The mission of the Spinal Cord Injury Network (SCI Network) is to provide support and services to people with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairing conditions, and to their families and friends.
The mission of The National Spinal Cord Injury
Association (NSCIA) is to enable people with SCI and diseases to achieve
their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment
by providing resources, services, and peer support.
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The Network Provides information and referral, advocacy and visitation, peer and family support groups, and attendant care referrals from our Personal Assistant Registry for persons with mobility impairing conditions. We also operate an art gallery in which artists with and without disabilities display and sell their work. We sponsor, and are the fiscal agent for, the Kessler Rolling Knights, the best damn wheelchair basketball team in the world.
In order to keep our members, a mailing list of approximately 1500 persons informed and up-to-date on the developments in technology, medicine and especially legislation affecting our community, we publish a monthly newsletter: The SCI CONNECTOR.
Although services are provided primarily to the Washington Metropolitan area, it is not uncommon to furnish information and referral throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Despite the many service and health-related providers in the Washington area, no comparable consumer service agencies or nonprofit corporations attends specifically to the interests of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease and related injuries.
We at the SCI Network have the knowledge and firsthand experience to support individuals in their efforts, and to support businesses, local governments and communities in their efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. The uniqueness of our organizational membership makes us the natural spokespersons regarding spinal cord injury related issues.
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