United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
A GRASSROOTS VIEW
Laura Power, a United Spinal member from Pennsylvania shares her experiences joining other wheelchair users in fighting for disability rights at United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill this past June in Washington, DC.
Fighting For Disability Rights
More Than Ever Before!
Our grass roots activists from across the country accomplished more Hill visits and raised awareness of critical issues to a greater extent than ever before.
Over 120 wheelchair user members, clinicians, partners and other disability advocates from 33 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, gathered in Washington, D.C. to promote greater access to quality affordable healthcare, community integration, disability rights, assistive and rehab technology, veterans benefits and air travel protections vital to people with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D).
2018 Roll on Capitol Hill
United Spinal member Ian Mackay is a passionate advocate for greater accessibility of bike paths and multi-use trails for wheelchair users and other people living with a disability.
In 2016, Mackay rode his wheelchair across Washington State to advocate for more accessible trails for wheelchairs users.
“Maintaining and expanding national, state and city parks, while making sure that they are inclusive to all, is something I’m extremely passionate about,”
2018 Roll on Capitol Hill Preview
Since its inception in 2012, Roll on Capitol Hill has served as an annual rally to educate lawmakers about the needs of the SCI/D community and to train the next generation of advocates.
For a growing number of attendees, advocacy isn’t limited to once a year in Washington, D.C. Rather, the annual event serves as a model that United Spinal chapters across the country are using to advocate for disability policy in their home states.
Keeping the Revolution Rolling!
United Spinal Association and Hollister, Inc., have teamed up to create a national network of peer support groups called the “Spinal Network”. Spinal Network Support Groups provide peer to peer support for individuals, friends, caregivers and family members.
We're Rolling For Each Other
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Advocacy & Public Policy
United Spinal is actively involved in advocating for benefits and regulations that are beneficial to paralyzed Americans and all people with disabilities. We encourage everyone to get involved and be an advocate and activist. We can and will facilitate change by joining together and speaking as one.