Resources

Resources for everyone living with paralysis

 The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation|www.christopherreeve.org | The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PARALYSIS RESOURCE GUIDE.

CareCure Community |http://sci.rutgers.edu/ | The Care Cure forums provide the latest information on spinal cord injury and related conditions.

PushRim |www.pushrim.com | A worldwide social networking site for friends, family and victims of spinal cord injury.

The Abilities Expo |www.abilitiesexpo.com | The  must attend annual event for anyone in the disability community.

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESOURCES

Accessible Living

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Access Services (800) 431-7882
www.asila.org

Inexpensive transportation, 21 day waiting period, Enrollment necessary.

City Ride                        (818), (310) or (213) 808-7433
www.cdsnet-inc.net/cityride

Inexpensive transportation, waiting period and enrollment necessary.

DMV                                    (800) 368-4327
www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/disabled_info

Call or visit website to apply for disabled placard.

 

DISCOUNT ON UTILITIES

California Telephone Access       (800) 806-1191 (800) 806-4474 TTY
www.ddtp.org/CTAP
 
Provides telephones for specific needs for disabled people.

Department of Water and Power                        (800) 342-5397
www.ladwp.com
 
Discount on your power bills if you are disabled or low income.

HOME ASSISTANCE

Assistive Technologies Network                        (800) 390-2699
www.atnet.org

Helps people with disabilities find the assistive devices and services they need.

California State Independent Living Council                        (866) 866-7452
www.calsilc.org

To maximize options for independence for persons with disabilities.

Handy Worker Program                        (818) 407-9944
www.lacity.org/lahd/handyworker.pdf

Free house repairs for disabled home owners.

Home Secure                        (818) 762-5892
Installs grab bars and door locks for disabled renters and homeowners free of charge.

Meals On Wheels                        (310) 208-4028
www.mowaa.org

Provides home-delivered meal services to people in need.

New Start Healthcare Corporation                        (818) 314-5597
Email: info@newstarthc.com
Provides persons with disabilities an alternative to traditional institutional care facilities, enabling graduate clients to return to their own homes.

Canine Companions for Independence                        (800) 572-2275
www.cci.org

Provides service dogs to assist wheelchair users.

Keller Williams Realtors         (661) 510-4443
www.HomesWithAnthony.com

Contact:  Anthony Orefice
Specializing in accessible homes

Accessibility Disability Accommodations            (888) 661-5438
Experienced contractor specializing in home modifications for the disabled

Medical Supplies

www.WheelieDistribution.com | Helps prevent urinary tract infections.

www.AMBSsupplies.com | Looking to hire wheelchair users throughout the United States

www.swiftmedi.com |  Your Catheter and Wound Care Solution

Rehabilitation Hospitals

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation

Loma Linda University Health Center

Long Beach Memorial Hospital

Northridge Hospital

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

St. Jude Medical Center

SCRIPPS Memorial Hospital

SHARP Memorial Hospital

Sports & Outdoors

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

The Threus Foundation

Disabled Sports USA

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures

UCLA Recreation Adaptive Programs

National Sports Center for the Disabled

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

United States Quad Rugby Association

Disabled Sports and Fitness Foundation

Life Rolls On

Wheels 2 Water

PossAbilities

 

ARCHERY

Disabled Archery, USA (360) 321-5979
www.da-usa.org

Contact: Glen Harris
bowcoach@whidbeyisland.com 
c/o Coach Glen Harris, P.O. Box 698, Langley, WA 98260

 

 

Freedom’s Wings International      (800) 382-1197
www.freedomswings.org

324 Charles Street, Apt. 25, Coopersburg, PA 18036

International Wheelchair Aviators      (951) 529-2644
www.wheelchairaviators.org

P.O. Box 4140, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

 

BASKETBALL

National Wheelchair Basketball Association      (719) 266-4082
www.nwba.org

1130 Elkton Drive, Ste C, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

 

BILLIARDS

National Wheelchair Billiards Associations 
www.nwpainc.org

Email:    jdolezal@verizon.net
9757 Mount Lompoc Court, Las Vegas, NV 89178

 

 

BOWLING

American Wheelchair Bowling Association      (434) 454-2269
www.awba.org

P.O. Box 69, Clover, VA 24534

 

 

American Canoe Association           (703) 451-0141
www.acanet.org

 

 

U.S. Fencing Association      (719) 866-4511
www.usfencing.org

1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

FOOTBALL

Universal Wheelchair Football Association      (513) 792-8625
U.C. Raymond Walters College, Disability Services Office
Email:    john.kraimer@us.edu
9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

 

 

