Who We Are
The Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association, or MSCIA, is a 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of enhancing and empowering the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease through advocacy, education and research. The MSCIA is a statewide resource center dedicated to providing members with a portal to available community resources and support groups.
The MSCIA is the Michigan chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, or the NSCIA. The NSCIA, founded in 1948, is the nation’s oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease and their families. Collectively, we have over 24,000 voices representing our association.
The focus of the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA) is to enhance and empower those with spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. As a non-profit organization, we are dependent upon fundraising efforts, sponsorships and donations to support our mission. Donations may be tax deductible.
MSCIA makes certain that these resources and efforts meet our communities in all parts of Michigan from Grand Rapids to Detroit, from Marquette to Ann Arbor. A main focus of ours is to connect resources to each and every person with spinal cord injury and disease.
Providing Resources to Members
We provide our members with access to the following resources:
- Spinal Cord Injury Resource Finder
- Long Term Services and Support
- Medical Case Management Options
- Member Networking Opportunity
- Stem Cell Research Updates
- Health Care Reform
- Cutting Edge Medicine/Therapy and Rehab Initiatives
- Traumatic Brain Injury Care Giver Guides for Adults and Adolescents
- Legal Referral Services
- Finding Your Independence
- Prevention and Awareness
- Medicare 24-Month Waiting Period Repeal
- Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
- Community Choice Act
- Empowered at Home Act
- Paralympics Enrollment
- State and Federal Advocacy