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United Spinal Association Chapters

United Spinal Association 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 spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and those who provide their care.

All United Spinal Chapters

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.

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.

Rhode Island Chapter Of United Spinal Association

Founded in January of 2013, the Rhode Island Chapter of the United Spinal Association was created to improve the lives and opportunities for people with a spinal cord injury by creating support services for them and for those responsible for treating or caring for them.

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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