Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association (AzSCIA) is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of those living with spinal cord injuries by promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social recovery.

The Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries provides support for the Association. This support, along with that from other sources, enables AzSCIA to:

  • Offer peer and family support to individuals with spinal cord injuries,
  • Educate consumers, caregivers, and professionals,
  • Connect families and consumers with services and resources,
  • Provides resource facilitation,
  • Involve people with SCI and their families in social activities, adaptive sports and fitness, and other community connections.

The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a chapter of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

To learn more: Visit the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Need help?

If you need help living with a spinal cord injury or know someone who does, contact the AzSCIA at 602-507-4209 or 1-888-889-2185 (toll-free).

They’re available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Events

Below you will find a list of events AzSCIA is offering to the community. Registration is required to attend. If you have any questions please call the office at 602-507-4209. 

For additional events and programs please visit the AzSCIA Website

AzSCIA Support Groups

Check out the various support groups AzSCIA offers for the community each month! There are locations across Arizona for in-person groups and ones held virtually to meet the needs of the community.

There is a support group just for women and one for men too!

Find a support group near you today!

Follow the link for more information: AzSCIA Support Group Page.

AzSCIA Peer Mentoring Program

The AZSCIA Peer Mentoring Program assists individuals who have experienced the trauma of spinal cord injury and the long process of healing and readjustment to help others in similar situations.

AzSCIA Peer Mentors are volunteers who accepted their situation, developed healthy coping strategies, and have the intense desire to help others in similar situations.

For more information about the Peer Mentor Program, please contact Karen Halgren at 602-507-4209 ext #5.

Ride and Row - Outdoor Adventure Series

Celebrating the second year of partnership with High Country Adaptive Sports, AZ Adaptive Water Sports, and Ability360 to offer three Ride and Row sessions this summer.

There will be kayaking, cycling, and off-road cycling.

Lunch will be provided.

AZSCIA will be providing transportation from Ability360 Center.

The cost to participate is $10 per person. If you require transportation, the cost will be an additional $10.

An email with the location and times will be sent out the Monday before the event with all the essential information. Be there or be square!

When: November 9th, 2023

Time: 11am-3pm

Where: Tempe Town Lake

Check out the EVENT PAGE for additional information and to register!

8th Annual Push Forward Conference

Join the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association for the 8th Annual Push Forward Educational Conference, an all-day interactive conference for individuals with spinal cord injuries, family members, caregivers, students, and professionals.

The conference is FREE to attend for consumers and one family member/caregiver.

For additional family members, students, and professionals to attend, it is $40.

When: Friday, October 6th, 2023

Time: 8am – 4pm

Where: Desert Willow Conference Center (4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040)

Visit the Event Page for additional information and the link to register.

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