Daily Archives: September 8, 2003
The Model Spinal Cord Injury System program, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Dept of Education, provides assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery , demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and other rehabilitation services to meet the needs of individuals with spinal cord injury.
Model System Centers across the United States work together to demonstrate improved care, maintain a national database, participate in independent and collaborative research and provide continuing education relating to spinal cord injury.
Law Firms & Attorneys Specializing in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Brain Injury Law Center
Based in Hampton, VA, and recognized nationally as a legal advocate for the traumatically injured, Stephen M. Smith has practiced brain injury and spinal cord injury law for 28 years. If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain or spinal cord injury, contact Stephen today for legal guidance and just compensation so that you can afford the best medical care available.
When to apply:
You should apply as soon as you become disabled. If you apply for Social Security, Disability benefits will not begin until the sixth full month of disability. The Social Security disability waiting period begins with the first full month after the date we decide your disability began. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits are paid for the first full month after the date you filed your claim, or, if later, the date you become eligible for SSI.
The premier source for information on Assistive Technology. ABLEDATA is a federally funded database whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and Rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. The database contains information on more than 29,000 assistive technology products with detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information. It also contains information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs.
American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
Group of medical and other professionals engaged in treatment of spinal cord injury: to promote and establish standards for health care, education, to foster research and to facilitate communication between members.
A Global Community dedicated to individuals seeking or offering products, services, information, and participation in ensuring that the Web is accessible to people with disabilities, including people who have physical and neurological disabilities.
Helps people with disabilities realize they can become beautiful, sexual, and proud; no matter their ability. Provides info on fashion, dating, and sex for women with SCI. Includes a singles section.
A guide to information concerning disabilities available on the World Wide Web. Database has more than 500 sites – which includes both Canadian and US-focused sites and resources. Created and maintained by editors who evaluate sites submitted by visitors and organize them into categories and sub-categories.
Disability Resource Directory
Resource Guide to the Internet for those seeking Disability information. Many general and specific disability links.
Online patient support groups for people living with neurological conditions provided as a free public service by the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and are open to everyone. These message boards are a place to share ideas, thoughts and feelings with other patients and caregivers around the world.
CareCure Community (SpineWire)
This site is a successor to the highly successful SpineWire and Cando web sites. The new site provides information and discussion forums for the spinal cord injury community. Also contains articles, lectures and other resources that might be of interest to people with a spinal cord injury. The site is provided by the Spinal Cord Injury Project of the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University for the spinal cord injury community.
Australasian Spinal Research Trust (Australia)
The Trust is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis via promotion and funding of research and dissemination of information about developments in research.
Canadian & American Spinal Research Organization (Canada)
An alliance of the CSRO and ASRO to help us maximize research and the fund raising efforts. Dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury through targeted medical & scientific research.
Large selection of home medical equipment that welcome Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance. Provides products that allow a more independent life style, including; wheelchairs, bedroom & bathroom assistance products, walkers and accessories.
A leading provider of urological supplies. They carry over 55,000 products from te top manufacturers and accept assignment on Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. They provide free home delivery on all orders. Samples are available for a free trial.