Madison SCI (Spinal Cord Injury & Issues)

We plan, We go, We conquer!  


Picture of the State of Wisconsin Proclamation of SCI Awareness MonthWelcome! Madison SCI welcomes you!

Mark your calendars as for our festivities as ...

It is proclaimed!

SEPTEMBER 2014 is SCI Awareness Month

      in the State of Wisconsin

      in Dane County
      Our first recognization is with Dane County Exec, Joe Parisi.

      The list of received proclamations at county and municipality level:

      Brown County
      Dane County

      Cities of Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Stoughton, Franklin, Neenah, Port Washington, New Berlin, West Allis, Wisconsin Rapids, Jefferson, Watertown, Mosinee, La Crosse, Waupaca, Ladysmith, Baraboo, Bayfield, Rhinelander, Richland Center, and
      Villages of Bay City, East Troy, Williams Bay, Deerfield, Waunakee, West Milwaukee, Menomenee Falls, Benton, Coleman, & more are coming in!

      Thank you!

    Join us for our celebration at our Sept. 8th meeting!
When: Our meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month from 6-7:30 pm

Thank you to all our 2014 Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor: Coloplast

Where: Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53705 by Garner Park and behind CUNA Mutual Group on Mineral Point Rd
+++ Feel free to bring your dinner/sandwich/snack.
We want your presence!
Our Mission: To benefit and raise awareness of the community of people with spinal cord injury, illness, disease, and related conditions - Yes including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and others.

The MadSCI Experience

Join with the Madison Wisconsin Chapter of NSCIA and become part of a vital our community.

We plan - There's always something to plan for at MadSCI: events, outings, meetings, discussions, and many other ongoing activities.

We go - MadSCI is on the move with events that will get you out there, get you into it, and keep you going.

We conquer - Our MadSCI community will help you adjust to and deal with life as a spinal cord injury or someone with related issues. We are here for your family and caregivers too! Just let us know how we can help. Explore the MadSCI Experience Join us today.
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We started with our first meeting in 2006, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The organization will fulfill its mission by pursuing the following primary objectives: 

  • Provide members with an open forum for discussion and education (You can peruse our Blog with meeting notes and insights from members' personal blogs, links, and comments.);
  • Provide mentoring;
  • Organize adaptive and accessible events or activities;
  • Support other community efforts to increase awareness of and to improve the lives of people with disabilities;
  • Engage in such other general activities which are supportive of the charitable mission of the Organization. 2013 Adaptive Kayaking
Just have FUN! ---------------------------------- check out our meeting dates >>>

Join us and bring a new event or place for us to try! We welcome anyone with an interest such as nursing students, physical therapists, doctors, and all persons with any kind of disability and their families. Our focus is primarily on paralysis, wheelchair, and adaptive recreation.

We are always interested in new sponsors for our group!

Meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m.
>> Mark your calendars! <<

Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53705 by Garner Park and behind CUNA Mutual Group on Mineral Point Rd


*^Topics and venue are confirmed 1 month prior so please come back and check it out.



Sept 8, 2014

September Awareness Proclamation Campaign Celebration

Identity Theft by Summit Credit Union,
Check out adaptive cycling and "Walk n Rolls" calendar below ...

Sept. 15 is our Benvenuto's fundraiser Click here for flyer.

Oct 2014

Adaptive Technology Resources, Inc.

Aging and Disability Resource Center will present an overview of services

Nov 8, 2014

Starts at 3 p.m.

Mark your calendar for our Anniversary Party
on Nov 8, 2014 at Wellspring UMC

RSVP with Tina or on our yahoogroup

Dec 2014
to be determined

Want to be involved as a volunteer for our events? See our Volunteer Flyer.

--2014-- Handcycling and rolling together on paths along with kayaking planning and updates are announced on our yahoogroup.

Adaptive Cycling & Walk n Rolls (Sign up or RSVP on our yahoogroup) Click this link for .pdf document

Adaptive Kayaking

  • Opportunites exist weekly with our Madison SCI boat to be located at Brittingham Boats after Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Sat., Aug 23, at Mirror Lake

Thank you to our speakers!

January, March, April 2014 -Females, Males, all- Physical Disability and Sexuality - See Flyer
Bird watching guided by Gary Turk - email if you want to be part of this organized event.

May 2014 - Improv Wheelchair Dance for ALL Ages with Kim Lasdon

June 2014 - "What's New in Wheelchair's & Accessibility" by NuMotion and
RoWheels, a local Madison company!
July 2014 - Adapted Vehicles by Mobility Works


August 2014 - Michael Johnson: "My goal is to become the first paralyzed driver to participate in the IndyCar Series and race in the Indy 500."

We, also, learned about a surgery he had to help get feeling back since his spinal cord injury.

<-- More Pictures to come!

Click to see review past speakers & topics; please feel free to make a recommendation for a new topic or to request a topic be repeated.


Thanks to the organizations letting us participate at their location.

Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Dr., Madison, WI 53705



Check out our story on Ride the Drive 2014:

*More Sitting Ballet Pictures of some of our members

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Have newsletter ideas or an article to submit? Email Steve, our editor, at

*** Our Picnic is August 2, 2014 *** Pictures coming soon!

July 2013 Picnic at Brittingham Park --- Picnic pictures

Thank you Coloplast for sponsoring the main meal.

  • Adaptive fishing - no fishing license required for those with physical or cognitive disabilities as we have a permit
  • Handcycling and some handcycles may be available to try out.
  • NuMotion will have service person available to look at air in tires, back adjustments, and other minor yet HELPFUL maintenance issues.






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Seeking More Accessible Activities & Events?

What are your ideas? Email or subscribe to our yahoogroup.