Mentoring and Support

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Southern Tier Independence Center – New York State

By working with you rather than for you, Southern Tier Independence Center respects your ability to know what’s best for you.

Wheelchair Health In Motion – Program For Increasing Quality Of Life

Wheelchair Health In Motion is a free, peer-driven program that helps increase quality of life and wellness for people with physical disability.

Independent Living Center of Mobile Alabama Peer Support

Contact 251-460-0301 Ext. 102 Mobile, Alabama Support Group activities include the following:Fellowship- to meet and socialize with other wheel chair peersCoping- coping with conditions related to spinal injuryGoals- life after spinal injuriesThe Support Group meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 1 to 3 [...]

Resource Center For Independent Living – Serving North Dakota & Minnesota

Serving Minnesota and North Dakota- Options IRCIL offers a large resource database for you to quickly and easily get the information you need. Information regarding topics such as Housing, Civil Rights, ADA, Pets and much more can be found here.

Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of United Spinal Association

The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter supports its spinal cord injury community thorugh peer mentoring, support groups, member outings, annual picnic, volunteering at the festivals as well as financial support for those in crisis, scholarships and seed funding grants to find a Cure.

Madison SCI – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

The mission of Madison SCI is to benefit and raise awareness of the community of people with spinal cord issues (injury, illness, & disease) and related conditions – including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and others.

The Here and Now Project, Washington State Chapter of United Spinal

The Washington State Chapter of United Spinal connects and empowers the paralysis community in the Pacific Northwest through support groups, community activities, annual gatherings, and educational programs.

United Spinal Association of Virginia – A Chapter of United Spinal

nited Spinal Association of Virginia supports and provides resources to people with spinal cord injury or disease and assists them in achieving their highest level of health, independence and quality of life.

United Spinal Association of Houston

The United Spinal Association of Houston family is a unified effort of passionate individuals committed to creating unique services and programs to ensure high quality lives after disability.

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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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.