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Resources for People with SCI

General Information about SCI

Community Integration/Peer Forums

  • Job Accommodation Network is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about employment of people with disabilities. Not a job placement service. 
  • The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) has an interactive chat room, news room, resource center, message board, communication desk and list of upcoming events. 
  • New Mobility includes broad range of topics including equipment and links to other sites. 
  • Spinal Cord Essentials is a website that provides patient education resources with handouts on mobility, bowel and bladder, medical issues, equipment, etc.
  • The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has frequently asked questions for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families, as well as links to current research studies and peer mentoring. 
  • United Spinal Association. The United Spinal Association is an organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury and dysfunction through education via the Spinal Cord Resource Center, peer support, civil rights advocacy, a network of support groups, consulting services devoted to making built environments accessible to people with disabilities, assistance with pursuit of employment, and a network of regional chapters. 
  • Will2Walk Foundation provides scholarships to assist people with traumatic SCI to pay for products and services such as educational assistance, medical supplies, sports equipment, personal growth and development, therapy, and transportation.

Health/Fitness and Sports

  • Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) is an advocacy group working to promote physical activity and accessibility for persons with disabilities. Their work is based upon objectives outlined by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • The International Paralympic Committee site contains information about the upcoming Paralympics. 
  • The National Center of Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is a tremendous resource for individuals looking to plan or implement physical activity programs for persons with disabilities. On their website, you will find links such as video showing chair-based activity, guides to community parks that are wheelchair accessible, and a virtual tour of an accessible fitness center.
  • The National Sports Center for the Disabled provides information about summer and winter sports and recreation for children and adults with disabilities. 
  • The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) provides valuable information regarding wheelchair basketball.
  • The Quad Rugby Association provides information regarding quad rugby. 
  • SCI-Ex is a FREE app available for iOS devices designed to help people with SCI maintain a healthy lifestyle.  A variety of exercises are shown and described in easy to understand how-to videos.  
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