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Disability Rights Action Center


United Spinal Association encourages everyone to get involved and be an advocate and activist. We can facilitate change but only if we actively pursue it.

Advocacy Resources

Mobilize with us by adding your name to our Grassroots Advocacy Network. The Grassroots Advocacy Network is for those advocates who want to be on the cutting edge of change.

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ADVOCACY ACTIONS

Save Our Medical Supplies

Prescribed medical supplies such as urological and ostomy products should continue to be excluded from competitive bidding program under Medicare.

Support the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities

United Spinal supports the Disability Integration Act (S. 910/H.R. 2472) which specifies in Federal Statute that people with disabilities have a federally protected right to a real choice in how and where they receive community services and supports.

Your Air Travel Rights

As United Spinal’s President and CEO, Jim Weisman, has said, “Fourteen thousand barriers harming wheelchair users who just want to fly like everyone else, sends one loud and clear message, Congress has more work to do.”

ADVOCACY UPDATES

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.