The Dr. Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act of 2022, will recognize rehabilitation research facilities and the unique role the
Ready For Download —- Introducing our New Video Series
Introducing Our New Video Series
Nobody knows what you’re going through like someone who’s already been there. They know…they’ve lived it.
Headlines shout: “Paralyzed People Walk Again!”
But what’s the whole story?
By Thea Flaum
I get angry every time I read a newspaper headline or see a TV news feature that shouts about an “end to paralysis” and a “miraculous recovery!"
MEET JAMES SHEPHERD – By Thea Flaum
You’ve probably heard of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta if you’ve been living with spinal cord injury for a while.
For those adapting to disabilities, sports put focus on what’s possible rather than what isn’t
Adaptive sports are more than just games. They play an essential role in the lives of many people with disabilities.
Paralyzed Olympian walks down the aisle at his wedding
Former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto walked his new wife, Shevon Stoddart, down the aisle after a spinal cord injury.
FacingDisability.com Unveils Redesigned Website
After 19 months in development, FacingDisability.com is proud and relieved to announce that we have just reinvented our website. It has a cleaner
New Chicago Hospital Invests $600 Million into Bringing Discoveries to Patients Sooner
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is now open. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation ho
Quiz Answer – It’s a Body Stabilizer
It's called a handhold and it helps individuals with certain types of paralysis pull and then hold themselves up to the table.
BLOG – Special Treatment for Women with SCI
Only 20 percent of all spinal cord injuries happen to women. As a result, most treatments are designed for men.
Quiz Answer – It’s an Adaptive Computer Keyboard!
The OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard is an adapted computer keyboard and mouse that requires no finger or wrist motion to operate.
BLOG – Learning to Fly
Beth became a competitive swimmer during her sophomore year in high school. It required flying with a wheelchair to participate in swim meets.