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Disability Products & Services In the District of Columbia

Listed are disability products and services in the District of Columbia that can improve the quality of life and personal independence of persons living with a spinal cord injury or disease. Click through to view the details of any listing and to find contact information.


Washington DC Department on Disability Services Assistive Technology

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The RSA Assistive Technology team will conduct a cost-free assessment to identify the best equipment to help people meet their personal independence goals.

The SCI Network of Metropolitan Washington – Chapter of United Spinal

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The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Network of Metropolitan Washington is the local chapter of the United Spinal Association, which serves the D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas. We are embarking on a journey to empower those living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

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At MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, we focus on the whole person, helping patients reach the highest level of health and independence possible. Patients in our Spinal Cord Program benefit from our role as a teaching facility and our active research programs.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.