Welcome to United Spinal Association Iowa Chapter

The leaders of this non-profit organization strive to CONNECT individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries or disorders, including families, caregivers, and professionals. Our members EMPOWER each other to ENGAGE in active and healthy lifestyles.

Program Overview

  • Bowling
    A free round of accessible bowling (adaptive devices provided) for all. Friends and family are encouraged to participate.
  • Socials (Eat & Greet)
    We take the opportunity to have a meal together, do some fun, group activities, and spend time getting to know each other. This is when we’re able to make new friendships, and strengthen others, with people who share the same experiences from having a spinal cord injury or disorder.
  • Adapted Living & Recreation Expo
    An all-day event showcasing a vast array of adapted recreation & sport opportunities inclusive for ALL, as well as products and services designed for living with a spinal cord injury or disorder. 

Find more details on the Events page.

Peer Mentors are available to help individuals adapt to their new “normal life” living with a spinal cord injury or disorder. Mentors meet them at hospitals, clinics, or anywhere that’s accessible in their community. They can even just “meet” via phone calls or using the Internet (video conference, email, chat). If you would like a peer mentor or would like to become one, contact us and we’ll set it up.

Free rental of accessible recreation equipment (golf, pinball, cycling, bowling, kayaking, disc golf, blow darts, ladder ball). You must be a current member to use this chapter program.

Find more details on the Rent Equipment page.

We want to educate our members to become their own advocates at the level they are comfortable with: self, local, state and/or federal. Our hope is to provide a basic education on the principles of advocacy and how to build working relationships with legislative offices and other groups to create positive change for the SCI/D community and others in Iowa. Visit our Advocacy Group on Facebook to see the current issues we’re discussing.

Our newsletters are published and emailed each quarter featuring information about events and members throughout the state. If something interesting is going on in your neck of the woods, contact us. We’ll help spread the word.

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! Please follow us and share posts with your friends! We use these platforms to further our mission.

The Iowa Disability Equipment Swap is a resource for members to buy, sell, & trade their accessible and medical supplies and equipment via private Facebook group. Items aid those with disabilities. Visit this group on Facebook to join.