SCI Information & Resources

Medical Research

Dr. Wise Young

Spinal Cord Injury Project
, Rutgers University under the direction of Dr. Wise Young is involved in
cutting edge research promising new hope for a cure.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops
treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury

Spinal Cord Injury Resources

NSCIA
– The National Spinal Cord Injury Association,  has a wealth of information, on medical as well as
non-medical topics.

Recreational Resources

Wheels 2 Water
– Provides information on surfing for disabled youngsters who would like to participate
in their Wheels 2 Water program

Avery Biomedical Devices

Provide a far lower cost of care and a much higher quality of life for ventilator dependent patients with
quadriplegia, central sleep apnea, and diaphragm paralysis..
URL
www.averybiomedical.com/index.html

Clinical Trials

Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Dr. Christine Sang's research group at the Brigham and Women's
Hospital in Boston is currently working on multiple clinical trials to treat pain following spinal cord injury.


Rehabilitation Centers

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
URL:
http://www.kmrrec.org/

Mt. Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury System
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD and Wayne Gordon. PhD
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1240
New York, NY 10029-6574
URL:
http://www.mssm.edu/rehab/


Facing Disability For Families Facing Spinal Cord Injuries
http://www.facingdisability.com

Shepherd Center, Inc.
Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System
David F. Apple, Jr., MD and Lesley M. Hudson, MA
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
URL:
http://www.shepherd.org


Shriners Hospitals for Children
Philadelphia, Chicago, Sacramento
http://www.shrinershq.org/hospitals/sci.html


Local Resources


VESID
Vocational and Educational Services
for Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/


Social Security
Ticket to work program
www.ssa.gov


Medicaid
For working Individuals with Disabilities
Medicaid Buy in Program
www.ny.gov






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