United Spinal Association is the largest disability-led national non-profit organizationfounded by paralyzed veterans in 1946 and has since provided service programs and advocacy to improve the quality of life of those across the life span living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and spina bifida. There are more than a million individuals throughout the country with SCI/D and to whom the Association’s work is dedicated. United Spinal has close to 40,000 members, 48 chapters and close to 200 support groups nationwide. Throughout its history, United Spinal Association has devoted its energies, talents and programs to improving the quality of life for these Americans and for advancing their independence. United Spinal Association is also a VA-recognized veterans service organization (VSO) serving veterans with disabilities of all kinds.