National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Spinal Cord Injury web based source for information and resources for living well after spinal cord injury or disease(SCI/D). Whether you are new to SCI/D,
Easy to understand explanations of the spinal cord and what happens after a spinal cord injury with message boards, chat rooms, links….
Feb 15, 2010  Resources for those with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries and diseases of the spine. Provides quadriplegic, paraplegic and
Spinal Cord Injury web based source for information and resources for living well after spinal cord injury or disease(SCI/D). Whether you are new to SCI/D,
An informational resource for the latest medical research being conducted in the search for a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Dedicated to spinal cord injury research and finding a cure for spinal cord injury and neural degenerative disease.
International Center for Spinal Cord InjuryResearch. Restoration. Recovery. Founded in 2005 by neurologist Dr. John McDonald, one of the world’s foremost

SCI Treatment Facilities

Metro Health
The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, founded in 1953 as Highland View Hospital, was one of the nation’s first hospitals dedicated solely to rehabilitation. Our long and focused history has allowed the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute to develop a level of expertise that has become a regional resource and a national model.
Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System at UMHS
The U-M Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System, part of the University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is proud to be one of the 14 institutions in the United States to be classified as a Model Spinal Cord Injury Center by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
Mount Sinai – Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, M.D. Mt. Sinai Medical Center 1425 Madison Ave, Room 4-25 New York, NY 10029-6574 212-659-9371; 212-659-9728 (Fax)
New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
Steve Williams, M.D. NE Regional SCI Center Boston Medical Center 732 Harrison Ave, Preston F511 Boston, MA 02118-2393 617-638-7911; 617-638-7303 (Fax)
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System
Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D. Department of Rehab Medicine Harborview Medical Center 325 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-731-3665; 206-731-8580 (Fax)
Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center
East Tennessee’s recognized leader in rehabilitating stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
David Chen, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 East Superior Street, #1146 Chicago, IL 60611 312-328-0764; 312-238-2512 (Fax)
Shepherd Center:
Since 1982, Shepherd Center has been designated as a Model System of Care for spinal cord injury by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
Since 1973, The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Spain Rehabilitation Center has received federal funds to operate a Model Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System (UAB-SCICS). This system is one of eighteen such systems of care existing in the United States today.
The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley:
Jefferson, in affiliation with the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, is designated as one of the nation’s 16 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and the only one in the Delaware Valley.
TIRR is completely committed not only to providing the most current rehabilitation care for people with spinal cord injuries, but also to educating tomorrow’s leaders in this field.
University of Pittsburgh Model System on SCI
Michael L. Boninger, M.D. University of Pittsburgh 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-648-6654; 412-692-4410 (Fax)

