Support Groups

Are you having trouble dealing with your spinal cord injury?

Do you ever wonder how other people handle situations related to their disability?  Join one of these support groups and find the answers.

Peer Mentors and Peer Support Groups provide information and emotional support from the perspective of someone who’s lived through the experience.


Care Giver Support Group

Wednesdays – 5 PM

Mount Sinai Hospital SCI Inpatient Unit

KCC 2 Dining Room, 1450 Madison Avenue, NYC

For more information, contact:  Christina Nostitz at 212-824-7608 or



W.O.W. – Women on Wheels

Wednesdays – 3 pm until 4:30 pm

Mount Sinai Hospital Outpatient Rehab

5 East 102 Street, NYC

For ladies only. 

Women on Wheels (W.O.W.): a unique sisterhood of women living life to its fullest. Choosing not to sit still wishing for things to happen, we actively participate in creating change; tackling daily obstacles and challenges with inner courage, backbone and determination. Strengthened by our individual and shared life experiences, we continue to move forward.

Our group meets weekly to discuss various topics such as dating and sexuality, self-image, relationships with family, partners and friends, education, independence, co-dependence, self-advocacy, and dis/ability as identity.

If you are a woman (sorry, no guys allowed) interested in joining our group, please send an email to: with the subject “W.O.W.”




United Spinal Network Support Groups

To find a local support group anywhere in the nation, see United Spinal Support Groups.




Tri-State Ataxia Support Group

Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center

St. Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC) – 2nd Floor Conference Room

10 Union Square East, NY NY

Thursday,  May 12th   6:30 – 8:30 PM

Contact:  Kathy Gingerelli at