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Living with a Spinal Cord Injury: Resources

RIC's LIFE Center

Become informed. Get connected. Be inspired. The LIFE Center ("Learning, Innovation, Family, Empowerment") strives to help you live life fully. Our growing collection of books, videos, magazines and multimedia learning resources is geared toward people with disabilities and their families. Community resources, such as support groups, classes and disability-specific organizations/programs are included in our Center to connect you to information that spans key topics of life.

External Websites

  • United Spinal Association
    "United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability."
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    "National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the membership division of United Spinal, was founded in 1948 to improve the lives of all paralyzed Americans. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease. We provide active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life."
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
    "Founded in 1979, the mission of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA) is to serve as a comprehensive resource center for individuals who have been personally affected by paralysis, those working in related fields, and other interested persons. The mission also includes working to prevent new injuries from happening."
  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
    "The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. Here, you will find our educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information."