United Spinal Chapters

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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.

Oklahoma Chapter of the United Spinal Association

The Oklahoma Chapter of United Spinal Association ierves individuals and families affected by spinal cord injuries and disease in Oklahoma.

United Spinal Association Southern Michigan Chapter

United Spinal Association Southern Michigan Chapter provides advocacy and empowerment to those affected by spinal cord injury and disease.

Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of United Spinal Association

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.

Madison SCI – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

The mission of Madison SCI is to benefit and raise awareness of the community of people with spinal cord issues (injury, illness, & disease) and related conditions – including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and others.

The Here and Now Project, Washington State Chapter of United Spinal

The Washington State Chapter of United Spinal connects and empowers the paralysis community in the Pacific Northwest through support groups, community activities, annual gatherings, and educational programs.

United Spinal Association of Virginia – A Chapter of United Spinal

nited Spinal Association of Virginia supports and provides resources to people with spinal cord injury or disease and assists them in achieving their highest level of health, independence and quality of life.

United Spinal Association of Houston

The United Spinal Association of Houston family is a unified effort of passionate individuals committed to creating unique services and programs to ensure high quality lives after disability.

Rio Grande Chapter of United Spinal Association

The Rio Grande Chapter of United Spinal Association promotes health and well being for persons with a spinal cord injury in the El Paso area, promotes inclusion and independence, and organizes local events and projects while advocating for rights and accessibility.

United Spinal Association Tennessee Chapter

The United Spinal Association Tennessee Chapter promotes empowerment among the Tennessee community of individuals whose lives are impacted by spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). We will facilitate change by providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community.

South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association – Chapter of United Spinal

South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association services help individuals with spinal cord injuries find a valuable resource for their needs, questions, and concerns. We also provide information, education, and support to family members and professionals who serve those with spinal cord injuries.

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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