United Spinal Association Celebrates 75 Years of ‘Building an Inclusive World’

Senior father and his son in wheelchair on walk in nature.

Did you know the United Spinal Association celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021? The nonprofit organization connects those with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to services and resources that support their independence and quality of life.

In 1946, a group of paralyzed World War II veterans in New York City formed a support group to advocate for civil rights and independence not only for themselves, but others like them. That group would go on to launch United Spinal.

“As we reflect on United Spinal’s impact to advance disability rights throughout its history, we look forward to future progress in building an inclusive world that offers people with SCI/D new opportunities to become leaders, advocates, and innovators,” said Vincenzo Piscopo, United Spinal’s president & CEO, in a press release.

The organization celebrated the historic milestone by showcasing the stories of advocates, members, and partners who have supported the nonprofit’s mission.

On January 22, the Illinois chapter of United Spinal is hosting a virtual Charity Poker Game to support their efforts in serving those who have been paralyzed by spinal cord injury/disorders. 

Click here to register for the event. 

At MobilityWorks, our Certified Mobility Consultants are trained to assist people with a variety of mobility needs, including those impacted by a spinal cord injury. Contact us today so our team can help you be there for routine daily activities and special life events.

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