Web Casts


  • Personal Caregivers

    Three individuals with quadriplegia share their experiences and tips for hiring, managing and (when necessary) firing personal caregivers. Following these presentations, a rehabilitation psychologist discusses maintaining personal boundaries with personal caregivers. Presented on April 8, 2008 at the University of Washington Medical Center.

  • Personal Assistance Services

    By promoting research, training, technical assistance and dissemination about personal assistance services, the Center’s mission is to ensure that people with self-care limitations can find information that will help them live independently. Funding is provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance

    Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

    The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) was established in 1987 on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia. The RCI was formed in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, an alumna of GSW, to enhance her long-standing commitments to human development and mental health.

  • Caregiver.com

    Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Sharing Wisdom Caregivers Conferences”, and our web site, caregiver.com which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s… Read More »




  • Jobs for People with Disabilities at GettingHired.com

    Bridging the Gap Between Job Seekers with Disabilities & Employers Looking to Hire

  • ProAble.net

    ProAble.net has a mission is to serve as a vital resource for people with disabilities to find jobs. Join a group to meet local professionals with disabilities in various industries. Members are encouraged to post career related information and events!

  • AOL Jobs – Articles & News

    Articles highlighting ways to find jobs

  • TypeFocus Careers

    Discover your personality type and what careers fit your natural strengths. TypeFocus Careers brings it all together in a program that helps high school – college/university students and One-Stop clients make good career choices and improve retention rates.

  • National Business and Disability Council

    The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

  • Work Incentives for Persons with Disabilities Under the Social Security and SSI Programs

    This version of the publication, Work Incentives for Persons with Disabilities Under the Social Security and SSI Programs, is published through the National Assistive Technology (AT) Advocacy Project as part of its Funding of AT booklet series. Information about the AT Advocacy Project and the federal grant which supports it appears in the Publication Credits… Read More »

  • Opportunity for Work and Learning

    OWL partners within communities to educate and equip individuals with barriers to employment to reach their vocational goals

  • Medicaid Works

    Medicaid Works is a program for people with disabilities who work. Under this program, workers with disabilities who earn less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level can pay a monthly premium to buy into the Medicaid program.

  • Jobs.net

    Job Search, Employment Resources and Career Advice

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities… Read More »

  • GettingHired – Jobs for Disabled

    Our portal has incorporated several unique free services designed to help people prepare for the work place and build their careers. Our social networking medium offers individuals a platform to connect with each other and career mentors.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person… Read More »

  • Dress for Success Louisville

    Supplies suits/interview clothing and mentoring for women

  • DisaboomJobs

    Ready to start your job search? You’ve come to the best place to check out jobs for people with disabilities. You can search for jobs without registering, but if you do register, you can do all sorts of cool (and useful!) things. Not only can employers find you more easily, but you can save the… Read More »

  • Disability.gov – Employment

    People with disabilities are an often untapped source of skilled, innovative, and dedicated employees. This section of Disability.gov offers job seekers, employers, and employees practical information about finding a job, recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, and job accommodations. It also offers resources on starting a small business and laws and regulations that protect the… Read More »

  • Department of Labor

    The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs. DOL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes.

  • CREW Career Center

    The following websites will provide you with some helpful information to assist you in your career exploration, preparation, and placement.

  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)

    Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers. COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis. COSD works with higher education institutions… Read More »

  • CollegeGrad.com

    CollegeGrad.com endorses the education and occupation tool CareerXE from WorldWideLearn.com, a site that provides educational opportunities for those seeking online degrees or on campus career training.

  • Choices Navigator

    Choices Navigator is a statewide program funded by Social Security and administered in the western half of Kentucky by the Center for Accessible Living in Louisville, Kentucky and Murray, Kentucky. The center will make available a Community Work Incentive Coordinator, a knowledgeable advocate, who will help you understand complex work incentive program requirements.

  • Career One Stop

    Find career centers and employment service centers to help plan for your career.

  • Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

    The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence. The office employs approximately 140 rehabilitation counselors in over 50 offices covering all 120 counties in Kentucky.






  • Wheel:Life

    Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people: find quality health and medical resources, related research and news; explore educational and employment avenues; research the proper adaptive equipment, assistive technology, home modification and home medical equipment for their… Read More »

  • Wheelin’ Sportsman

    Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners. For more information, call (800) THE-NWTF.

