NYC Spinal is the NYC Chapter of United Spinal Association. We serve people living with spinal cord injury or disease throughout the Greater New York City area, including Long Island and New Jersey.
Help us build a more inclusive world!
To connect people living with spinal cord injury or disease with the resources needed to maximize their independence and quality of life.
Using our lived experience with SCI/D to guide and support the newly injured on the road to recovery.
Funding for adaptive equipment and programs that help maximize independence and quality of life.
Advocating to advance opportunities, social equity, and disability rights for people with SCI/D.
Each year 18,000 Americans sustain a spinal cord injury.
1,100 of those survivors will be New York State Residents.
300 will be New Jersey Residents.
The lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury can range from $1.1 million to $4.7 million or more.
Only 18% of persons with SCI are employed one year after injury.
Insurance does not always cover the cost of adaptive equipment or accommodations needed for accessibility and independence.