These websites provide consumer education sheets on care and medical information for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Here you’ll find family-friendly material on subjects ranging from caregiving, coping, and adjustment, to medical information on skin care, bladder and bowel care, tips for returning to work and selecting a wheelchair, and other pertinent information. These materials undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are up-to-date, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.
The Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization working to reach, inspire, support and empower individuals and their families affected by spinal cord injury and paralysis throughout Massachusetts. GBC provides access to resources, vital information, peer visitors, advocacy and educational information. From the moment of injury, GBC provides one-on-one services to the newly injured and those around them as they learn to cope with dramatic change and adjust to post-injury life. Although the GBC is based in Massachusetts, their website is a great resource for everyone. Their nationally recognized Peer Visitor and Mentor Program provides positive role models to those who are newly injured and their families.