  • Mainstream Magazine

    For over 25 years, MAINSTREAM has been advocating for disability rights. Produced by, for and about people with disabilities, MAINSTREAM covers news & current affairs, new products & technology, profiles of movers & shakers, education, employment, sexuality & relationships, housing, transportation, travel & recreation.

  • dizABLED – Comic Strip

    Enjoy the heart-warming adventures of Leeder O. Men, world famous disABLED athlete and spokes person!

  • Disability World

    DisabilityWorld is a unique international online magazine (e-zine), dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and expertise about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities. Published by the World Institute on Disability (WID) since 2000 and available only online, DisabilityWorld features a wide variety of news reports, international studies and research, new projects,… Read More »

  • Ragged Edge Online

    Web site with references to the disability rights movement

  • Pushin’ On Newsletter

    On line newsletter, Pushin On, is published by the Spinal Cord Injury Information Network.

  • Disability Social History Project

    The Disability History Project is a community history project and we welcome your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world. Please email us… Read More »

  • ABILITY Magazine

    ABILITY Magazine is currently ranked 19th on the Top 50 Magazines in the World — and is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability.

  • Paraplegic News Magazine

    For more than 50 years, PN/Paraplegia News has been an important part of the nation’s disabled community. Readers who rely on us for the most comprehensive, engaging coverage of wheelchair living—from spinal-cord-injury research and car/van adaptations, to legislation that impacts people with disabilities and accessible travel, trust PN/Paraplegia News for its integrity and sound judgment.

  • Sports and Spokes Magazine

    SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life all having one… Read More »

  • New Mobility Magazine

    New Mobility encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy.



General Websites

Aging With SCI

  • Aging With Spinal Cord Injury

    By Rina Reyes, MD, Medical Director of the UW SCI Rehabilitation Program and Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Ivan Molton, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist and Acting Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  Presented on June 9, 2009 at the University of Washington Medical Center.


Adapting the Home

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Bladder Care

Bone Health

  • Osteoporosis in SCI

    By Jelena Svircev, MD, assistant professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 
Presented on October 9, 2007 at the University of Washington Medical Center

  • Bone Health

    Bone Health (19 minutes) 
This video discusses aspects of Heterotopic Ossification (Classifications, Etiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and treatment options) and Osteoporosis (Initial bone loss after traumatic injury, Impact of aging, Impact of menopause, Prevention and treatment options). 58.2 mb download or watch on streaming real media.


Bowel Care

Cardiovascular Health

  • Cardiovascular Health

    Cardiovascular Health (38 minutes) 
This video examines the signs, symptoms and general treatment options of potentially life-threatening conditions such as Autonomic Dysreflexia, Hypotension, and Deep Vein Thrombosis. Also discusses self-care and general recommendations on maintaining heart health, including emergency treatment responses. 58.2 mb download or watch on streaming real media.


Emergency Preparedness

Home Modifications

Living with SCI



  • Bone Health

    Bone Health (19 minutes) 
This video discusses aspects of Heterotopic Ossification (Classifications, Etiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and treatment options) and Osteoporosis (Initial bone loss after traumatic injury, Impact of aging, Impact of menopause, Prevention and treatment options). 58.2 mb download or watch on streaming real media.


Pain Management

Pressure Sores

Ramp Building

  • Centenary United Methodist Church

    This is a church in Shelbyville that has a ramp ministry. They provide ramps to people free of charge. There is an application process but you do not need to be a member of the church and while they are located in Shelby County, they do service surrounding counties (not sure about Jefferson).

  • How to Build Wheelchair Ramps

    How to Build Wheelchair Ramps for Homes is a manual of design and construction for modular wheelchair ramps.This manual includes information about modular ramps and long-tread low-riser steps to improve safe home accessibility.


Research & Recovery

Respiratory Care

  • Respiratory Management

    Respiratory Management (18 minutes)
This video covers signs, symptoms and general treatment options of a potentially life-threatening conditions such as Atelectasis, Influenza, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolisms, Sleep apnea and Ventilator use. Discusses Self-Care issues such as smoking cessation, congestion, vaccinations (influenza and pneumonia), and weight management. 23.9 mb download or watch on streaming real media.


