UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Adjustment

Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses the grief and problems some individuals have adjusting to SCI. Explains how motivation and rational thinking can lead to personal happiness. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Life with SCI: A Group Discussion
Adjustment to life with SCI is best understood by those who experience it. This 51 minute video is an open discussion of 5 individuals with SCI and their experiences on short- and long-term adjustment-related issues such as healthy grief, education, Impact on relationships (self and partners), children, depression, and substance abuse. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Going Home After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Feelings After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Life After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Psychology
A chapter from the Spinal Cord Injury Patient – Family Teaching Manual published by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Spanish

Quality of Life: What's Important?  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

SCI Peer Mentoring
Consumer factsheet from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Conversations about advocacy...making a difference for yourself, your community and the world
Panel discussion with four individuals who have spinal cord injuries. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on October 12, 2010.

Growing into Adulthood with a Spinal Cord Injury
Five individuals who were injured as children or teens discuss their adjustment into adulthood. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on November 10, 2009.

Conversations about... living with spinal cord injury
Three men and one woman, all with longstanding spinal cord injuries, talk about their personal experiences living, surviving and thriving with their injuries. They share their initial reactions, adjustment, steps toward independence and thoughts about their injuries now. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on May 13, 2008.

Getting your life back after spinal cord injury: Finding meaning through volunteering, school and work
This is a five-part forum: a panel discussion of individuals with SCI talking about their experiences getting back to school or work after their spinal cord injuries, plus presentations by four different speakers. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on February 12, 2008.

What will my life be like after SCI?
A video for newly injured patients and their families. (Fall 2008)

An Interesting Life
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Spring 2008)

Taking Charge after SCI
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Spring 2007)

Life After SCI
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Summer 2006)

Building a Life after Teenage SCI
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Winter 2008)