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.

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.

Roll on Capitol Hill

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 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill

Become A Sponsor
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An Annual Advocacy Event

An Opportunity To Unite

Coming Together

An Annual Advocacy Event

Joining Together
To Speak With One Voice

An Annual Advocacy Event

Takin' It To The Hill
Over 200 Times

Stating Our Case

An Annual Advocacy Event

Getting Down To Business With Legislators

An Annual Advocacy Event

The Spirit Of The Roll
We Can & We Will!

6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Legislative and Advocacy Conference
Sunday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, DC

Roll Agenda

  • Sunday June 11: Arrival and Welcome Reception
  • Monday June 12: Education Sessions, Speaker Panels and Presentations, Advocacy Training, Sponsor Expo
  • Tuesday June 13: Capitol Hill Meetings, Congressional Awards Reception
  • Wednesday June 14: Advocate Recognition Breakfastspacer

Why We Roll

How We Roll

Attendees—including many wheelchair users— come from United Spinal’s chapters and support groups nationwide and bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives. Following a day of policy and advocacy education, attendees spend a day on Capitol Hill making more than 200 individual meetings with their Congressional representatives.

Visual Tour

Roll on Capitol Hill photo album

Sponsorship Information

For more information contact:
AJ Assaadi
Director of Engagement
(703) 609-3666
















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