Skin Care

Spinal Surgery

Social Security Disability


  • Spastic Hypertonia

    Spastic Hypertonia (27 minutes) 
This video defines Spastic Hypertonia (aka spasticity), explaining the advantages vs disadvantages of spasticity, and general treatment options if desired. Also offers a general understanding of sensation and reflex. 40.7 mb download or watch on streaming real media.



Brain Injury

Accessibility & Transportation

Assistive Technology

Medical Information

  • HealthFinder.gov

    When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

  • MedlinePlus

    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about… Read More »

  • Freedom From Smoking Online

    Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.

  • Family Health Centers in Louisville

    Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) is a non-profit corporation, established by the Louisville-Jefferson County Board of Health in 1976, to assure that residents of the Louisville Metro area have access to high quality primary and preventive health services, regardless of ability-to-pay. Services are provided to more than 43,000 patients annually, through seven Family Health Centers… Read More »

  • Merck and The Merck Manuals

    Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals as a service to the community. Home edition takes medical information, terms, diseases and presents it in readable format.

  • New York Online Access to Health

    NOAH provides access to high quality consumer health information in English and Spanish. The NOAH volunteer editors do not write this information. Instead, librarians and health professionals in New York and beyond find, select, and organize full-text consumer health information that is current, relevant, accurate and unbiased.

  • WebMD

    Provides health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

  • AARP

    Information on health, prevention, insurance, current political/medical issues for those over 50.

  • FamilyDoctor.org

    Medical information from the American Academy of Family Physicians

  • KidsHealth

    Information about health, behavior and development, birth through teens. Sections for parents, children and teenagers.

  • eMedicineHealth.com

    Medical topics A-Z, slide shows, medications and medical dictionary.


Multiple Sclerosis

  • National MS Society

    The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

    The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)

    The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to these individuals with MS and the people close to them. MSAA also serves to promote greater understanding of the needs and challenges… Read More »

  • All About Multiple Sclerosis

    All About Multiple Sclerosis aims to provide accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people living with the disease and its symptoms. It contains a detailed description of multiple sclerosis, a large archive of news stories about MS, an MS encyclopedia and a large links section containing hundreds… Read More »


Recreation & Travel

  • Magee Creates Accessible Travel Video with Southwest Airlines

    Magee Rehabilitation Hospital partnered with Southwest Airlines to create this video of helpful tips for people with disabilities who wish to travel by plane while using a wheelchair. Special thanks to the Transportation Security Administration, Philadelphia International Airport, former Magee patient Josh Jones, and Flat World Media Productions. Share this video to encourage others to… Read More »

  • National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)

    NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. Being physically active is good for every body. That’s a message you will find many times on this site. Being active is an important part of getting and staying healthy.

  • ABLE to Travel

    ABLE to Travel provides knowledgeable travel agents that have dealt with all types of issues that a traveler using a wheelchair or who has limited mobility may encounter during his or her trip, including accessible transportation to and from the airport, stowage of wheelchairs or other mobility equipment on board an aircraft, accessible hotel accommodations,… Read More »

  • USTA Wheelchair Tennis

    In 1998 the United States Tennis Association assumed responsibility for wheelchair tennis in America from the National Foundation for Wheelchair Tennis. Since then the USTA has become the first National Governing Body of both Olympic and Paralympic tennis governing Paralympics, Para Pan Am Games, and World Team Cup.

  • National Wheelchair Softball Association

    Wheelchair softball was born 30 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and… Read More »

  • US Quad Rugby Association

    The United States Quad Rugby Association exists to provide opportunity, support, and structure for competitive wheelchair rugby to people with disabilities. We are here to help people get involved in the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world.

  • National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA)

    The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men’s, women’s, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.

  • Wheelchair Sports, USA

    The mission of Wheelchair Sports, USA is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual disabilities by facilitating, advocating, and developing a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions, and providing access to international competitions.

  • U.S. Paralympic Team

    U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical disabilities.

  • International Paralympic Committee

    This is the official website of the International Paralympic Committee.

  • Disabled Sports USA

    A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury,… Read More »

  • American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

    AAASP employs athletics through a system called the adaptedSPORTS® Model. This award–winning model is an interscholastic structure of multiple sports seasons that parallels the traditional interscholastic athletic system and supports the concept that school–based sports are a vital part of the education process and the educational goals of students.

