United Spinal Chapters

You are here >>://Tag: United Spinal Chapters

United Spinal Chapters are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them within a specified geographical region. They support the spinal cord injury/disease community in many different ways – by promoting health and well being, promoting inclusion and independence, organizing local events and projects, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering information and support to their chapter communities.

Our chapters may have different missions and programs, yet all share the same dedication to enhancing the lives of people with a spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and those who provide their care.

Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of United Spinal Association

2018-07-11T17:04:53-04:00Categories: All Chapters, Chapters in Wisconsin, Disability Products & Services|Tags: , |

The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter supports its spinal cord injury community thorugh peer mentoring, support groups, member outings, annual picnic, volunteering at the festivals as well as financial support for those in crisis, scholarships and seed funding grants to find a Cure.

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.
Donate to United Spinal today! spacer Join, membership is free spacer Sign up for our newsletter spacer Free Disability Publications from United Spinal spacer

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.