United Spinal Association announces it has acquired AbleThrive to ensure people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) have greater access to resources and support.

In the coming months, United Spinal and AbleThrive will combine their resources, information, and technology onto United Spinal’s website, creating an extensive online support network for wheelchair users and other individuals with mobility disabilities, United Spinal Association notes in a media release.

“As we emerge from this pandemic, it’s vital that people living with SCI/D get the very best support to pursue greater independence. Bringing AbleThrive’s resources under United Spinal will allow us to help more people overcome the hurdles of living with disability.”

— Abby Ross, United Spinal’s Chief Operating Officer

Founded in 2014, AbleThrive aims to leverage technology to connect people with SCI/D and their families to disability-specific support resources that were readily accessible online, but difficult to find and navigate.

Since its launch, AbleThrive has sourced articles and videos from its partner network of more than 250 organizations, bloggers, hospitals and companies and organized over 1,500 articles on its website by category and level of mobility.

“We saw great potential in curating and organizing relevant content on our website so that people didn’t have to spend hours scouring the internet on their own. As AbleThrive becomes a part of United Spinal’s robust resources and services, I’m excited to see how everything we built can have an even greater impact,” added Déjean.

— Brittany Déjean, Founder and CEO of AbleThrive

[Source(s): United Spinal Association, PR Newswire]

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