United Spinal Association

From our mission to our financials
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Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). More
Our leaders are dedicated to advancing the organization's principles and goals and to achieving the highest level of service to the spinal cord injury community. More
History and Quick Facts
Formed by paralyzed veterans, United Spinal has been serving the SCI community since 1948. More
United Spinal Annual Report. Read the report
United Spinal Financial Statement. View the statement

Services and Outreach

What we do at United Spinal
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United Spinal's services enable people living with SCI/D to pursue rewarding lives and careers.
Ask Us
Our Ask Us program gives members and the public an opportunity to obtain one-on-one information and guidance.
Spinal Cord Injury and Disease. More
Veterans Benefits. More
Wheelchairs & Assistive Technology. More
Veterans Assistance
United Spinal's VetsFirst assists disabled veterans and their families in obtaining the benefits that they are entitled to.More
Public Policy
Our Public Polciy staff are actively involved in advocating for laws and regulations that are beneficial to people with disabilities. More
Wheelchair Advocacy
United Spinal's UsersFirst and its following advocate for appropriate wheelchairs and equipment. More
National Support Groups
Our network of affiliated support groups provide peer-to-peer support to persons with SCI/disease, caregivers, and family members. More
Accessibility Services
Accessibility Services is a United Spinal program devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. More

Membership & Resources

Membership & online resources
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Membership Division
National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the membership division of United Spinal Association. More
Hospital Membership. More
Business Members. More
Organizational Members. More
Informative Publications
United Spinal provides a diverse selection of educational and informative publications. More
Ongoing webinars on disability related topics of interest. More
Membership Magazine
Life in Action keeps our members informed and up to date on United Spinal and disability issues. More
United Spinal's New Mobility Magazine covers a diverse selection of contemporary topics that are of interest to wheelchair users. More
Assistive Technology Guide
United Spinal's TechGuide offers an online resource to wheelchairs, wheelchair reviews, and assistive technology sources. More
Accessible Travel
Able To Travel is our travel agency dedicated to accessible travel.More

Roll on Capitol Hill


We thank everyone who participated in ROCH 2013. Planning is underway for our next Roll on Capitol Hill taking place June 22-25, 2014! United Spinal and our membership division NSCIA is working hard to make it the biggest and most impactful event yet. Find out more here.
Roll on Capitol Hill is our annual legislative advocacy event that addresses issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injury or disease. Roll on Capitol Hill is a time when United Spinal Association members and advocates converge on our nation’s capital to speak directly with the legislators who make decisions that affect our daily independence and quality of life.We are currently fighting in the trenches on critical legislative issues that will be the backbone of our advocacy efforts at this year’s ROCH: ensuring greater access to durable medical equipment and related services, prescription drugs and outpatient therapy; quality health care and community supports and services; competitive integrated employment opportunities; the preservation of disability benefits under social security; and civil rights protections all of which are vital issues to the disability community.

Thanks to all 2014 Roll on Capitol Hill Leadership Committee Members for your support.
ABC Medical-Keith Jones; AdvaMed-Leah Kegler; AdvaMed-Wanda Moebius; Allergan-Susan Stone; AT&T-Susan Diegelman; Auxilium Pharmaceuticals-Timothy Hermes; Bard Medical-David Fish; BIO-Lauren Neff; CIGNA-Ryan Murph; Hollister Incorporated-Richard McEnroe; Hollister Incorporated-Deanna Eaves; Invacare-Cara Bachenheimer; Medical Technologies of GA-Randy Golden; Medtronic, Inc.-Rosemary Garza; Merck, Inc.-Hilary Hansen; National Seating & Mobility-Peter Horkan; NCART-Don Clayback; Numotion-Alexis Ward; Permobil-Darren Jernigan; PhRMA-Alicia Subasinghe; PhRMA-Kim Love; Pride Mobility-Seth Johnson; Teleflex-Grant Friedrich; TiLite-Marty Ball; US Business Leadership Network-Jill Houghton; US Rehab-Greg Packer; VGM-Tom Powers

Roll on Capitol Hill 2014 Schedule

Sunday June 22nd:
Arrival and Welcome Reception

Monday June 23rd:
Education Sessions
Speaker panels and Presentations
Advocacy Training

Tuesday June 24th:
Capitol Hill Meetings
Awards Reception

Wednesday June 25th:

Chapter Recognition Breakfast

Host Hotel:
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC

View Photo Gallery From Last Year’s Event

Check out our position papers to view our current advocacy efforts.

‘Independence Through Advocacy’ Webinar Series
United Spinal’s Public Policy department is hosting a series of webinars on legislative polices and advocacy strategies that are useful to Roll on Capitol Hill participants.

Upcoming Webinars:

Getting the Right Healthcare –Thu, Jan 30, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Accessing the Catheter that Best Works for You –Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

View Our Webinar Archives

Contact Info
If you have any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Barb Witten at (443) 454-5996 or email: You can also submit general inquiries through our online help desk.
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