Please find below a list of resources that you may find helpful:
This site is dedicated to improving the quality of medical care delivered to persons with SCI
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Current NIDRR research and publications. Also has links to other disability and rehabilitation resources.
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research. Funded by NIDRR. Includes link to listing of the Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems.
An international toll-free consulting service that provides information about employment of people with disabilities. Not a job placement service.
This site contains information about the upcoming Paralympics.
American Spinal Injury Association. Information regarding organization, annual meetings, publications, membership information, research and other SCI links.
Information regarding summer and winter sports and recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
The Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine released an updated evidence-based guideline on the acute management of autonomic dysreflexia (AD) following spinal cord injury. For a copy of the guidelines, go to www.scicpg.org.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Includes chat room, news room, resource center, message board, communication desk and upcoming events.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Information regarding wheelchair basketball.
Includes broad range of topics including equipment and links to other sites.
Paralyzed Veterans of America. Includes SCI resource center, calendar of events, sports and recreation, resources for professional. Can also order PVA practice guidelines from this link.
Information regarding quad rugby.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. An interdisciplinary association for the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technologies.
Organization mission is to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries through education of individuals, community leaders and the creators of public policy.
This is an easy to read site about basic anatomy and medical issues for the person with SCI.
Has links to National Registry of Rehab Technology Specialists and to organizations, facilities, resources, sports, etc.
National Rehabilitation Information Center. Instant Disability Information Center. Literature database on disability and rehabilitation. Contains abstract and citation information.
The National Center of Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) provides 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.
This website will allow you to search for exercises appropriate for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions. Exercise can be selected and compiled into a booklet for your clients.