Research & Resources

  • The Drew Crew Foundation: The Drew Crew is a non-profit organization focused on helping individuals and families that have suffered a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. 
  • The Challenged Athletes Foundation: To provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Levels & Classification: The meaning of the different spinal cord injury levels, the definition of complete and incomplete injury, and the different classification of spinal cord injury.
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Social Security Disability: Filing for Social Security Disability with a Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Questions To Consider When Choosing A Rehab Facility: Not all rehabilitation centers have a spinal cord injury program. Do as much research as possible, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Non Wheelchair User Etiquette: "Spinal Cord Injury Etiquette:" Firsthand tips for non-wheelchair users.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Manual for Patients and Families: An online resource of information on SCI health, rehabilitation, and support.
  • Shepherd Center: A private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury.
  • Push To Walk: ​Provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements.
  • Publications for Disabled Veterans: As part of their mission, Paralyzed Veterans produces a wide range of publications. Click  the link to see a list of what is available.
  • The Stand Up and Play Foundation: For every physically handicapped person, the Paramobile is an important and valuable tool that gives you a bit more freedom.
  • Kelly Brush Foundation: Improving the quality of life for individuals living with SCI by purchasing adaptive athletic equipment for those with financial limitations.
  • I Live With a ( is a social networking website out to give everyone the tools, ability and network to love themselves.
  • Handicap Help: Information on ideas and easily made tools to reduce daily frustrations, ask questions, and share your own creative ideas.
  • Facing Disability: Facing Disability is a web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.
  • Disability Advisor: Provides information and answers to a wide range of topics concerning government disability benefits programs. "Ask the Advisor" allows readers to submit questions online or by phone.