The mission of UsersFirst is to empower and amplify the voice of consumers with disabilities and maximize our independence in the community.
What We Do
UsersFirst will accomplish its mission by:
Educating and guiding consumers through the processes that determine our access to appropriate products and services;
Creating a grassroots network of consumers, clinicians and others who believe that people with disabilities should have access to products and services that maximize our independence in the community; and
Challenging policies that limit opportunities for people with disabilities.
What You Can Do
The more people who register––the stronger our voice––the more influence we have on increasing access to the wheels that work best for you.
Every person's story matters. We have to make our mobility issues known. We can only do that if you talk to us.
Be counted as someone who believes Americans should have access to appropriate wheeled mobility––click the" join with us" button.
Trapped…and if you do move, you are likely to fall. This is what many wheelchair users are experiencing when their wheelchairs are in disrepair. When you get your wheelchair delivered, you expect it to be repaired by the same wheelchair supplier according to most insurance policies, however, due to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, many companies, […]
Wheelchair repair is essential to your mobility, your independence, your ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, your access to wheelchair repair services is being restricted by Medicare’s policies. It is critical that you have access to a Medicare supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure and inventory to be […]
United Spinal Association member Kesha Pilot, a 27 year-old wheelchair user and disability advocate from Hot Springs, Arkansas, has launched the Save the Wheelchair campaign to raise money to support United Spinal’s 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 22-25, 2014–– is United Spinal’s annual legislative advocacy event […]
United Spinal Association joined multiple sclerosis (MS) activists from around the country on March 10-14, 2014 during National MS Society’s Public Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The conference’s goal is to urge Congress to: -support promising treatments for MS in the pipeline; -support access to complex rehabilitation technology or medically-necessary products–such as individually configured manual […]