- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
- The Peer and Family Support Program (PFSP) is the Reeve Foundation’s national peer to peer mentoring program. The goal of PFSP is to provide critical emotional support, as well as, local and national information and resources to people living with paralysis, and their families and caregivers.
- Sharp Rehab Hospital – Men
- The Men with SCI Support Group have been meeting for over 10 years at Sharp Rehabilitation Center. The group currently meets every 3rd Monday of the month 4-5:30 pm. Over 120 men are on their e-mail list, exchanging information, ideas and resources. Many of these group members provide face-to-face peer mentorship to newly injured individuals, not only at Sharp but throughout San Diego County.
- Richard Green – (858)939-3156
- Sharp Rehab Hospital – Women
- The Women on Wheels (WOW) Support Group gathers to share thoughts and feelings about current life challenges, victories and visions. The group is made up primarily of women in wheelchairs; however, women of all ages and disabilities are welcome to attend the group’s support groups, educational groups and social events. They meet the 1st Tuesday of the month 12:30 – 2 pm.
- Regina Eldred – (858)939-4444
- Triumph Foundation
- Our activities consist primarily of educating people who have suffered SCI about the many organizations, assistance programs, activities, and pieces of equipment that exist to help them keep living their lives to the fullest potential. We provide solutions.
- United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association and The Buoniconti Fund have teamed up to create a national network of peer support groups called the “Spinal Network” to set higher standards in assisting people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). The goal of the Spinal Network is to ensure more peer support groups in cities and towns across the United States are connected to the very best resources to help people with SCI/D maintain independent and active lifestyles.
- Legal Aid of San Diego
- There are three office locations with two downtown and one in North County. Pro Bono Program for those who qualify.
- Metz & Harrison, LLP
Metz & Harrison is a civil rights law firm specializing in disability rights litigation throughout California. We strive to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to live independent and fulfilling lives. Our primary focus is the removal of physical barriers to disabled access and modification of discriminatory policies and practices in California’s businesses and government agencies. As a firm that is committed to furthering the rights of disabled individuals, we also assist our clients in other legal and non-legal matters, including housing advocacy and personal injury claims, on a case-by-case basis.
- Phone: (310)648-8755
- 139 Richmond St., El Segundo, CA 90245
- California Adaptive Rowing Program (CARP)
Our mission is to provide instruction and training for competitive and recreational opportunities in the activity or sport of rowing for people with disabilities.
- Sarah M. Mackenzie – (631)885-1467
- Recreation Services
- Sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
- Wheelchair Dance – Los Angeles
- It is our philosophy that dance is a powerful, transformational, and rehabilitative medium and that everyone deserves to dance. We aim to break the barriers between those with and without disabilities through partner-dancing, and be a vehicle of influence in the entertainment and performing arts industries.
- Wheelchair Dance – San Diego
- Centered in the Balboa Park area of San Diego this group meets often to teach dance, experience dance and even go into the schools to run adaptive dance programs.
- California Legislature
- Welcome to the California State Legislature web site, the gateway to California’s Legislative web sites. For an overview of the legislative process in California, please visit the Citizen’s guide to the legislative process at the Capitol Museum website.
- Federal Bill Tracking
GovTrack.us, a project of Civic Impulse, LLC now in its 10th year, is one of the world’s most visited government transparency websites. The site helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record.
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- The California Department of Rehabilitation provides many services that will allow those that qualify the skills required to re-enter the work force.
- Access to Independence
- An independent living center, non-residential, cross disability, non-profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities to help maximize their independence and fully integrate into their communities.
- City of San Diego – Disabled Services
This department ensures that every facility, activity, benefit, program and service operated by the City is fully accessible to and useable by, people with disabilities.
- Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
Their advocates can assist you in finding programs that you are edible for, how and where to get services and what to do if there is a problem.
- San Diego Regional Center
Coordinates services for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Cal-Diego PVA Chapter
The mission of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Cal-Diego Chapter is to improve the quality of life for veterans of the United States Armed Forces and others who have a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Eligibility for Cal-Diego PVA membership is based on U.S. citizenship, either separation from active duty service under conditions other than dishonorable or current active duty, and incurrence of a spinal cord injury or disease (such as MS,ALS), whether or not service connected in origin. Membership is free.
- Operation Pave
- Paving Access for Veterans Employment represents an innovative vocational rehabilitation program built on a public-private partnership between the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and an exclusive group of corporate partners and private foundations.
- Operation Rebound
A program of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent injuries.
- The Veteran Asset
- A non-profit organization whose mission is helping U.S. military veterans (Active/Guard & Reserve) obtain careers in the renewable energy sector. TVA recruits, facilitates top-notch Solar PV training and ultimately provides placement services – at no cost to the veteran. Based in the Temecula area.
- Vets First
A program of United Spinal, Vets First.
- Pushrim: Life After Injury
- Pushrim provides individuals with spinal cord injuries/mobility limitations a platform, through social media, to collectively share resources and information. This information gives our members, their families, and caregivers the tools necessary to help individuals with spinal cord injuries/mobility limitations reintegrate back into living a healthy productive life.
- Adaptive Sports and Recreational Association
- Formerly the San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation, The Adaptive Sports & Recreation Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation. ASRA works to coordinate and foster a program of adaptive sports for individuals with a permanent physical disability that prevents them from participating in sports and athletics by providing competitive league sports, recreational team sports, instructional camps, sports clinics, and offers other adaptive sports based on need and interest.
- Southern California Chapter of the United Spinal Association
- Our goal is to be the resource hub for Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Imperial and San Diego counties. We look to provide programs & services to anyone who is mobility challenged, their partner, family, siblings and friends. We welcome all who advocate on behalf of the disabled community.
- Scripps Driving Program
- A program designed for people who have experienced or are currently managing stroke, brain injury, MS, Parkinson’s, SPI, age related visual defects or other neuromuscular conditions.
- Sharp Rehab Driving Program
- This program will assist drivers who have limited physical, perceptual, or cognitive skills typically required for safe driving.
- Beach Access Program
- The Beach Access Program was founded in 2000 by Accessible San Diego in an effort to increase accessible beach recreation for persons with disabilities. Numerous beaches have since become a part of the program, including Oceanside, La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Coronado, Silver Strand, and Imperial Beach.
- City Beaches Lifeguard Services
Reserve a beach wheelchair from Oceanside to LaJolla.
- Del Mar Lifeguard
- Beach wheelchairs for rent in the Del Mar area.
- Facing Disability
FacingDisability was specifically created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with other people like them. Our website has more than 1,500 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury. It’s a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort to collect life experiences surrounding spinal cord injuries and bring them to the world.
- Book: Sexual Self Discovery
- Dr. Mitchell Tepper has a wonderful book available entitled Regain that Feeling: Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery.
- Personal Relationship Resource
A great resource for those with a disability, their spouse, family or caregiver.
- Sexuality Video Resource
- An instructional video series presented by Dr. Mitchell Tepper.
Motor vehicles are the leading cause of SCI in the United States for people age 65 and younger, while falls are the leading cause of SCI for people 65 and older. Sports and recreation related SCI injuries primarily affect people under age 29. SCI prevention is essential to addressing this major public health concern.
- Accessible Vans
- Traveling and need an accessible van, Accessible Vans offer daily, weekly, monthly rentals Nationwide.
- State Independent Living Council (SILC)
- The SILC envisions a society where persons with disabilities have the choice to live without barriers and to participate fully in all aspects of the community. This will include: equal opportunity, equal access, independence and choice.