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Living With a Spinal Cord Injury - Other Places To Get Help


American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD  20824-1220
Phone: (301) 652-2682
Fax: (301) 652-7711
TDD: 1-800-377-8555
Web Address:

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. AOTA's mission is to advance the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Phone: (718) 803-3782
Web Address:

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides information and referral to people who have spinal cord injuries and to their families. The group sponsors chapters nationwide. And its website provides many links to information and education about spinal cord injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
Phone: (205) 934-3283
Web Address:

This website offers educational materials and information on services of the University of Alabama Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS). It includes links to national organizations, government agencies, commercial products, and educational resources related to spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 1-877-278-0644 toll-free
Web Address:

The Rehabilitation Resource and Training Center (RRTC) on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a collaborative effort by national leaders in SCI-related research, clinical experts, support and education organizations, independent living centers, and consumers with SCI. The focus of RRTC is to develop knowledge about and to prevent secondary conditions in SCI.

RRTC studies cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and many other secondary conditions, such as respiratory problems, urinary tract infection, depression, and pain. The group also studies quality of life and how exercise and physical activity can help prevent certain secondary conditions after SCI.

The RRTC website includes links to consumer information and publications on subjects related to SCI.

U.S. Department of Justice: Americans With Disabilities Act
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section—NYA
Washington, DC  20530
Phone: 1-800-514-0301
Fax: (202) 307-1197
TDD: 1-800-514-0383
Web Address:

This Department of Justice website has links to information about the legal rights of Americans who are in some way disabled. Legal rights to housing, jobs, mobility, education, technology use, health care, and recreation are described. And the website also has information about the latest legal developments that affect people with disabilities.


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Last Updated: May 07, 2013
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