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.
Chapter of the United Spinal Association offers advocacy in the form of a grass roots movement for people living with severe mobility disabilities in Arizona. Fighting today for an accessible tomorrow.
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.
A neurological recovery and education center for the Northwest Arkansas region.
United Spinal Arkansas
Serving the entire state of Arkansas as a resource to individuals whose quality of life is affected by paralysis, by bridging the gap from desire to experience.
Provides information and resources allowing people affected by or living with a Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder in Northern California to thrive and live productively.
Placerville Mobility Support Group
A support group for individuals with any form of mobility impairment. We invite caregivers, friends, relatives, and persons with any mobility disorder to join us. The first California Chapter of United Spinal.
Sacramento Spinal Foundation
Dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families in Sacramento and Yolo County. Goal is to raise awareness of this disability, provide resources and financial assistance to SCI individuals.
SCI Active Network
A positive network that connects Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) survivors and their families through peer mentoring; and empowers an active lifestyle towards mobility, independence, and a higher quality of life.
Southern California Chapter of the United Spinal Association
A non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Focus is to help people rebuild their lives after a spinal cord injury by providing a pathway to resources, programs and services for survivors and their families.
Helps individuals with spinal injuries to triumph over their disability and inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.
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. Located in Denver, Colorado.
Rachel Frey Foundation
The Colorado Springs Chapter of United Spinal Association. Provides support and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and assists them in achieving the highest possible levels of health and quality of life.
That’s How I Roll Foundation
A support group founded in 2011 that gives paraplegics and quadriplegics the confidence and ability to live life to its fullest.
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.
Center Of Recovery & Exercise (CORE)
Founded to give those living with a spinal cord injury or other neurological condition a place to challenge devastating diagnoses and move beyond paralysis. CORE’s Activity-Based Training program is an aggressive, full body approach to improve physical and mental strength, while optimizing recovery. Their training team is dedicated to helping clients reach their highest potential, and utilizes state-of-the-art technology and ground breaking neurorehabilitation techniques.
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.
Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network
A non-profit group, and Chapter of United Spinal, for persons with spinal cord injuries in the Orlando area. Our mission is to serve the needs of SCI.
The only Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Community Fitness and Wellness affiliate partner in Florida. Provides scientifically based exercise therapy that promotes functional recovery and improves the quality of life for people living with paralysis.
Columbus Georgia Chapter United Spinal Association
Develops strong relationships in the surrounding community by way of educating, advocating, and building strong peer support through spinal cord injury awareness.
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.
United Spinal Association Greater Atlanta Chapter
Committed to providing an improved quality of life to people with spinal cord injuries through intense exercise-based recovery programs, education, support and encouragement. Members include, individuals living with SCI, MS, CP, Stroke, family and friends.
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.
United Spinal Association Iowa Chapter
Non-profit organization strives to connect individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries or disorders, including families, caregivers, and professionals. The empower each other to engage in active and healthy lifestyles.
Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association
A non-profit organization that provides local resources, services and peer support to individuals with spinal cord injury/disease, their families and professionals.
Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation
A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides assistance and educational materials to people effected by spinal cord injury and disease.
West Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Baptist Health Rehabilitation. For more information, call 270-534-1200.
Louisiana Chapter of United Spinal Association
Supported in part by the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program and provides a wealth of knowledge and guidance to survivors, families, caregivers and medical/health professionals.
Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program
Provides services to Louisiana citizens with traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. The program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.
SCI/D Support Group
New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, ME
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Contact Abby Burke at (207) 662-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Boston Chapter of United Spinal Association
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 three clinic locations in south/southeast Michigan.
United Spinal Association – Southern Michigan
Provides advocacy and empowerment to those affected by spinal cord injury and disease. Offers access to resources and knowledge available in the community to improve quality of life of those with SCI.
Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association
Committed to enriching the lives of people in Minnesota who have been impacted by spinal cord injury or paralysis. Strives to provide education, advocacy, and networking to their membership and community.
Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
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.
Delta Center for Independent Living
Offers a spinal cord injury transition program which utilizes peer support for both individuals, and in a group setting. There is no cost for this service.
Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association
A non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. Provides local resources, services and peer support to individuals with spinal cord injury/disease, their families and professionals.
A not-for-profit “Center for Independent Living” that empowers people with disabilities. Provides over 40 services including; assistive technology, employment, and independent living.
Life With SCI/D Support Group
Connecting individuals with SCI to each other and the resources they need. Meets on different days and at various times each month depending on the host group.
Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America
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 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.
A transitional facility for young adults with spinal cord injury. It is the only type of transitional/residential rehab in the country specializing in SCI rehab.
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.
New Mexico Spinal Cord Injury Association
Works to build hope and awareness for the needs, gifts, lifestyles, and desires of SCI/D survivors and their families throughout New Mexico. Also offers a monthly support group.
Helen Hayes Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
A weekly phone support group on Wednesdays at 6pm open to individuals living with spinal cord injury and amputation, as well as their families and friends. Call 845-786-4258 at 6:00pm, and the password to enter is 1234.
Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal Association
A non-profit organization committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empowers individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.
Helps people with spinal cord injuries and disease maximize their independence and quality of life by sharing knowledge, promoting awareness, advocating for disability rights and providing financial assistance.
Rochester Spinal Association
Helps to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease by providing recreational and social opportunities, educating care givers, and advocating for the interests of the SCI/D. Also offers a monthly social and support group meeting.
Wheels With Wings Foundation
A nonprofit organization that assists individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and their families. Provides funding for medical equipment, home modifications, rehabilitation, advocacy, services and activities.
North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
Mission is to enable people with spinal cord injury and disease to achieve their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment by providing resources, services, and peer support.
Northeast Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association
Offers educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries and related neurological diseases. Strives to provide emotional support, community awareness, education and prevention of SCI.
Northwest Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association
Committed to sustaining a supportive community that offers educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries and related neurological diseases.
Oklahoma Chapter of United Spinal Association
A 501(c)3 organization with a focus on helping individuals and families affected by spinal cord injury and disease. Promotes health and wellness through peer mentoring, advocacy, and support resources.
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.
Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection
A community-based support network that empowers SCI survivors and their families. Promotes education, health, advocacy, self-reliance and awareness.
Good Shepherd Penn Partners SCI Support Group
Provides an interactive forum for people to share their ideas and experiences. Focuses on peer relationships, fitness, and educational opportunities for individuals looking to regain function and independence.
Good Shepherd Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
A group for those living with a spinal cord injury. Allows you to meet and socialize with others with similar conditions. There is no cost and no doctor prescription is required.
Individual Abilities in Motion
A collective of like-minded individuals dedicated to the positive development of people. Works to offer support for individuals in realizing their fullest potential, and help them live the richest lives possible.
United Spinal Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Nonprofit organization providing a network of support for individuals and families who are living with spinal cord injuries/diseases. Helps people through ongoing advocacy, support, socialization, education and research.
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.
South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
A non-profit organization providing information, education, and support to individuals with spinal cord injuries, family members and professionals who serve those with SCI.
United Spinal Association of Tennessee
Committed to connecting and empowering among the Tennessee community of individuals whose lives are impacted by spinal cord injury and disease. Provides services for the health and vitality of the community.
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.
Rio Grande Chapter of United Spinal Association
Promotes health and well being for persons with a spinal cord injury in the El Paso area, promotes inclusion and independence, and organizes local events and projects while advocating for rights and accessibility.
Support group for spinal cord injury survivors and caregivers in San Antonio.
United Spinal Association of Houston
Passionate individuals committed to creating unique services and programs to ensure high quality lives after disability. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
United Spinal of Virginia
A nonprofit organization serving people with spinal cord injury and disease. Provides activities and resources for their diverse group of members, caregivers, friends, family, and service providers.
Here and Now Project
Nonprofit organization who’s mission is to connect and empower the paralysis community in the Pacific Northwest. Offers private support meetings, seasonal gatherings and activities, and annual meet ups.
Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of United Spinal Association
Serves individuals impacted by spinal cord injury or disease in Wisconsin by providing peer mentoring, support groups, member outings, as well as financial support for those in crisis, scholarships, and grants to find a cure.