National Website Resources


Chairdex is a website about wheelchairs. They describe the types of chairs, the history of wheelchairs, and common accessories

Social Security and Disability Resource Center

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center ( ) is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site’s author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration.

Social Security Disability Help

 Social Security Disability Help offers assistance and advice regarding the best way to go about getting the disability benefits to which you are entitled. This website will refer you to an independent lawyer or advocate who will contact you to do an evaluation. The site is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration. This site is paid for by lawyers and advocates whose names are provided in response to user requests.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and 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. This foundation offers a Paralysis Resource Guide which is extremely useful as a tool to help you find what you need to stay as healthy, as active and as independent as possible. Among many patient education booklets, the Spinal Cord Syndromes identifies the various spinal cord injuries and the associated symptoms.   These guides are available on their website or at 1-800-539-7309

Kennedy Krieger International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

The Center works with children with paralysis to improve health and optimize recovery of function.

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)

The mission of The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) is to enable people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) to achieve their highest level of independence, health, and personal fulfillment by providing resources, services, and peer support.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

PVA works toward quality health care, rehabilitation and civil rights for veterans and all citizens with spinal cord injuries and diseases. PVA, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517; toll-free 1-800-424-8200

United Spinal Association

The association promotes full access and inclusion to persons with disabilities, including access to health care, assistive technology, recreation and housing.

CareCure Forum

For caregivers. Active and helpful message board for loved ones and caregivers of people with paralysis. Click on the "Caregiving" section when you are on the website.

Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers

This is an Internet forum, a place to share information and to support other caregivers who are caring for people with SCI.

The mission of is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages.

Nurse Groups Information about Special Olympics & Other Recreation Programs

This website gives information about the special olympics, similar opportunities for children with disabilities, wheelchair sports and wheelchair safety.