Resources from the NIDILRR Community for People with Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord by a direct injury or from damage to the tissue and bones that surround the spinal cord. The damage from an SCI may result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, movement, strength, and body functions below the site of the injury. People with SCI may also experience secondary conditions, such as diabetes, pressure injuries, chronic pain, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. People with SCI have the right to live as independently as possible and to fully participate in their communities. However, they may face barriers to living independently and participating in their communities, such as physical, attitudinal, and programmatic barriers to employment, education, healthcare, and recreation. NARIC’s information specialists are often asked for information and resources that may assist people with SCI participate in their communities. We would like to highlight some of the consumer products from the NIDILRR community for people with SCI, their families, and the service providers that support them. These consumer products may include guides, factsheets, videos, and more.

Below, you will find just a few examples of evidence-based consumer products produced by the NIDILRR community:

Are you a person with SCI, family member, or service provider looking for information and resources on COVID-19 and SCI? The South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System has evidence-based information and resources on COVID-19 and SCI, which also includes information on the vaccine.

To learn more about these and other products from the NIDILRR community, contact NARIC’s information specialists.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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