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Spinal Network

A Chapter of United Spinal
Association

Let's build a world where inclusion is the norm, where education leads to employment, and where quality of life is elevated.  

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Adaptive Sports, Recreation, and Resource Fair 2022

Our first annual adaptive sport, recreation, and resource fair was a huge success. The event was free where you could try out a variety of adaptive sports, participate in workshops, browse resources & information, and enjoy a free lunch & social interaction. The event was designed specifically for community members with SCI/D who use a wheelchair for their mobility, their families, caregivers and rehab professionals. Hosted by MCAP- Mobility Community Access Partners and sponsored by City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services. Special thanks to Sprouts Farmers Market of Pacific Beach for providing water and fresh fruit and OMBAC (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club) for providing lunch.

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Some serious Boccia Ball

Our Mission

Spinal Network's mission is to support the employment and education of individuals with spinal cord injuries/diagnoses by
providing the tools and community support to be successful in their work and personal lives.

Our Vision

Spinal Network is dedicated to providing pathways for success by connecting individuals that have a spinal cord injury/diagnosis
with employment and/or educational resources necessary to achieve their individual goals.

Spinal Network's Assistive Loan Closet

Spinal Network has been awarded a grant by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to launch an assistive loan closet in the San Diego county area. This is a much needed service that will impact the lives of our members who have a high level SCI or diagnosis. The trial loan period will be 60 - 90 days and will be monitored closely to determine whether the combination being trialed is maximizing function and independence. 

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Mental Health

It's Ok to Not Be OK"

with Lindsey Elliott and Michaela Devins

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What Exactly is Ableism?

Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and/or people who are perceived to be disabled. Ableism characterizes persons who are defined by their disabilities as inferior to the non-disabled. Ableism refers to “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. But the reality of ableism extends beyond literal discriminatory acts …

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Grassroots Advocacy: Change Starts with You – District Mobilization Program

Every day, members of the United Spinal community face unequal access or exclusion due to physical barriers and ineffective policies, practices, or procedures. When frustrations arise in healthcare, mobility, education, work or limitations in quality of life, through grassroots advocacy, your personal experience becomes the seed that can bring about necessary change. What Is Grassroots …

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Able Accounts

ABLE accounts encourage and assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving private funds to help maintain health, independence, and quality of life and provide secure funding for disability-related expenses. These accounts are tax-exempt and a qualified ABLE program established and maintained by a state, or by an agency of a state, pays for …

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Click the button or the Smile and select Spinal Network as your preferred charity. Amazon Smile is the charitable side of Amazon and they will donate a percentage of all purchases made by individuals and families, such as yourself, who have selected Spinal Network as their preferred charity. Thanks for supporting our efforts and Mission.

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