Free Disability Publications
These publications are a great resource for individuals, businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and for creating disability awareness.
United Spinal maintains a library of free disability publications related to spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D) as well as publications of interest to all individuals with a disability.
You Can Download Free Disability Publications Below In PDF Format
Disability Etiquette (PDF)
A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. You don’t have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.
United Spinal Program Overview
Learn more about United Spinal programs that help facilitate independence and well-being for people with SCI/D.
What is Spinal Cord Injury and Disease? (PDF)
This brochure is a general introduction to SCI/D. Understanding what a spinal cord injury is and what diseases affect the spinal cord is not only the first stage of rehabilitation, it is also an important key to prevention.
Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users (PDF)
Important tips to handle situations before and during a fire, and to address fire prevention within homes. The tips are a model that can be modified and adjusted to fit the varying types of homes and structures.
Accessible Air Travel (PDF)
Although air travel today is available to most people, barriers to access still exist. A passenger with a disability may encounter obstacles just to reach an airplane seat. Knowing what to expect from the time an airline reservation is booked to the moment the flight touches down takes the surprises out of traveling.
Parking Pads (PDF)
Have you ever discovered someone illegally parked in a handicapped zone and wished you could say or do something? Now you can! Simply slip one of these informative reminders under the offender’s windshield wiper and you’ve made your point.
Canes To Wheelchairs: Mobility Alternatives (PDF)
How you get around has a big impact on what you can do and where you can go. This publication, written by master clinician and educator Jean Minkel, MA, PT, is a guide that assists people in making the right choice in their selection of a mobility device.
How to Display Our Flag
When we view the flag, we think of liberty, freedom, and pride. The American flag has accompanied mankind on its greatest achievements. It flies at both poles, on the moon, and sits atop Mount Everest. The flag is how America signs her name. Learn how to properly display our flag.
Impact Of Health Care Reform On People With Disabilities (PDF)
Making sense of this complex issue is important. This document contains an easy to follow summary of the major health care reform provisions that particularly impact people with disabilities.
Stay Safe: Preventing Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Not many people believe they can become a statistic of spinal cord injury; however, it happens every day. It is important to know that spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. There are some protective measures you can take to avoid getting a spinal cord injury.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)
Many regard the ADA as the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Others believe that because of the many structural and communications barriers the ADA will remove, it is the farthest-reaching civil rights law ever enacted.
The Fair Housing Amendment Acts (PDF)
This law is intended to increase housing opportunities for people with disabilities. However, individual citizens must come forward with concerns. As a result, it is important to understand this legislation and how to make it work for you.
Autonomic Dysreflexia Alert Card
Important medical information that you can share with your physicians regarding the treatment of Autonomic Dysreflexia. Keep this card readily available in case of emergency.
Survey- Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (PDF)
The purpose of this study is to generate a better understanding of life with a spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS) or post-polio syndrome.
Understanding Neurogenic Bladder
If you have been diagnosed with a neurogenic bladder, you may find yourself learning new skills and making many decisions. This book has been created to provide information to diagnosed people and their families.
Living Your Life: Sexuality Following Spinal Cord Injury
Despite myths, people with spinal cord injury (SCI) can still enjoy sexual pleasure and connection. This booklet provides accurate information about sexuality and SCI.