Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month across the United States. Created by Congress in 2014 to provide visibility to the challenges and achievements of spinal cord injury survivors and the work being done to solve paralysis, many states around the country take this month to highlight local resources available to SCI survivors.

Some states like Massachusetts and New York have passed legislation that authorizes money to be spent on research projects focused on solving paralysis once and for all. For instance, in Massachusetts, funds raised from specific driving and traffic-related fines are dedicated to a trust fund that pays grants to researchers working on paralysis-related projects.

Below are links to several state-based websites dedicated to local spinal cord injury awareness and action.

Connecticut
Illinois
Iowa
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina
Virginia
Washington

NB: Many of these organizations are chapters of United Spinal Association where you can find links to many more locally-focused SCI-related organizations