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Bill Fertig, United Spinal’s Resource Center Director Elected to Executive Council of North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium

Bill Fertig was recently elected to the Executive Council of the NASCIC which brings about unified achievements in research, care, cure and policy by supporting collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.

2019-01-18T14:18:11+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

United Spinal Appoints Army Veteran Danielle Corazza as Vice President of VetsFirst

United Spinal Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Corazza, an experienced military and veteran advocate, as the new vice president of its VetsFirst program.

2019-01-16T15:00:47+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Help Chart the Future of Spinal Cord Injury Research

The Executive Council of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium has been asked to provide input from our spinal cord injured community to help chart the future of funding for spinal cord injury (SCI) research in the next decade.

2018-12-18T13:33:45+00:00Categories: Featured, Latest, United Spinal Updates|

United Spinal’s 24/7 Resources and Counseling Services to Support Veterans

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, United Spinal Association would like to take a moment to thank the men and women who have bravely defended our freedom.

2018-11-08T16:09:58+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Advancing Community Support for People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

United Spinal gathered key affiliated chapter representatives in Orlando its annual Chapter Leadership Meeting to strengthen programs, services and outreach to people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders nationwide.

2018-10-15T15:00:20+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Hurricane Michael: Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with Disabilities

Hurricane Florence is intensifying and could pose a direct threat to the U.S. eastern coastline this week. United Spinal is urging our members and all people living with disabilities in the path of this serious storm to take appropriate precautions. Now is the time to prepare.

2018-10-09T10:30:10+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

Accessible Design Expert Marsha Mazz Joins United Spinal’s Accessibility Services Team

United Spinal Association’s Accessibility Services program is proud to welcome Marsha Mazz as its new director of Accessibility Codes and Standards.

2018-10-09T16:30:08+00:00Categories: Featured, United Spinal Updates|

United Spinal Empowers Disabled Veterans to Discover Greater Independence

United Spinal Association and its VetsFirst program recently hosted a lunch and learn session on disability benefits and self-advocacy at the James J. Peters Bronx VAMC.

2018-09-20T14:30:47+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates, Veterans|

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.