Spinal Cord Injury Resources by State
Below are spinal cord injury related US State organizations and associations that provide resources to those generally in their state. For a list of SCI rehabilitation centers sorted by state click here. For general spinal cord injury (national) organizations click here.
Note: More resource sites to follow. If you know of a state spinal cord injury resource please submit the site here.
Statewide Technology Access and Response (STAR)
Mission is to increase the provision of, access to, and funding for assistive technology for Alabamians of all ages and all disabilities through a variety of comprehensive activities and services available statewide. A service of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
A nonprofit organization dedicated to enhance the lives of those with spinal cord injuries while offering support and education to family, community, and professionals.
Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission
A statewide program to identify and meet the unique and lifelong needs of people with spinal cord disabilities in the state. Persons with spinal cord disabilities are provided every opportunity to live as independently and productively as possible.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Sources for Community Independent Living Services
1918 Birch Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
A neurological recovery and education center for the Northwest Arkansas region.
Awakenings Health Institute
A community-based non-profit organization located in Solana Beach that serves individuals with neurological disorders. Their facility provides affordable and accessible post-acute rehabilitation, as well as specialized fitness and wellness programs.
Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support
Provides one to one support to injured individuals and family members via communicating with a person with SCI. Peer supporters are available throughout Santa Clara County and in the Marysville-Sacramento area.
WYNGS (When You Need Group Support)
Addresses the immediate needs of people with spinal cord injury, providing emotional support, information and resources to ease financial burdens. WYNGS is committed to assisting people in becoming independent, improving the quality of their life, and increasing social integration with dignity.
The SCI Recovery Project
An exercise based recovery program for individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury or related trauma. Their goal is to improve your quality of life and get you back on your feet and taking steps again. Based in the Boulder, Colorado.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Connecticut Chapter
A non-profit organization comprised of a group of individuals and organizations that join together with the hopes of improving the lives of people who have been affected by a spinal related injury or disease within the state of Connecticut.
Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-7 p.m. in the 6th floor gym of Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Each meeting includes an information session on issues pertinent to spinal cord injury survivors and a time to socialize and ask questions to other survivors. Please call Julie Gatchell at (302) 428-6689 for more information.
District of Columbia
Spinal Cord Injury Network (SCI Network)
Washington DC Area Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Provides support and services to people with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairing conditions, and to their families and friends. Enables people with SCI and diseases to achieve their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment through resources, services, and peer support.
Florida Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program
Brain injury and SCI program for the State of Florida.
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
The Resource Center is a non-profit, statewide resources information clearinghouse that provides ready access to the most recent spinal cord injury related materials to people with spinal cord injuries, their families, support groups, and rehabilitation professionals.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets on the last Friday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at the HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, 1600 37th St., Vero Beach. Contact Cher Hawkes at (772) 778-2100 for more information.
Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
Helps offset the high costs of needed services for persons with traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries through the addition of a 10% surcharge on all DUI fines beginning January 1, 1999.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
A non-profit information and support resource for people paralyzed by spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the health care and related professionals that serve the SCI community. Located in LaGrange, IL, a suburb of Chicago, but serves the entire state.
Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group
Keeps people informed about the activities of the group, their meetings, events, outings and information on paralysis.
The Commission of Persons with Disabilities
Agency located within the Department of Human Rights to equalize opportunities for full participation in employment and other areas of the state's economic, educational, social and political life for Iowans with disabilities.
Non-profit spinal cord injury recovery center located in Overland Park, Kansas. Provides state-of-the-art exercise-based recovery methods utilizing the Dardzinski Method.
Derby City Spinal Cord Injury Association
The Derby City Area Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
Dedicated to developing successful spinal cord repair strategies in the laboratory that can be taken to the clinic in a timely and responsible fashion.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky (SCIAK)
Networks with state, federal, public and private agencies to raise awareness for people with spinal cord injuries and advocate for their needs.
Greater Boston Chapter of NSCIA
Helps people with spinal cord injury "rebuild their lives." Features peer visitation program, where individuals with previous injuries go back and help others with new ones. Also provides grass roots advocacy, access to resources, and assistance on all issues of living with paralysis.
Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association
Mission is to enhance and empower the lives of those with spinal cord injuries and disease through advocacy, education and research.
The Recovery Project
Rehabilitation programs geared at helping individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and neurological disease. Has two clinic locations in southeast Michigan.
Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Independent Lifestyles Inc in Sauk Rapids, MN. Meeting are facilitated by a SCI peer, includes informative topics pertinent to the SCI community and a time to socialize with other SCI survivors. Family and friends are welcomed to attend. Contact Amy Diederich at 320.281.2025 for more information.
Brain Injury Association of MS
Strives to enhance the quality of life for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their families and to develop support programs that will prevent such injuries.
LIFE of Mississippi
Living Independence For Everyone empowers people with significant disabilities to be as independent and as fully involved in their communities as they can and want to be.
A not-for-profit "Center for Independent Living" that empowers people with disabilities. Provides over 40 services including; assistive technology, employment, and independent living.
Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentoring Group
Connecting individuals with SCI to each other and the resources they need at The Whole Person Kansas City. Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
SCI Support Group
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM on the 3rd floor gym, at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.
Dedicated to improving and ensuring the quality of life for American veterans who have suffered spinal cord injury or disease resulting in paralysis.
New Hampshire Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Enhances the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury and disease, their families and the community through resource location, support, education, awareness, and advocacy. Works cooperatively with all disability organizations and health facilities.
Push To Walk
A non-profit organization in Riverdale, New Jersey with a mission to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries through recovery and exercise training in a one-on-one relationship between client and trainer.
Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
Raises money for SCI research and provides information to newly injured people from New York on the entire recovery process from finances to health and well being.
Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America
Enhances the quality of life, addressing the needs and concerns, and protecting the rights of Veterans who have sustained an injury or disease of the spinal cord. A non-profit organization advocating, hospital liaison/research, SCI, sports, membership, etc.
Central PA SCI Networking
Spinal cord injury group providing support and friendship for persons with new and old injuries, their families and friends.
Good Shepherd Penn Partners SCI Support Group
Offers a variety of support for individuals living with a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Mission is to provide an interactive forum for people to share their ideas and experiences, with a focus on supportive peer relationships, getting back into fitness and sports, and providing educational opportunities for individuals with looking to regain function and independence.
Good Shepherd Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
The group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, middle level, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. There is no cost and no doctor prescription is required.
Liberty Resources, Inc.
The Philadelphia Center for Independent Living. A non-profit, consumer driven organization that advocates and promotes Independent Living for persons with disabilities. More than 50% of the board and employees are persons with disabilities.
South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
Grant funded by the state of South Carolina to promote spinal cord injury research, improve quality of life for SCI survivors, foster interdisciplinary collaborative research and support young scientists to develop research interests in spinal cord injuries.
A non-profit organization which provides a specialized exercise-based training program for those living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. Aggressive exercise techniques are used to help increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility, resulting in an improved overall quality of life.
Support group for spinal cord injury survivors and caregivers in San Antonio.
Better Days, Inc.
Non-profit organization started in 1989 to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries. Located in Hillsboro.