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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United Spinal¹s Spinal Cord Resource Center connects you with a wealth of spinal cord injury and disease information and services.
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United Spinal Updates

At Work, It’s What People Can Do That Matters

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and all members of United Spinal Association are encouraged to participate.

International Photographer Focuses Lens on Living with Disability––Donates Work to United Spinal

Barbara Gracner, a photographer from Slovenia recently spent time with United Spinal, to raise awareness on issues facing people living with disability.

September Is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

When someone is spinal cord injured, there can be a great deal of uncertainty and an overwhelming amount of questions. But the fact is there are many people living with SCI that are achieving extraordinary […]

Common Mistakes of Accessible Parking Abusers

There are lots of issues and policies that need to be addressed but I think the most common, day-to-day problems revolve around accessible parking.

The Advocacy Commitment

If you were to look for the traditional definition of “Advocacy”, you would likely come across meanings that read something like this- public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy. It sounds […]

Barbara Benevento Honored as United Spinal’s Employee of the Decade

When talking to Barbara Benevento, one thing is abundantly clear: she would love to still be working for United Spinal Association. The recent recipient of United Spinal’s Employee of the Decade Award retired in June […]