United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
Taking It To The Hill
With over 100 wheelchair users and member advocates, we will be raising awareness (and eyebrows) on critical issues impacting the spinal cord injury/disease and veteran communities.
United Spinal Association builds on its strong advocacy work all year-round through participation in coalitions and partnerships and through it’s network of grassroots volunteer advocates. This process culminates in our Roll on Capitol Hill advocacy event.
We're Ready To Roll!
United Spinal member Ian Mackay is a passionate advocate for greater accessibility of bike paths and multi-use trails for wheelchair users and other people living with a disability.
In 2016, Mackay rode his wheelchair across Washington State to advocate for more accessible trails for wheelchairs users.
“Maintaining and expanding national, state and city parks, while making sure that they are inclusive to all, is something I’m extremely passionate about,”
2018 Roll on Capitol Hill Preview
Since its inception in 2012, Roll on Capitol Hill has served as an annual rally to educate lawmakers about the needs of the SCI/D community and to train the next generation of advocates.
For a growing number of attendees, advocacy isn’t limited to once a year in Washington, D.C. Rather, the annual event serves as a model that United Spinal chapters across the country are using to advocate for disability policy in their home states.
Keeping the Revolution Rolling!
United Spinal Association and Hollister, Inc., have teamed up to create a national network of peer support groups called the “Spinal Network”. Spinal Network Support Groups provide peer to peer support for individuals, friends, caregivers and family members.
We're Rolling For Each Other
ARCTIC TO ARGENTINA
On Dec. 5, 2017, approximately 15 and a half months after he set off from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Ian Andersen completed one of the most epic fundraising efforts for United Spinal Association ever. Andersen cycled over 15,000 miles, from above the arctic circle to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina, to help raise more than $22,000 dollars for the organization..
Rolling For A Cause
Membership Is Free
Advocacy & Public Policy
United Spinal is actively involved in advocating for benefits and regulations that are beneficial to paralyzed Americans and all people with disabilities. We encourage everyone to get involved and be an advocate and activist. We can and will facilitate change by joining together and speaking as one.