SCI Resources

Spinal Cord Injury Resources

SCI Facts and Info

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
BrainandSpinalcord.org’s mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.

CareCure
CareCure has over 70 forums covering spinal cord injuries where they discuss everything from Life to Legislation & Advocacy, from Sports and Travel to Pain, from Computers to Politics.

United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Our programs and services provide support and information to people with a Spinal Cord Injury, their loved ones, care providers and professionals.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
This website offers educational materials and information on services of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) along with links to national organizations, government agencies, commercial products, and educational resources related to spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Central
Operated jointly by both founding organizations, SPINAL CORD CENTRAL is the destination for members of the spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) community who are seeking information and resource referrals related to SCI/D.

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone
The Spinal Cord Injury Zone web site is a not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base. The mission of The SCI Zone.com is to provide reliable News on Spinal Cord Injury related issues.

Other SCI Foundations & Funding Sources

ACLS
The ACLS provides a comprehensive list of financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities that wish to pursue a higher education.

Amy Van Dyken Foundation
Amy Van Dyken Foundation’s mission is to provide essential medical equipment for people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford these necessities.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

The Kids Equipment Network
TKEN was founded to help children whose families have insufficient or no funding for essential equipment. TKEN does so by providing them with new and refurbished adaptive equipment.

Mike Utley Foundation
The mission of the Mike Utley Foundation is to financially support an effective function-restoring treatment for spinal cord injuries, to encourage through education that of adopting a rehabilitative lifestyle for the spinal cord injured and a public awareness of spinal cord injuries.

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) is committed to finding a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. MCPF is also a community of people that provides information and emotional support to those affected by paralysis.

The Rick Hanson Institute
The Rick Hanson Institut1e’s mission is to inspire others to share in the achievement of big dreams that accelerate improvements in the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries.

Conquer Paralysis Now
Conquer Paralysis Now’s mission is simply to cure paralysis now. It is formally known as the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.

SCI Hope Fund
The SCI Hope Fund is dedicated to assisting individuals living with spinal cord injury and supporting research to eliminate paralysis. Grants are available for former and current Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis (RHI) spinal cord patients.

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.

Swim With Mike
Swim With Mike provides financial resources for advanced education that paves the way for physically challenged athletes to overcome their tragedies and realize their full potential.

The Travis Roy Foundation
The Travis Roy Foundation was established to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research into a cure. Individual grant funds are available to modify vans and to purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis’s goal is to unite and empower the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research.

Variety
The mission of Variety as the Children’s Charity of Wisconsin is “Providing life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities.”

Government Resources

Disability.gov
DisabilityInfo.gov is the federal government’s one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others.

Medicare.gov
Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary web site provided by the government that provides access to information about Medicare.

United States Senate
Find out who your Senators or Representatives are as well as how to contact them.

Wisconsin Medicaid
The Wisconsin Medicaid web site gives you information regarding the Medicaid programs and plans offered by the state Wisconsin to help out the elderly, blind or disabled. You can also find links and information to such programs as the Medicaid Purchase Plan or Family Care.

SCI Activities & Info

Access-Able Travel Source
Access-Able Travel Source provides information about: disabled travel, wheelchair travel, disabled holidays, disability travel, handicapped travel, accessible travel, accessable travel, vacations for disabled.

Adaptations By Adrian
Adaptations By Adrian is an online store that specializes in supplying adaptive clothing for people in wheelchairs.

Adaptive Sportsmen
Adaptive Sportsmen’s mission is Our mission is providing recreational opportunities for physically challenged people.

American Association of Adaptive Sports Programs
AAASP’s mission is to oversee the partnership of leaders in education and community to lay the foundation for a national network of interscholastic adapted athletic programs.

American Wheelchair Bowling Association
The AWBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to growth, encouragement, promotion and regulation of the sport of wheelchair bowling throughout the world.

Canine Partners for Life
Canine Partners For Life (CPL) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.

DisabledTravelers.com
A comprehensive listing of accessible travel specialists: Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Adventure Travel Companies, Accessible Cruise Specialists, Accessible Van Rentals & Equipment, Travel Companions, Home Exchanges, and Access Guides for wheelchair users and other disabled travelers.

GettingHired.com
Where people with disabilities gather, network, & find success in the workplace with employers.

National Wheelchair Basketball Association
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association provides qualified individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in the sport of wheelchair basketball.

People on Wheels
People On Wheels mission is to improve the quality of life for the growing population of Americans who live and work in wheelchairs by providing a national, state and local information marketplace which supplies support, empowerment opportunities, awareness, advocacy, and a sense of community to those who by illness or injury share extraordinary life challenges.

U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association
The U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association’s mission is to provide a quality hockey program for persons requiring the use of an electric (power) wheelchair in daily life.

Wheelchair Getaways
Wheelchair Getaways offers accessible van rentals from Phoenix to Detroit, San Francisco to Miami. They are here to meet your accessible vehicle needs. They are proud to serve customers in almost every U.S. city, like Chicago and New Orleans plus most airports like Seattle’s SeaTac, Washington DC’s Dulles and Reagan, and New Jersey’s Newark. We offer daily, weekly, monthly and long-term accessible van rentals.