Spinal Cord Injury / Disease

Peer mentoring takes place between a peer mentor who has adjusted and progressed and a peer mentee who requires support and advice. A long distance mentor is someone who can offer you advice, guidance, resources and real life experience to help navigate life with a disability.

Peer Mentoring- Changing how you see yourself. Changing how you see the world. A young man in a wheelchair on a dock looking out over the water.
Request A Mentor

Requesting A Mentor

1. Click on the “Request A Mentor” button above.
2. Complete and submit the application.
3. United Spinal will shortly place you with a long distance mentor.
4. Your mentor will contact you directly to make arrangements.


1. Decrease stress and anxiety while adjusting.
2. Help in changing your lifestyle
3. Friendship, support, and camaraderie
4. Improve coping skills.
5. Gain new views and new skills.

Find A Support Group

United Spinal Association and Hollister, Inc., have teamed up to create a national network of peer support groups. These Support Groups provide peer to peer support for individuals, friends, caregivers and family members.

PEER TALK – Straight Talk From Those Who Have Been There