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Listed are agencies and organizations whose mission is to support the rights of people with disabilities. These organizations and agencies may provide information, advice and guidance or direct intervention. Click through to view the details of any listing and to find contact information.


Job Accommodation Network – Workplace Accommodations & Disability Employment Guidance

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Service Dogs – Texas Disability Law

Visit Website Texas The State of Texas has defined laws that pertain to the rights of individuals who require the support of a service dog. Requires public facilities and common transportation carriers to admit a person with a disability accompanied by a service [...]

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is the liaison between NYC government and the disability community. MOPD ensures that the rights and concerns of the disability community are included in all City initiatives and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights New York – Advocating For Civil & Legal Rights

Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Disability Rights Oregon

Disability Rights Oregon upholds the civil rights of people with disabilities to live, work, and engage in the community. The nonprofit works to transform systems, policies, and practices to give more people the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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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Ask Us

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.