United Spinal Association is the largest non-profit in the United States dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D. We are a 501(c)(3) national disability rights and veterans service organization founded in 1946. United Spinal Association provides active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empowers people with SCI/D to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.
United Spinal played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark civil rights law of 1990 that protects people with disabilities from discrimination. It has also made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act, and was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that is currently used as a model for many cities nationwide.Download