Paralysis Resource Guide
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Paralysis Resource Guide is a one-stop handbook to help people with paralysis and their families or caregivers navigate the world of paralysis. The book is written for consumers. The topics covered include the various causes of paralysis (stroke, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, etc.) as well as various secondary conditions caused by paralysis (pain, spasticity, bladder management, etc.). Other chapters cover topics that help one live successfully with paralysis including travel, recreation and sports, home modification, signing up for federal benefits, and wheelchair selection. There are also chapters on resources for children living with paralysis, disabled veterans and caregivers.
Sam Maddox is the former Knowledge Manager for the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center. He is the author of the books Spinal Network and The Quest for Cure, and is the founder of New Mobility magazine.