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Disability Products & Services In Illinois

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

Lesley Fisher, LMFT – Mental Health Therapist Specializing In Disabilities

Ms. Fisher is especially skilled when working with families and couples facing medical challenges and/or disabilities.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program – Access To Assistive Technology

The Illinois Assistive Technology Program increases access to Assistive Technology devices and services for individuals with disabilities.

Giraffe Bottle Hands Free Drinking Solution

The Giraffe Bottle Hands Free Drinking Solution allows users with various abilities to stay hydrated. The system is designed to be flexible and easy to use.

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois – A United Spinal Chapter

Founded in 1979, the mission of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA) is to serve as a comprehensive resource center for individuals who have been personally affected by paralysis, those working in related fields, and other interested persons.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is the nation's #1-ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care and is the leader in research and development of the cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field.

Memorial Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center's inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation program is an interdisciplinary treatment program for people recovering from an SCI. To address the many life changes brought about by SCI, we’ve designed an intensive treatment program focusing on the patient and the family.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, offers 100 acute inpatient rehabilitation beds, 27 Medicare-licensed subacute beds, and various outpatient locations to help individuals who are recovering from illness or injury.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. – A Personal Injury Law Firm In Chicago

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is a personal injury law firm in the Chicago area with four dedicated injury lawyers.

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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