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.
UsersFirst is going to battle and I am one of the warriors. My name is Jennifer Wolff. I am an occupational therapist in northeast Iowa and a wheelchair user (from a tumor inside the spinal cord, subsequent surgery and radiation) for 11 years. When Medicare denied my first replacement chair and I had to fight […]
Jenn Wolff, a disability advocate, lobbyist and Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2011, has been selected to spearhead United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst program and its mission to ensure greater access to appropriate wheelchairs, mobility scooters and seating systems for people with disabilities nationwide. “As a new voice for UsersFirst, I hope to continue to educate, inform and […]
By FINN M. BULLERS | UsersFirst.org Let’s step it up, advocates. After champagne bubbles no longer tickle your nose, tradition dictates resolutions for the coming New Year and reflections of the year past. Here goes, in no particular order: PASS ‘GOOD WHEELCHAIR’ BILL — This is one advocates have been fighting to get a presidential […]
Health insurance reform is finally here! What are your thoughts about it? Let us know, take this short survey. We’ll be talking about the Affordable Care Act and your healthcare during a webinar on January 30 and would love to know about your experiences so far. You can use this simple form to give your […]