Helpful Resources, and Credible Organizations and Web Sites

The American Trauma Society

Dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care | 800-556-7890

Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Promoting the health and wellbeing of people living with spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services | 800-539-7309

Family Voices

Aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities

United Spinal Association

Leading the way in maximizing the quality of life and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries and diseases since 1948 | 800-962-9629


NTAF helps families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to catastrophic spinal cord or brain injury. Established in 1983 by medical professionals, NTAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides expert fundraising guidance to patients, families and communities nationwide, while offering fiscal accountability for funds raised. | 800-642-8399

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Federal government agency within the U.S. Department of Labor helping ensure that people with disabilities have equal employment opportunities | 866-487-2365

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

The UAB-SCIMS works to maintain and improve a cost-effective, comprehensive service delivery system for people who incur a spinal cord injury. A Model System facility must demonstrate outstanding care to individuals with spinal cord injury, from the emergency medical services to acute care in the hospital to rehabilitation. | 205-934-3450

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Working to unite and empower the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research | 888-564-2228

If your loved one has a dual diagnosis of both brain and spinal cord injury, you may want to access these organizations:

American Heart Association

Works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke | 800-242-8721

American Stroke Association

Works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke | 888-478-7653

Brain Injury Association of America

Dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research | 800-444-6443

Brain Trauma Foundation

Dedicated to improving the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients worldwide by developing best practices guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers | 212-772-0608