Jenn Wolff, a disability advocate, lobbyist and Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2011, has been selected to spearhead United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst program and its mission to ensure greater access to appropriate wheelchairs, mobility scooters and seating systems for people with disabilities nationwide. “As a new voice for UsersFirst, I hope to [...]
Heather Ansley Did you know that United Spinal Association has served veterans living with disabilities since its founding in 1946? United Spinal’s program, VetsFirst, represents the culmination of over 65 years of service to veterans and their families. We advocate for the programs, services and disability rights that [...]
Our Peer Mentor Training Program is going national! Support from peers or those who have overcome the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be an important component to a person’s recovery. Mentors can help people living with SCI re-evaluate their life/career goals and tackle day-to-day challenges. [...]
United Spinal Association is currently offering 35 grants up to $500.00 to peer support groups that assist people with SCI/D and promote independence and community integration.
United Spinal’s 2nd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: People with Disabilities Gather to Shape Health Care Policy
United Spinal Association and leaders from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 16-19 for Roll on Capitol Hill, to directly express to legislators the need for greater access to health care, wheelchairs, and policymakers -- critical to the health and [...]
United Spinal Association has appointed a new Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC) to offer guidance and expertise in assisting people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) locate the very best resources to maximize their quality of life. The MSAC is comprised of representatives of the multidisciplinary SCI/D [...]
United Spinal's grassroots advocacy program UsersFirst has developed a new Mobile Registration Form to rally wheelchair users and disability advocates in the fight to challenge disability policies and improve access to mobility equipment. The form will help UsersFirst mobilize wheelchair users, when needed, to address private, state and federal policy [...]
Children with Disabilities Get a Chance to Shine at United Spinal's 8th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular
Children with disabilities get a chance to shine at United Spinal's 8th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular.