Resources

Accessibility Assistance


Access Advocates – NV

A caring team of architects, engineers, and technicians who specialize in making non-compliant buildings ADA compliant. “Over the past 19 years, we have completed over 10,000 plan checks and over 2500 audits, and have been an expert witness in over 100 cases.” Their mission is to deliver professional services to people with disabilities by providing knowledge of the ADA law and a step-by-step process to creating an accessible compliant community.
Contact them at 702-649-7575 or hello@accessadvocates.com.

Books, Magazines & Newsletters


 

Caregiver and Personal Aide Networks


Care.com

A website created to make it easier to find quality caregivers. This site covers worldwide, although there may be locations that fewer results will be given based on awareness of its existence. They offer child, adult & senior care in the areas of companion care, personal care, dementia & Alzheimer’s care, as well as housekeeping, pet sitting & errands. For more details on how it works or to join, go to www.care.com.

Funding & Development Support


Challenged Athletes Foundation

Established in 1997 from their home base in San Diego, CA, CAF works to provide people with disabilities the support and opportunities necessary for pursuing active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. They provide grants for adaptive equipment, clinics for fitness training and building confidence, and mentorship to help guide challenged athletes to reach their goals. CAF also hosts challenging fundraising events. To learn how CAF can help you or to get involved, call 858-866-0959 or email CAF@challengedathletes.org.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Dedicated to funding research for finding a cure for spinal cord injury, the Foundation also focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. On their site, you’ll find a Paralysis Community for sharing ideas and getting support and a Resource Center for finding information, resources, and referral services. They also have a grant program for non-profit organizations. To contact the Foundation, call 800-225-0292 or visit the website at www.christopherreeve.org.

Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation – CO

Serving athletes of all ages in Colorado who live with a physical disability. They provide financial support, coaching, mentoring and organizational support to individuals wanting to participate in organized team sports programs. Current programs include sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, and wheelchair tennis. Assist with development at all levels from basic instruction to high level competition including Paralympic level. Contact Corey Fairbanks at 303-523-8160 or corey@coloradoadaptivesports.org

Triumph Foundation

 

Peer & Social Support


Backbones

Founded in 2009 as a place for people with spinal cord injuries & similar disabilities to connect with others for the purpose of sharing ideas, offering support and developing friendships. Connections are made through telephone, in-person, or web based interactions. Contact: 618-724-5484 or info@backbonesonline.com

CareCure Community Forums

An online forum for people with Spinal Cord Injuries and related conditions. Over 70 forums with topics including day-to-day functioning, caregivers, adaptations, relationships, new therapies, advocacy, legislation, recreation, travel, pain, current research, literature…and much more. This is the place to share your experiences and to get questions answered from individuals who can relate to the SCI lifestyle. To join, go to http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/forum.php