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American Spinal Injury Association
The mission of the American Spinal Injury Association is:
(a) to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life.
(b) to educate members, other healthcare professionals, patients and their families as well as the public on all aspects of spinal cord injury and its consequences in order to prevent injury, improve care, increase availability of services and maximize the injured individual's potential for full participation in all areas of community life.
(c) to foster research which aims at preventing spinal cord injury, improving care, reducing consequent disability, and finding a cure for both acute and chronic SCI.
(d) to facilitate communication between members and other physicians, allied health care professionals, researchers and consumers.
For more information please visit www.asia-spinalinjury.org.
- Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission
The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission enhances the lives of Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Guided by the aspirations of people with traumatic injuries, the Commission supports lives of meaning, independence and inclusion. For more information please visit www.ciclt.net/sn/clt/bsitf/default.aspx?ClientCode=bsitf or call 1 (888)-233-5760.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation promotes the health and well-being of people living with spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services. For more information please visit www.christopherreeve.org.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. For more information please visit: www.mda.org
Project RESTORE-John Hopkins Medicine
Project RESTORE stives to restore hope, restore function and restore the lives of patients and families suffering with transverse myelitis or multiple sclerosis. This project funds researchers to work together to discover new biological indicators of neuroimmunologic diseases, develop new imaging strategies, and conduct clinical trials to support the creation of progressive treatments. For more information please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org.
Located in Atlanta, the Shepherd Center is one of the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals. We specialize in the treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and other neurological conditions. For more information please visit www.shepherd.org or call (404) 352-2020 (Operator).
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
The Spinal Cord Injury Information Network offers educational materials and information on services of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) along with links to national organizations, government agencies, commercial products, and educational resources related to spinal cord injury. www.spinalcord.uab.edu.
The Wheelchair Recycler’s mission is to provide any means necessary to mobilize those in need. This is accomplished through recycling, refurbishing and reclaiming used electric power wheelchairs and scooters as well as other durable medical equipment. For more information please visit http://wheelchairrecycler.org/.