Policy Portal: Directory of Consumer Organizations

The Policy Portal is a directory of consumer-oriented organizations for NIDILRR grantees to use to promote their research findings and connect with organizations included in the directory. These organizations are well positioned to apply research findings in their efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of people with disabilities and their families. NIDILRR grantees may use the Search Function below to narrow the list of organizations by “NIDILRR Outcome Domain” or “Disability Type”.

If you are from a disability advocacy or consumer organization and would like to be added to the list or have your organization’s information updated, please contact Ann Outlaw (aoutlaw@air.org) for more information about our criteria for inclusion.

United Spinal Association (USA)

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. USA believes no person should be excluded from opportunity based on their disability. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.

Website: https://www.unitedspinal.org/

Address: 120-34 Queens Boulevard #320, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Phone: 718-803-3782

Contact: Vincenzo Piscopo, President & CEO

E-mail: askus@unitedspinal.org

Disability Type: Physical/mobility-related disabilities

NIDILRR Outcome Domain: Community living and participation