Chapter 7: Information Sources
Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources
Subsection: Spinal Cord Injury
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the United States Congress and dedicated to serving the needs of its members.
PVA is a leading advocate for: Quality healthcare, research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, benefits, civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.
Sponsors fishing tournaments and trapshoot events that are accessible to people with disabilities. A great source of information on other sports activities including bowling, softball, basketball, shooting sports, hunting, snow skiing, camping, pool and various outdoor sporting events. PVA's "Step Outside" program offers multiple sports and outdoors experiences. PVA also provides information on wheelchair accessible fishing and hunting facilities and publishes a calendar of sports/outdoor events.
The Mid-America PVA Chapter hosts Annual picnics, sporting events and other recreational activities for their members throughout the year. Go to the website and check out the calendar of events that are posted on a monthly basis, including information on fishing, hunting and skiing events; deer hunting for persons who are non-ambulatory and various fall hunting events.
NSCIA is a national organization that promotes the public policies, best practices and research that enables people with spinal cord injuries to live productive, fulfilling lives.
Information and referral for treatment and rehabilitation. Emergency services 24 hours. Formerly American Paralysis Association.
Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D) as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs and disability rights.
Information resource on Spinal cord injury issues.
United Spinal Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. Their mission is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.
Accessible Air Travel: A Guide for People With Disabilities - Although air travel today is available to most people, barriers to access still exist. A passenger with a disability may encounter obstacles just to reach an airplane seat. To eliminate these hindrances, the federal government passed the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA). It is vitally important for travelers with disabilities and their companions, travel agents and others involved in air travel to know what to expect from the time an airline reservation is booked to the moment the flight touches down. The ACAA affects all aspects of air travel. This booklet provides people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids with all the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable flight. Direct Link: http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/2015-accessible-air-travel-brochure.pdf .