Tag Archives: Mark Odum

I’m Exceptional – and I Have Research to Thank for It

For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC’s director Mark Odum reflects on his own injury and what it means to live beyond expectations. In 1974, I dove into a backyard swimming pool and my life changed completely. I became … Continue reading

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Soy excepcional – Y tengo que agradecer a la investigación por ello

Para el Mes Nacional de Concientización de Lesión de la Médula Espinal, el director de NARIC, Mark Odum, refleja sobre su propia lesión y lo que significa vivir más allá de las expectativas. En 1974, me zambullí en una piscina … Continue reading

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Director Mark Odum Reflects on the ADA at 29: Still Changing Lives

Twenty-nine years ago this month, I sat on the White House lawn watching history in the making. George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that launched a new era in the civil rights of people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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El director Mark Odum reflexiona sobre la ADA a los 29 años: Sigue cambiando vidas

Hace veintinueve años este mes, me senté en el césped de la Casa Blanca viendo cómo se desarrollaba la historia. George H. W. Bush firmó la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés), que inició una … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury – Looking Back and Looking Forward

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC Director Mark Odum shares his insight on the past and future of spinal cord injury. More than 40 years ago I broke my neck diving into and hitting my head … Continue reading

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Lesión de la médula espinal – Mirando hacia atrás y mirando hacia adelante

En honor del Mes Nacional de Concientización de Lesiones de la Médula Espinal, el Director de NARIC, Mark Odum, comparte su visión sobre el pasado y el futura de la lesión de la médula espinal. Hace más de 40 años, … Continue reading

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#BecauseOfTheADA – Thoughts from Our Director

Twenty-four years ago this month, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA remains a landmark piece of civil rights legislation and has influenced similar legislation around the world, including the United Nations … Continue reading

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