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The Southern California Chapter of the United Spinal Association, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, has served individuals living with a spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D) since 2014.  Our chapter serves as THE resource hub for individuals with a SCI or related disease = including family, friends and caregivers –  by providing relevant information related to adaptive sports, recreation, employment equality, accessible transportation, accessible and affordable housing. peer mentoring, social events, issues related to health and wellness as well as political policy at both the State and Federal level.  Please see our website www.scchapter,org for more information about our activities and impact in the southern California region.

One important issue for our community is access to employment.  The unemployment rate for a person with a disability is significantly higher than that of a non-disabled person.  We are working diligently with companies located within the four counties as well as county agencies and the disability community to change this statistic. We aim to function as a liaison between the employer and the prospective employee, educating persons with disabilities on the various processes from resume building, mock interviews while educating the employer on disability type and the nuances so that the interview process is more relaxed, ending in a win/win situation for both parties.  We look forward to speaking with you further regarding employment opportunities you may want to offer our members now or in the future.

In order to meet our mission and provide the resources and support to serve the disability community, we ask for your pledge or sponsorship – please see the information to follow.  Your contribution will be visible to our members, their families and caregivers that you and your company support the independence and well-being of wheelchair users in our region.  As we are a large constituency of active citizens and consumers, please include supporting United Spinal’s Southern California chapter to achieve strategic objectives in marketing, community engagement and inclusion/diversity policy objectives.  Please contact Rick Hayden at 951-775-2561 or scchapter2013@gmail.com


Thank you in advance for your support!