United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
Our programs and services provide support and information to their loved ones, care providers and professionals.

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We are people living with a spinal cord injury or disease. We are family members, friends, businesses, medical facilities, and healthcare professionals.
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United Spinal’s goal is to enhance the quality of life of all Americans living with a spinal cord injury or disease and to promote independence and inclusion.
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United Spinal is actively involved in advocating for laws and regulations that are beneficial to paralyzed Americans and all people with disabilities.
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We Reached Over 5000 Individuals With A Spinal Cord Injury Or Disease In 2015. But We Need To Reach More In 2016!

United Spinal Updates

United Spinal Member Sues for Safe & Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty

United Spinal Association member employee and wheelchair user, David Heard, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Statue Cruises, LLC, for its failure to provide safe and lawful ferry access for wheelchair users, thereby violating the Americans [...]

Does My Vote Count?

Jenn Wolff Manager, United Spinal Advocacy Alliance If there ever was a year to get involved in politics, this is the year. The presidential election cycle is here – those of us who [...]

Farewell to Our Friend Finn Bullers

Bullers, who had lived with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, was a reporter for the Kansas City Star for nearly 15 years before he focused his time and energy on advocating for people living with disabilities across the country.

Chapter’s Persistence Rewarded With Neilsen Grant

Managing your weight as a wheelchair user is notoriously tricky. Writing a successful grant and getting it funded is never easy. The Northeast Ohio Chapter managed to find success by combining both difficult tasks.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter Debuts

After over two years in the works, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of United Spinal is off and wheeling. The chapter introduced itself to the world on Sept. 12 with a handcycling and barbecue event held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports.

Keeping up the Fight for Ride Sharing Access

United Spinal continues to be at the front of the battle to ensure Uber, the fast-growing ride share company, provides access for wheelers.

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