Spinal Cord Injury Associations & Organizations (USA)


American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
Group of medical and other professionals engaged in treatment of spinal cord injury: to promote and establish standards for health care, education, to foster research and to facilitate communication between members.

Canadian & American Spinal Research Organization
An alliance of the CSRO and ASRO to help us maximize research and the fund raising efforts. Dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury through targeted medical and scientific research.

Center for Paralysis Research
The Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue University was founded to both develop and test promising methods of treatment for spinal cord injuries.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
A merger of the American Paralysis Association and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Includes the Paralysis Resouce Center which provides a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community, and improve quality of life.

Darrell Gwynn Foundation
Exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. Also helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services.

Facing Disability
A web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.

Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
FSCIPCC is a non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research.

International Campaign for Cure of Spinal Injury
An affiliation of organizations working to fund research into cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. This site has been created as an information resource for interested individuals, organizations and governments who wish to understand more about, and perhaps, contribute to spinal cord injury research.

Life Rolls On
A subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury, and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
University of Miami School of Medicine, is the world's largest, most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury.

Mike Utley Foundation
Committed to providing financial support of selected research, rehabilitation and education programs on spinal cord injuries. The Foundation seeks financial assistance through special events, fund-raising, and corporate and individual support throughout the United States and Canada.

Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
Organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries by raising money for spinal cord injury research. In its brief history, it has raised over $1 million despite being in all-volunteer organization. Because of that efficiency, nearly 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research. The MCPF uses a peer review process of experts to allocate its funds to the projects that offer the most potential for moving science forward.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Mission is to enable people with SCI to make choices and take actions to achieve their highest level of independence and personal fulfillment. Includes current articles/news, injury information, chat, message boards, a quarterly publication and other areas.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
This site is a resource center for veterans and for all American with a spinal cord injury or disease, as well as their families and the professional communities who serve them.

Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC)
Involved in research activities to enhance the lives of those affected by SCI and TBI. Part of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Roman Reed Foundation
Provides support and funding for the research in the field of spinal cord injury and regenerative medicine — being conducted by leading universities, scientists and institutions — in the quest for a cure for paralysis.

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation
Helps individuals overcome spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances.

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
Located at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, SCoBIRC was established in 1999 to promote both individual and collaborative studies on injuries to the spinal cord and brain that result in paralysis or other loss of neurologic function.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
Provides news and events, research projects, general information and statistics.

Spinal Cord Injury Network International (SCINI)
SCINI is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating access to quality health care by providing information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.

Spinal Cord Society (SCS)
An international organization for cure research and treatment of spinal cord injury paralysis and related problems. Site includes headlines from the SCS newsletter on cure research, current SCS research projects, and other information on SCS. 100% of its research funding goes for research!

United Spinal Association
Formerly the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, a nonprofit that provides information and services to individuals with spinal cord injury and disease regarding benefits, disability rights advocacy, wheelchairs and barrier-free design.

W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
The Center is situated at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The SCI Project encompasses the research program devoted to care and cure of spinal cord injury. This site describes the people, the research programs, and the mission of the Center. Also provides support and information for the community, including the forum.

Will2Walk Foundation
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring attention to current spinal cord injury research and treatment while enhancing the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. Educational programs, life-skill mentorships, public awareness programs and community outreach services are the primary elements of the mission.