Yearly Archives: 2020
The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) Women’s Chapter vision is to provide a forum where members discuss female specific topics and share ideas to help those participating achieve a greater sense of self. Additionally, we make an effort to plan fun monthly activities of which all are welcome to participate as they desire.
One of the reasons people rarely recover from spinal cord injury is the scar tissue that develops, preventing nerve cells from reconnecting. But a new study from Zhigang He, PhD, of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, demonstrated a way to minimize scar cell formation in adult mice after a spinal cord injury. The study, published in Nature, offers insights for new approaches to treating spinal cord injuries.
Purchasing a vehicle, whether brand new or gently used, is something that most people will do within their lifetime. Usually this involves some research, browsing through vehicle listings online, and possibly even visiting a few dealerships and getting behind the wheel. But, for wheelchair users the process also involves a few additional steps that may seem daunting for new buyers. This includes decisions like a side-entry or rear-entry vehicle, an in-floor or folding ramp or lift, and determining whether they will be a driver or passenger of the vehicle. Additionally, wheelchair users have options for hand controls, transfer seats and various securement devices.
Disability Details offers in depth information about Disability Rights, disability access, and disability life from a completely disability led perspective.
Disability Details is led by Stephanie Woodward, a proud disabled woman and an attorney focused on disability rights issues. Stephanie previously worked as a litigator at a disability rights law firm and served as the Director of Advocacy at an independent living center for five years. She also served as organizer with ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights group.
The Access2CRT.org website shares information regarding Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) and provide resources and tools to promote and protect access for people with disabilities.
Complex Rehab Technology includes medically necessary and individually configured manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers.
Experts detail new paradigms of vocational rehabilitation that are fostering measurable progress in employment outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury
East Hanover, NJ. A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes being achieved in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury. Their article, “30 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act: Perspectives on employment for persons with spinal cord injury,”
At Fun4theDisabled, we believe everyone deserves not only to be included, but celebrated. We create video media and content highlighting opportunities for people with disabilities in the community, connecting them with organizations, programs, and events designed to provide accessibility that is both inclusive and FUN!
Dynamic networks that specialize in the transmission of information generally consist of multiple components, including not only primary processors, like computers, for example, but also numerous support applications and services. The human nervous system is fundamentally very similar—neurons, like computers, process and transmit information, sending molecular signals through axons to other neurons, all of which are supported by non-neuronal components, including an array of cells known as glia.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the crucial “crosstalk” between the spinal autonomic nervous system and supraspinal control centers. Therefore, SCI may result not only in motor paralysis but also in potentially life-threatening impairments of many autonomic functions including, but not limited to, blood pressure regulation. Despite the detrimental consequences of autonomic dysregulation, management and recovery of autonomic functions after SCI is greatly underexplored. Although impaired autonomic function may impact several organ systems, this overview will focus primarily on disruptions of cardiovascular and thermoregulation and will offer suggestions for management of these secondary effects of SCI.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is ever among the approximately 17,700 Americans who each year, according to The Journal of American Medical Association, suffer a new spinal cord injury or the hundreds of thousands that continue to live with a spinal cord injury, you may be relieved to learn about recent research.