United Spinal Association’s Advocacy Alliance was created when the wheelchair world realized that people were not getting the right equipment.

The Advocacy Alliance is made up of people who are invested in helping our community and improving the health, quality of life and independent living of people with disabilities.

We believe that the right wheelchair and other medical equipment and supplies are fundamental in maintaining health, quality of life and independence of people with disabilities. While we have been gaining momentum in getting recognition of complex rehab technology (CRT) or “the right equipment”, there are many other issues that affect the wheelchair user. From housing to transportation. From insurance coverage to employment. From access to the environment to having the same rights as anyone else.

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Why An Advocacy Alliance?

United Spinal Association’s Advocacy Alliance was created when the wheelchair world realized that people were not getting the right equipment.


Our mission is to help bring awareness to policy makers on how all of these issues affect us, the wheelchair user. In order to complete that mission, we need you! Without your stories as evidence for how policy affects you, change will NOT occur. We need your voices, your stories, your action.

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Your voice can help address these issues! To learn more about becoming an active participant in the Advocacy Alliance, please contact Jasey Cárdenas at jcardenas@unitedspinal.org.

Through our network of grassroots advocates–such as you and other users of mobility equipment–we work together to improve and change the system and if necessary, to become better self-advocates.

We connect regularly over the phone, webinars, email and social media regarding advocacy updates in the world of disability rights and policies along with the latest information from Washington, D.C.