Spine, Spinal Cord

ABLEDATA: Products
(National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR))
This guide provides an overview of the types of products that can make life easier for individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Babcock Center
The Babcock Center is a private, nonprofit organization in Columbia that provides vocational and residential services.
(South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
This program provides services to infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities. The site includes BabyNet locations and contact information by county.
P. O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 866-512-8881
Center for Disability Resources Library
(The University of South Carolina)
This library provides disability-related information to SC residents. Select Search SCarlit to access the catalog of available materials. Library materials can be mailed to your home.
able South Carolina
This consumer controlled, non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living serves counties in the Midlands and Upstate regions. There is information about local support groups on the Web site.
Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
This Web site provides information on the services they provide and the contact information for the program.
Phone: 803-898-0784
Fax: 803-989-0613
Easter Seals
Easter Seals is a national nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to children and adults with special needs. Their site also offers helpful advice. To find the contact information for the Easter Seals nearest you, select South Carolina from the pull-down menu at the top of the page. Access their online publications by selecting Resources from the list on the left.
Cure SMA
This is the site of a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to support, advocacy, and fund-raising for research. See the column on the left for information about spinal muscular atrophy, personal issues, local chapters, and the latest news.
Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.
(Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc.)
Family Connection is a support network for families who have children with special needs. Select Locations and Staff to find the contact information for the location nearest you.
Greenville Shriners Hospital
(Shriners Hospitals for Children)
Shriners Hospitals provide orthopedic care to children under the age of 18 at no charge. Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries of the bones, joints, and muscles. Select Patient Education from the list at the top. Then select Cerebral Palsy to learn more about the treatments they provide.
Including Your Child
(US Department of Education)
This is a wonderful booklet giving advice and information to parents of children with special needs. In addition to telling you what to do if you suspect developmental delays, it provides information on how to get services and how to help your child fit it with others. Use the arrows at the bottom of the page to move through the pages.
United Spinal Association
This organization is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease. Serves persons with SCI/D (Spinal Cord Injuries and Diseases), their families, professionals and advocates.
Parent Training and Resource Center
(Advocacy Coalition for People with Disabilities and the Medical University of South Carolina)
Located in Charleston, this center provides support and training to families accessing special education services for their children with disabilities. They offer a peer-parent mentoring program and a lending library.
SC Assistive Technology Project
(The University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources)
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is a federally funded project concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Read about types of assistive technology and how it is used. Look at AT Funding to learn how to qualify. The site also offers training opportunities for health and social service professionals. Examples of assistive technologies include modified eating utensils, page turners, dressing aids; devices that help with speech or hearing; mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers; computer access aids like touch screens, modified keyboards, and much more.
South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
Provides quality education, advocacy, and research for people with spinal cord injuries and their families. There is an online resource guide, a peer support guide, and information about support groups at the Web site.
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
This Web site describes the services and programs available to individuals who have physical or mental impairments which prevent them from working. The agency helps them prepare for, achieve, and maintain competitive employment. Select Local SCVRD Info to find the contact information for the office nearest you.
Spinal Cord Diseases
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
Spinal Injuries and Disorders
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
Spinal Stenosis
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
This site is managed by a team of physicians and includes patient information on spinal surgery, disorders, medications.
Walton Options for Independent Living
This private, nonprofit organization serves 10 counties in western South Carolina. Braille instruction, computer training, an older blind program, and home modifications are examples of some of their programs.

Last Modified: Friday October 18, 2019 10:46 AM