Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury

We’re going to develop leadership, that has a fundamental difference. That is, it’s inclusive. It believes in people, and in our strengths together. And we are going to change our society.

Ed Roberts, founder of the Independent Living Movement

Our mission

The mission of the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI) is to gather individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and paralysis from around the Commonwealth to join in the discussion of ethical issues and to advocate for changes in our Commonwealth for people with paralysis.

KCSCI strives to create a culture where consumers become strong advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities and are willing agents who provide peer mentoring to the SCI community.

Projected outcomes

  • Continue to increase collaboration between SCI advocates and the community
  • Develop an agenda to be used to legislate change in our Commonwealth for people with SCI, aging, and accessibility interests.
  • Develop leaders with significant disabilities to be the leaders in the community.
  • Foster an environment where participants, sponsors, health care providers and caregivers all exchange information about programs available to those in need statewide.