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

Wheelchair Satisfaction Survey––Your Opinion Matters

| June 6, 2013


United Spinal Association advocates for wheelchair users to have greater access to appropriate wheelchairs and needed technologies and to become active members of their communities.Take the mobility survey

Wheelchair users are often left out of the decision-making process when it comes to obtaining their mobility equipment. Many individuals are never properly assessed and fitted for the right wheelchairs and mobility equipment that matches their critical needs.

Without active involvement in choosing the wheelchair that’s right for them, people with disabilities can get stuck with equipment that hinders their ability to remain independent and active within their communities. The wrong wheelchair can also increase health risks such as pressure wounds, infections and respiratory issues, and deny the pursuit of personal and professional goals.

United Spinal encourages consumer-driven healthcare processes and policies to foster self-direction and empowerment. We believe the personal experiences of wheelchair users in obtaining their mobility equipment, is a powerful tool to spark change and fix broken disability policies.

United Spinal is inviting wheelchair users to participate in a wheelchair satisfaction survey. The survey seeks to gather information and observations from individuals about their level of involvement in obtaining their wheelchairs. Armed with this valuable feedback, United Spinal can effectively advocate in front of legislators and healthcare professionals to improve policies that strip many wheelchair users of their livelihood and independence.

Scroll down to bottom of survey introduction page and click yes to take the survey. All feedback will be completely confidential.


05/03/2013: United Spinal’s UsersFirst program begins collecting surveys.
05/01/2013: United Spinal granted permission from Belmont University’s IRB committee to begin the research.
03/01/2013: United Spinal partnered with Belmont University to develop survey research.

Advocacy Action

Take the survey. Your input will guide United Spinal’s advocacy and legislative efforts.


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