Social Organizations
Dedicated to improving the quality of medical care delivered to persons with SCI. Promotes research and the review of scientific findings.
ASIA – American Spinal Injury Association
Group of medical and other professionals engaged in treatment of spinal cord injury: to promote and establish standards for health care, education, to foster research and to facilitate communication between members.
Canadian & American Spinal Research Organization
An alliance of the CSRO and ASRO to help us maximize research and the fund raising efforts. Dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury through targeted medical & scientific research.
Center for Paralysis Research
The Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue University was founded to both develop and test promising methods of treatment for spinal cord injuries.
Center for Spinal Cord Injury – Center for Sci Recovery – Rehabilitation Insitute of Michigan
As a leader in the treatment of spinal cord injury (sci recovery), RIM sees more SCI patients than any other program in Michigan. Our high patient volumes and diverse patient population means our team of experts is experienced in treating all types of spinal cord injuries including the most complex cases.
CNS Online
Non-profit organization dedicated to research and treatment of neurological diseases.
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
The Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure (FSCIPCC) is a free informational and support resource for the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries caused by accidents and criminal acts. The FSCIPCC works to increase public awareness of SCI, provide patient information and fund SCI research.
Helping Hands
A non-profit organization that trains monkeys to aid quadriplegics and others who are disabled.
Home – Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
A merger of the American Paralysis Association and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Web site has news, publications, events and other sections.
ICCP General Information
An affiliation of organizations working to fund research into cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. This site has been created as an information resource for interested individuals, organizations and governments who wish to understand more about, and perhaps, contribute to spinal cord injury research.
Miami Project
University of Miami School of Medicine, is the world’s largest, most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury.
Mike Utley Foundation – Finding a Cure for Paralysis
Committed to providing financial support of selected research, rehabilitation and education programs on spinal cord injuries. The Foundation seeks financial assistance through special events, fund-raising, and corporate and individual support throughout the United States and Canada.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that guides spinal cord injury and transplant patients through the grassroots fundraising process, to raise funds to cover expenses such as home modification, home care, physical therapy, vocational rehab and experimental treatment.
Paralysis Resource Center
A program of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, was created in 2002 to provide a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community, and improve quality of life.
Paralyzed Veterans of America: PVA Home
This site is a resource center for veterans and for all American with a spinal cord injury or disease, as well as their families and the professional communities who serve them.
SCI Activities @ the RRC
Resource Directory by Santa Clara Medical Center. Contains local and national spinal cord injury resource information for distribution to any individual that requests it.
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
Located at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, SCoBIRC was established in 1999 to promote both individual and collaborative studies on injuries to the spinal cord and brain that result in paralysis or other loss of neurologic function.
Spinal Cord Injury Network International
SCINI is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating access to quality health care by providing information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.
Spinal Cord Injury-For Your Information (SCI-FYI
The Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury strives to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Resources, educational materials, and research news inside.
Spinal Cord Organization for Regaining Excellence
A not-for profit organization that assists paralyzed individuals.
The Fight 2 Walk Foundation
Our mission at Fight 2 Walk Foundation is spinal cord injury recovery. Our commitment is to enable our clients by providing crucial advice, case working, counseling, and funding to INSPIRE HOPE IN THE MIDST OF CATASTROPHE! Now is the time to fight and we are here to help.
The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
Organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries by raising money for spinal cord injury research. In its brief history, it has raised over $1 million despite being in all-volunteer organization. Because of that efficiency, nearly 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research. The MCPF uses a peer review process of experts to allocate its funds to the projects that offer the most potential for moving science forward.
Travis Roy Foundation – Dedicated to Spinal Cord Injury Survivors & Research
Travis Roy Foundation provides grants to spinal cord injury survivors and supports SCI research towards a cure. The web site includes resources for paraplegics, quadriplegics and their families.
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association » NBA’s New Jersey Nets and United Spinal Team Host Wheelchair Basketball Clinic for Kids
W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
The Center is situated at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The SCI Project encompasses the research program devoted to care and cure of spinal cord injury. This site describes the people, the research programs, and the mission of the Center. Also provides support and information for the community, including the forum.
Welcome to RehabTeamSite
PoinTIS is a WWW, world wide website, that provides comprehensive information on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation for health care providers, patients and patient’s families. PoinTIS is readily accessible at the point-of-care and along the entire continuum of patient care.
Welcome to the Paralysis Project of America
The Paralysis Project of America site is geared toward Scientists seeking cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and others interested in this subject.

Sports Organizations & Resources

Born from the spirit of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Paralympic Games, BlazeSports America is a nonprofit organization that provides community based sport, recreation, physical activity and healthy lifestyle programs for children and adults with physical disability. The organization is supported through individual donations, private foundations, government grants and corporate sponsorships. In addition to financial contributions, in-kind donations of equipment, services and supplies used in the program are important to its success.
Access to Sailing
Access to Sailing provides therapeutic rehabilitation to disabled and disadvantaged children and adults, through interactive sailing outings.
Adaptive Sportsmen
Adaptive Sportsmen Inc. providing outdoor recreational activities to physically challenged people
American Association of adaptedSports� Programs
Sponsors after school leagues for youth with physical or visual challenges. Features descriptions of adapted sports programs, publications, training information, news, events, and contact information.
American Canoe Association ACA
Making the world a better place to paddle.
BORP: Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program
Casa Colina
Casa Colina is a non-profit, freestanding, community-governed organization.
Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association/Association canadienne de basketball en fauteuil roulant
Disabled Archery USA
Disabled Sports USA
DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability.
Disabled Sports
Disabled Sports USA Far West leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities.
Freedom’s Wings International – Flying for people with Disabilities
Freedom’s Wings is a group of organizations devoted to flying for people with disabilities. Experience the thrill of soaring in a glider and even learn to fly one of our specially modified gliders.
Far West Wheelchair Sports
International Wheelchair Aviators
Worldwide group of pilots interested in aviation and flying.
ITF Tennis – Home Page
The website of the International Tennis Federation, the world governing body of tennis – information on all aspects of tennis including players, records, rules and events such as Davis Cup and Fed Cup.
Ultimate WC Sports
A non-profit organization, located in Calgary, AB Canada, that provides a variety of recreational and competitive sport opportunities to wheelchair athletes, coaches and volunteers. World Wheelchair Express is a Canadian foundation that supports disabled wheelchair athletes in developing countries.
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is in the business of developing and supporting the sport of wheelchair basketball in all countries worldwide.
We are the UK’s leading manufacturer of manual, power assisted and powered hand cycle wheelchair attachments. We are also the UK’s leading dealer for Quickie Shark Sports recumbent handbikes.
North American Riding for the Handicapped Assoc., Inc
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Provides therapeutic recreation and competitive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Activities include skiing, horseback riding, camping, rock climbing, sailing, plus education and outreach programs.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association
The Official Website of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association
For all your sports, concerts and special events tickets. Visit Planet Hoops.
National Wheelchair Softball Association
NWSA Committees
The National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) is the National Coordinating Body for competitive sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and survivors of stroke.
National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association
Quad Rugby
USQRA Quad Rugby Home Page USQRA Quad Rugby Home Page
Ski for Light, Inc.
Ski for Light is a cross-country skiing program for blind, visually impaired, and mobility impaired adults.
The New England Bruins Sled Hockey Program is the most competitive sled hockey team in New England. The program hosts the New England Invitational Sled Hockey Tournament. coo
The World Series:
The World Series: The World’s Elite Wheelchair Racing Series
Turning Point Nation
A website dedicated to helping physically challenged people participate in outdoor activities.
U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center
USARC Home Page
U.S. Handcycling Federation
The United States Handcycling Federation was formed in July, 1998 after participants and other supporters at the 1998 National Handcycling Championships (the first ever) came together with the goal of developing a national governing body for the sport.
U.S. Paralympic Team
The Official Site of the U.S. Paralympic Team
United States Fencing Association
The mission of the USFA is to develop fencers to achieve international success and to administer and promote the sport in the USA.
United States Tennis Association
To promote and develop the growth of tennis
USA Water Ski
USA Water Ski is the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.
Wheelchair Bodybuilding
Wheelchair Bodybuilding
Wheelchair Sports Federation
Wheelchair Sports Federation is a national non-profit that provides opportunities for the disabled and wheelchair-bound adults and youth to play sports recreationally and competitively.

