Mission: United Spinal Association's mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders.
Target demographics: People with spinal cord injuries and disorders.
Programs: VetsFirst (VA Benefits advocacy and representation)
USA Techguide (online resource center for wheelchairs and other types of Assistive technology.)
New Mobility (a magazine promoting an active lifestyle for people with disabilities.)
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (membership and peer support groups)
Accessibility Services (design and consulting service to remove architectural barriers for people with disabilities.)
Wheelchair Medic (mobile wheelchair repair program)
Able to Travel (travel agency for people with disabilities)
Public Policy (legislative and regulatory advocacy to improve programs and services for people with disabilities.)
This organization works extremely hard to protect the rights of people with disabilities and is focused on grassroots efforts across the country with their chapters. The resource center has excellent information about living with a spinal cord injury and the staff is VERY helpful.
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I commend the work of United Spinal to help people living with SCI. They've been around for a long time advocating for wheelchair users, especially in NYC, making sure public transportation is accessible to all! Keep fighting the good fight!