Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC)

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills , NJ 07078

Voice: 

973-467-8270

Mid-America Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA)

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.

6108 N.W. 63 St., Suite A
Oklahoma City , OK 73132-7526

Voice: 

405-721-7168

Toll Free: 

800-321-5041

Fax: 

405-721-1829

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Email:

askus@unitedspinal.org

Search the United Spinal Association Disability Products & Services Directory to discover providers and organizations that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with a spinal cord injury or disease.

United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Blvd. #320
Kew Gardens , NY 11415

Voice: 

718-803-3782

Toll Free: 

800-962-9629 Resource Center

Fax: 

718-803-0414

National Spinal Cord Injury Hotline

Email:

askus@unitedspinal.org

Information and referral for treatment and rehabilitation.

United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Blvd. #320
Kew Gardens , NY 11415

Voice: 

718-803-3782

Toll Free: 

800-962-9629

Fax: 

718-803-0414

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Email:

info@pva.org

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.

801 18th St., N.W.
Washington , DC 20006-3517

TTY: 

800-795-4327

Toll Free: 

800-424-8200

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Email:

sciweb@uab.edu

Information resource on Spinal cord injury issues.

UAB Model SCI System
1717 6th Ave S
Birmingham , AL 35233

Voice: 

205-934-3283

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

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. Direct Link: https://askus-resource-center.unitedspinal.org/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&i...

120-34 Queens Blvd. #320
Kew Gardens , NY 11415

Voice: 

718-803-3782

Toll Free: 

800-962-9629

Fax: 

718-803-0414