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.
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.
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.
Living Healthy With SCI - Spring Series
Join AzSCIA for their Spring Series of Living Healthy with SCI – Virtual educational classes to help you live your best life!
When: March 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 2023
Where: Via Zoom Call
Go to the AzSCIA page (link below) for more information, presenters and where to register.
All classes will be held from 6-7 pm MST. Registration is required.
SIGN UP TODAY!
Dolly Steamboat Trip
Join AzSCIA for a day trip to ride the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake Marina! Enjoy the beautiful Arizona spring weather for a 90-minute ride on the Dolly Steamboat. Snacks and beverages will be available to buy on the boat (cash or check only). Unopened bottled water is allowed on board.
*** Limited Transportation available on a first come, first serve basis from Ability360 to the marina and back.***
When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 @ 12pm (arrive at 11:30am)
Where: Canyon Lake Marina & Campground
Visit the AzSCIA Social Recreation Page for additional information and the link to register.