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National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vans, trucks and cars.

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Living with a disability is easier when you've got the right information and resources. Disaboom provides people with disabilities the answers, solutions, and connections you need for living your life to the fullest.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now – to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't.

The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association – Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.

At NSCIA, they educate and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. NSCIA fulfills this mission by providing an innovative Peer Support Network and by raising awareness about spinal cord injury and disease through education.

Their education programs are developed to address information and issues important to their constituency, policymakers, the general public, and the media, and including injury prevention, improvements in medical, rehabilitative and supportive services, research and public policy formulation.

Paralyzed Veterans of America – For more than 64 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for seriously injured heroes – to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

American Orthotic Prosthetic Association – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services, and products to O&P professionals. Since their founding in 1917, they have worked diligently to establish themselves as the voice for O&P businesses.

Through government relations efforts, AOPA works to raise awareness of the profession and impact policies that affect the future of the O&P industry. AOPA membership consists of over 1,900 O&P patient care facilities and suppliers that manufacture, distribute, design, fabricate, fit, and supervise the use of orthoses (orthopedic braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs).

Membership in AOPA represents a professional milestone; it is recognition of leadership and achievement in the O&P community.