Chapters in New York

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United Spinal Chapters in New York

United Spinal Association Chapters in the State of New York provide services to the Spinal Cord Injury & Disability Community by promoting inclusion and independence as well as offering participatory programs, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering guidance and support to their communities.

Chapters in New York are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them within the State of New York.

Wheels With Wings – Western NY Chapter of United Spinal Association

Wheels With Wings - Western NY Chapter of United Spinal Association is a recognized 501©3 nonprofit organization developed to assist individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and their families, to Rise Above and recover from this catastrophic injury.

Rochester Spinal Association – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

ochester Spinal Association has been in existence for over 20 years helping to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease. We achieve this by being a resource to those with injury and disease, by providing recreational and social opportunities.

NYC Spinal – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

NYC Spinal, a 501(c)3, serves the community by sharing knowledge, promoting awareness and injury prevention, advocating for disability rights and providing financial assistance and emotional support to survivors of spinal cord injury and their families.

Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal Association

The Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal Association is committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.

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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