at whether this intervention helps to improve volitional urination and decrease frequency of catheterization. The treatment will be twice a week at UCLA for approximately 1 year. Several people that we’ve talked to don’t know if they truly have DSD (sometimes called a neurogenic bladder), which is fine. If they have the symptoms of not being able to volitionally void due to increased urethral pressure, then we’ll perform a video urodynamics study to confirm DSD prior to the beginning of the study.

Inclusion Criteria:

1.     Male

2.     Age 18-75

3.     At least 1 year post injury

4.     Non-progressive SCI at C2-T8

5.     ASIA A-B

6.     Neurogenic Bladder requiring CISC (clean intermittent self-catheterization)

Exclusion Criteria:

1.     History of autonomic dysreflexia

2.     Ventilator dependency

3.     Musculoskeletal dysfunction (current fracture or infection)

4.     Clinically significant depression

5.     Ongoing drug abuse

6.     Received Botox injection

7.     Previous bladder surgery

8.     Significant cardiopulmonary disease

For more information contact Josh Chambers JChambers@mednet.ucla.edu