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

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 […]

United Spinal Supports Improved Health and Independence of Women with Disabilities in NYC

United Spinal Association was proud to co-sponsor the 6th Annual ‘From Within’ health conference for women living with physical disabilities.

United Spinal and Taxis For All Campaign Protest Uber’s Discriminatory Practices

United Spinal Association, Taxis For All Campaign and other wheelchair user advocates hold a "roll-in" to protest Uber vehicle inaccessibility.

Make All Uber Vehicles Wheelchair-Accessible and Do It Soon

James Weisman, United Spinal Association’s president and CEO recently contributed an op-ed to the NY Daily News blasting the e-hail giant Uber

United Spinal’s Jim Weisman Featured On NPR

Jim Weisman, United Spinal's president and CEO, was featured on an NPR story today about subway accessibility.