Jackson Heights, NY
Provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and diseases (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.
United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
United Spinal was founded in 1946 by a determined group of paralyzed WWII veterans in New York City who advocated for greater civil rights and independence for themselves and their fellow veterans. Rejecting the poor treatment they received at their local VA hospital, they decided to form a support group. From these modest beginnings, United Spinal was born.
Since then, our core belief has remained unchanged. Despite living with SCI/D, a full, productive, and rewarding life is within the reach of anyone with the strength to believe it and the courage to make it happen.
United Spinal has built upon the strong foundation forged by our organization’s founders––never losing sight of their grassroots efforts to provide a voice to the disability community and to transform the public’s perception of wheelchair users.
Today, United Spinal is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D. We are committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.
Phone: 718-803-3782 / Toll-free 800-404-2898 /Fax: 718-803-0414
Email: info [at] unitedspinal [dot] org
Category: Rehabilitation center