Living With a Spinal Cord Injury (cont.)
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|
|Web Address: ||http://www.aota.org|
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|
|1 Church Street|
|Rockville, MD 20850|
|Web Address: ||www.spinalcord.org|
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides information and referral to individuals with new and existing spinal cord injuries and to their families. It sponsors chapters nationwide, and the association website provides an extensive number of links to information and education on spinal cord injuries.
|Rehabilitation Resource and Training Center on Spinal Cord Injury|
|National Rehabilitation Hospital|
|102 Irving Street, NW|
|Washington, DC 20010|
|Phone: ||1-877-278-0644 (toll-free)|
|Fax: ||(202) 726-7521|
|TDD: ||(202) 877-1450|
|Web Address: ||www.sci-health.org/|
The Rehabilitation Resource and Training Center (RRTC) on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a collaborative effort by national leaders in SCI-related research, clinical expertise, support and education organizations, independent living centers, and consumers with SCI. The focus of this RRTC is on developing knowledge about and prevention of secondary conditions in SCI. The primary conditions studied will be cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, although a wide range of other secondary conditions, such as respiratory problems, urinary tract infection, depression, and pain, as well as quality of life, will be examined. The network will also study how exercise and physical activity can help prevent certain secondary conditions after SCI. The website includes links to consumer information and publications on a wide range of subjects related to SCI.
|Spinal Cord Injury Information Network|
|Phone: ||(205) 934-3283|
|Fax: ||(205) 975-4691|
|TDD: ||(205) 934-4642|
|Web Address: ||www.spinalcord.uab.edu|
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.
|U.S. Department of Justice: Americans With Disabilities Act|
|950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW|
|Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section—NYA|
|Washington, DC 20530|
|Fax: ||(202) 307-1197|
|Web Address: ||www.ada.gov|
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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