Wheelchair Sports USA
From its earliest beginnings to the present day, Wheelchair Sports, USA, has been directed and developed by wheelchair athletes and wheelchair sports enthusiasts themselves.
Wheelchair Tennis in Colorado
Description: The Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Foundation’s mission is to “Promote wheelchair tennis throughout the state of Colorado to players of all ages, sex, race and levels of play

Accessible Travel Guide

Accessible International Destinations
Whether it�s a day trip or a long excursion, looking to explore or unwind, traveling in a wheelchair requires advanced planning. exists to give you the tools to plan your adventure accordingly. On, you will find updates on travel destinations worldwide; reviews on lodging, transportation, and equipment and other wheelchair travel resources. Log in or register on her website to share your personal travel destination or search resources to create your own accessible adventure

Automotive Mobility Resources

All In One Access
A full service company with over 14 years experience in complete renovations to make a home more accessible and allow greater freedom, independence and mobility to the physically challenged.
Specializes in Dodge and Chrysler wheelchair van conversions. Our vans are pre-owned, but come with a brand new conversion. We provide a limited 7 year/70,000 mile warranty on our conversion. Our current stock ranges from model years 2001 � 2006. Prices for those vans range from about $20,000 to about $33,000. We can also convert any Dodge or Chrysler van, 1996 or newer, for between $13,900 and $14,900. We deliver nationwide and have several ways to help customers with financing.
Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission
A statewide program to identify and meet the unique and lifelong needs of people with spinal cord disabilities in the state. Persons with spinal cord disabilities are provided every opportunity to live as independently and productively as possible.
Better Life Mobility
Mobility Vans, Wheelchair Vans, Riverside, San Diego & Las Vegas. Better Life Mobility Centers.
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Private organization made up of individuals with disabling conditions, their family members, organizations, professionals and other interested citizens. Strives to “open” opportunities or resources necessary to permit persons with disabilities to overcome or otherwise compensate for any barrier that may exist.
HDS Vans
Van rentals – locations in GA, FL, TN, AL.
Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC
Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC, performs the conversion on minivans and vans for wheelchair access, scooter access, and electrical chair access.
MobilityWorks Wheelchair Vans
MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers serving the disabled community with wheelchair accessible lowered floor minivans, full-size vans and commercial fleet vehicles for thousands of individuals and business clients each year. MobilityWorks, “Making The World Accessible.”
New Wheelchair Van
Looking for a new Wheelchair Van? VWMobility has America’ 1st Wheelchair accessible Minivan with German Engineering.
RR Vans
Van rentals – Locations in Conyers GA and Buford GA.
Wheelchair Getaways
Wheelchair Getaways is the leading accessible van rental company in the United States.

Spinal Cord Injury Hospitals & Rehabilitation Centers

Jan 15, 2010  Spinal cord injury hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Describes spinal cord injuries and therapies. Provides resources and assistance for the journey in recovering from a spinal cord injury.
The Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery® (CSCIR) is a unique, internationally renowned setting where innovation is our focus and recovery is our goal.
Private non-profit hospital specializing in treatment, care, and rehabilitation of spinal cord injury and disease including multiple sclerosis.
Our spinal cord injury rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation programs are designated by the U.S. National Institute on Disability and
Spinal cord injury — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of damage to the spinal cord.