Here you will find downloadable publications that benefit SCI/D’s as well as others.
What is Spinal Cord Injury and Disease? (PDF)-This brochure is a general introduction to SCI/D. Understanding what a spinal cord injury is and what diseases affect the spinal cord is not only the first stage of rehabilitation, it is also an important key to prevention.
Disability Etiquette (PDF)-A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. You don’t have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.
Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users (PDF)-Important tips 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.
Accessible Air Travel (PDF)-Although air travel today is available to most people, barriers to access still exist. A passenger with a disability may encounter obstacles just to reach an airplane seat. Knowing what to expect from the time an airline reservation is booked to the moment the flight touches down takes the surprises out of traveling.
Parking Pads (PDF)-Have you ever discovered someone illegally parked in a handicapped zone and wished you could say or do something? Now you can! Simply slip one of these informative reminders under the offender’s windshield wiper and you’ve made your point.
Canes to Wheelchairs: Mobility Alternatives (PDF)-How you get around has a big impact on what you can do and where you can go. This publication, written by master clinician and educator Jean Minkel, MA, PT, is a guide that assists people in making the right choice in their selection of a mobility device.
Stay Safe: Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries (PDF)-Not many people believe they can become a statistic of spinal cord injury; however, it happens every day. It is important to know that spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. There are some protective measures you can take to avoid getting a spinal cord injury.
Impact of Healthcare Reform on People with Disabilities (PDF)-Making sense of this complex issue is important. This document contains an easy to follow summary of the major health care reform provisions that particularly impact people with disabilities.
Autonomic Dysreflexia Information Card (PDF)-Important medical information that you can share with your physicians regarding the treatment of Autonomic Dysreflexia. Keep this card readily available in case of emergency.
Taking Action (PDF)-The information contained in this pamphlet is designed to enable you to become an effective self-advocate. A self-advocate is someone who is actively involved in getting what they want. As advocates for organizations can attest, advocacy is a process.
Accessing Local Government-Participatory government is at the foundation of the social and political structure of the US, but many Americans with disabilities are denied the opportunity to share in their state and local governments. Learn how to access state and local government to initiate change.