  • Northeast Passage

    Northeast Passage, founded in 1990, is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of innovative therapeutic recreation services. Northeast Passage delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England. Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services and is an affiliate of Disabled Sports… Read More »

  • Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)

    The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with… Read More »

  • Gimp on the Go: Disabilities Travel Publication

    Gimp on the Go: The Internet’s Premier Disabilities Travel Publication

  • Accessible Journeys

    Our accessible lifestyle vacations© harmonize our clients’ abilities with the resources needed for slow walkers and wheelchair travelers to visit the living classrooms of culture and history around the globe.

  • Neighborhood House, Louisville, KY

    Neighborhood House is a community-based organization that provides individuals with opportunities to enhance the quality of their lives. We are located in Portland, one of Louisville, Kentucky’s most economically disadvantaged communities. Neighborhood House provides programs and services for all ages, focusing on educational enhancement, civic responsibilities, cultural enrichment health promotions, social skills development, employment opportunity… Read More »

  • Jewish Community Center of Louisville

    Membership to the Jewish Community Center of Louisville provides everything from recreation to inspiration for you and your family. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to flex your muscles, grow your mind, explore the arts, make new friends and so much more.

  • Endeavour

    Adventure travel for people with disabilities

  • Travel Agency for People with Disabilities

    We arrange vacations for individuals, groups, clubs, seniors, and people with disabilities (including those traveling with an assistance dog). We’re happy to provide expertise and the benefits of our experiences in selecting a specific cruise ship or itinerary for your particular needs and desires.


Research & SCI

Self Inventories

  • SCI Health Assessment

    Wellness and Risk Assessment
An on-line wellness assessment from the Model SCI Care System at Craig Hospital for individuals with spinal cord injury to take to review their lifestyle behaviors. This then provides recommendations for healthy choices for self-care in each of the following areas: Smoking, Physical Activity, Stress Management, Safety, Alcohol/Drug Use, Self-Care Exams.

  • Drug Abuse Screening Test – DAST

    The Drug Abuse Screening Test, or DAST is one of the two standard screening tests that doctors and counselors use to determine if an individual is a drug addict or suffering from drug abuse. The DAST screening test is also a self-test that can help reveal symptoms of drug addiction.

  • Depression self-assessment

    Provided by the Mayo Clinic, this inventory is for self assessment for depression, depressive symptoms and suggestions when to consider treatment. Information is also provided about any types of emotional illnesses/conditions/treatments.

  • Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

    The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, or SMAST, is aimed at identifying individuals with drinking problems. SMAST is one of two standard screening tests that doctors and counselors use to determine if an individual suffers from alcohol addiction.

  • AlcoholScreening.org

    Is the way or amount I drink harming my health? Should I cut down on my drinking? Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will give you personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns.


Service & Therapy Animals

General Webcast


Spinal Cord Injury

Sexual Functioning

Local Organizations

  • Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation

    The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation Inc. provides assistance and educational materials to people effected by spinal cord injury and disease.

  • Todd Crawford Foundation to Cure Paralysis

    The Todd Crawford Foundation was started with the purpose of raising money and awareness for spinal cord injury (SCI) research. We have raised over $60,000 with help from our supporters.

  • Friends For Michael

    To keep Michael’s spirit alive, Friends For Michael will continue it’s efforts to help find a cure for spinal cord injury/disease, help others live a quality of life, provide spinal cord injury prevention and awareness, keep the importance of research in the fore front of the public and help others succeed in what they want… Read More »

  • Derby City Area Spinal Cord Injury Association

    Derby City Area Spinal Cord Injury Association, the Louisville Kentucky Chapter of the (N.S.C.I.A.) National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Derby City Area Spinal Cord Injury Association is a organization for individuals with spinal cord injuries, their families, and health professionals across Kentucky. Founded in 1984 as a Charter Member of the N.S.C.I.A., it was incorporated… Read More »

  • Friends of Frazier

    Friends of Frazier is here to inform you of the latest happenings at Frazier Rehab including medical advancements, help you connect with others, encourage you to remain inspired on your path of healing, and provide opportunities to give back.


Health Information

Other Illnesses/Disabilities


  • Lung Cancer Center

    Lung Cancer Center is here to provide the information and resources you need to understand the diagnosis. Are you a patient, loved one, caregiver, or even just a student? Learn more about what a lung cancer diagnosis is and the best way to fight it medically and legally. Lung cancer is the second-most common form… Read More »