Knowledge Books


Accessible Transportation
Transportation options, methods and availability for persons with mobility disabilities
Adjusting To SCI/D
Assistance in making the adjustment after sustaining a spinal cord inury or disease
Advocacy
Learn how to direct one's own life with skills that can support or promote a particular cause, effect change and achieve best outcomes.
Assistive Technology
Assistive equipment of all types, assistive technology, and devices that enhance the activities of daily living for people with spinal cord injury or disorder.....
Caregivers
Information and resources for caregivers.
Employment
Information about employment rights, preparing your resume, interview tips, job banks to look for your next job, federal and state employment resources.
Federal/State Benefits
Information about supplemental security income (SSI) social security disability insurance program (SSDI), Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits and Victim Crime Compensation Boards.
Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users
Important tips for wheelchair users to handle situations before and during a fire, and to address fire prevention within homes. The tips are a model that can be modified and adjusted to fit the varying types of homes and structures.
Health & Wellness after SCI
Includes information specific to unique health care needs of the person living with SDI/D; discusses resources for persons living with disc disease and other back & spine conditions.
Helpful Groups in the SCI/D World
Organizations and resources that are helpful to the spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) community.
Home Modifications
Information about paying for home modifications, accessible home design and how to become your own self-advocate requesting modifications.
Housing
Information about housing laws, design and technical advice for people with disabilities, public housing and housing assistance.
Insurance
Types and sources of insurance featuring but not limited to health insurance.
International Spinal Cord Injury Resources
List of disability-related organizations/groups by geographical region.
New Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Onset
Comprehensive new SCI/D information
Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury & Disease
Pediatric SCI resources, facilities, publications and special concerns....
Physicians - Locating Specialists
Provides helpful suggestions for talking with and resources for finding a doctor and/or dentist
Preventing Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury prevention resources
Professional Organizations, Journals, and Education
Resources for the health care professional in the field of Spinal Cord Injury or Disease rehabilitation and care
Rehabilitation, New Injury & Recovery Programs
Information about finding the right rehabilitation facility for you, learn about the SCI Model System Centers, and rehab resources.
Research about SCI/D
Spinal cord injury and disease research information
Rural Resources
Check here for resources relating to spinal cord injuries or disorders in more rural settings.
Spanish Language Resources
Spinal cord injury or SCI disorder-related resources in the Spanish language
Spinal Cord Diseases or Disorders
Congenital or disease onset causes, symptoms, treatments and prognosis's effecting mobility or sensation
Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Lexicon
An A to Z listing of words and phrased commonly associated with spinal cord injury and disorders.
Sports, Recreation & Fitness
General information about adaptive sports and recreation as well as resources available for people with disabilities.
State & Local Resources
State resource pages include United Spinal Association Chapters, local SCI/D support groups. Model System and CARF-accredited rehab facilities, Centers for Independent Living, State programs and much more!
Success Stories - Living with SCI/D
Most people progress greatly after their SCI happens. Here are some of their stories.
UsersFirst Mobility Map
This knowledge book is designed to help you find answers to common questions about getting a wheelchair. Each chapter guides you step-by-step through the path of getting a wheelchair.
Video Resources
The Spinal Cord Central Video Room is currently a “screening room” for videos of particular interest to our members and the SCI/D community. Many subject area videos accompany their respective subject area materials and are reached as 'related pages' from the Video Room. This resource is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.
Women's Issues
Check here for a variety of spinal cord injury or disorder-related issues that are unique for women including pregnancy, breastfeeding, maternal health, menopause, health related issues of heart disease, osteoporosis and breast health.