U.S. Golf Association      (719) 471-4810 ext. 15
www.usga.org
 
1631 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 

 

U.S. Handcycling      (303) 459-4159
www.ushf.org

Email:    info@ushf.org
P.O. Box 3538 Evergreen, CO 80437

HOCKEY

U.S. Sled Hockey Association      (312) 908-4292
www.sledhockey.org

Email:    info@sledhockey.org 
710 N. Lake Shore Drive, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

 

 

Contact:  Bob

HORSEBACK RIDING

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association         (800) 369-RIDE
www.narha.org

Email:    harha@narha.org
P.O. Box 33150, Denver, CO 80233

National Disability Sports Alliance               (401) 792-7130
www.blazesports.org

Email:    info@blazesports.org
25 W. Independence Way, Kingston, RI 02881

 

 

Turning POINT (972) 524-4231
www.turningpointnation.org 

Contact: Shorty Powers 
Email:    shorty@turningpointnation.org
403 Pacific Avenue, Terrell, TX 75160

 

 

U.S. Quad Rugby Association           (856) 491-4210
www.quadrugby.com

1702 Lincoln Drive, Voorhees, NJ 08043

 

 

Contact:  Eric Fitch

 

 

U.S. Sailing Center                  (562) 433-7939
www.USSCLB.org

Individualized sailing lessons in Long Beach

Leeway Sailing Center – Long Beach                  (562) 570-1719
5437 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

 

 

Handicapped Scuba Association           (949) 498-4540
www.hsascuba.com

1104 El Prado, San Clemente, CA 92672

 

 

National Wheelchair Shooting Federation           (215) 379-2359
102 Park Avenue, Rockledge, PA 19046

NRA Disabled Shooting Service                 (703) 267-1495
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

 

Life Rolls On – They Will Skate Again                (310) 807-5488
www.LifeRollsOn.org
 
Individuals with a variety of disabilities from around the country gather together for a day of hard core skateboarding for free in Venice Beach, CA.

 

 

Disabled Sports USA           (301) 217-0960

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventure Program              (909) 596-7733 ext. 2216
www.casacolina.org

 

 

National Wheelchair Softball Association           (303) 936-5587
www.wheelchairsoftball.org

6000 W. Floyd Avenue #110, Denver, CO 80227

 

 

Life Rolls On – They Will Surf Again                  (310) 807-5488
www.LifeRollsOn.org
 
Individuals with a variety of disabilities from around the country gather together for a day of surf lessons for free

 

 

U.S. Wheelchair Swimming           (636) 614-6784
www.wsusa.org 

Email:    office@wsusa.org

 

 

American Wheelchair Table Tennis Association         (914) 937-3932
Email:    johnsonjennifer@yahoo.com
23 Parker Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

TENNIS

Southern California Tennis Association (310) 208-3838 x224
www.usta.com

Contact:  Annette Buck 

 

 

Water Skiers with Disabilities Association           (800) 533-2972
www.usawaterski.org

WEIGHTLIFTING

United States Wheelchair Weightlifting Federation         (636) 614-6784
www.wsusa.org

Email:    wsusa@aol.com

 

 

Disabled Sports USA           (301) 217-0960

 

 

www.rancho.org/ser_wcsports
Contact: Lisa Hilborn 
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Wheelchair Sports Program currently provides patients with the opportunity to participate in success-oriented, competitive wheelchair sports activities. With sports and activities geared to patients with all degrees of disabilities, the program reaches out to athletes will varying levels of disabling illnesses and injuries. 

 

UCLA Adaptive Recreation (310) 825-1059
www.recreation.ucla.edu/insidepage.aspx?uid=7e6cd8db-3293-4ffe-a311-1ee02e1af0fa

Contact: Jamie Hoffman
UCLA Recreation provides therapeutically-based recreation programs for people with cognitive and physical disabilities that expand their access to opportunities that promote physical fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem, and greater functional independence.

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Rehab Hospital         (562) 933-9053
Therapeutic recreation department organized weekly recreation events

Team PossAbilities (909) 558-6384
www.TeamPossAbilities.com

Contact: Cotie Williams 
A community outreach program developed to offer disabled individuals a sense of community and provide activities and practical help to integrate them back into life-once again becoming valuable members of our communities.

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventure Program              (909) 596-7733 ext. 2216
www.casacolina.org

Supervised adventure trips i.e. camping, snow skiing, sailing, rafting, water skiing

Wheelchair Sports, USA                  (636) 614-6784
www.wsusa.org

Email:    office@wsusa.org
1236 Jungermann Road, Ste A, St. Peters, MO 63376

World T.E.A.M. Sports                  (617) 512-7161
www.worldteamsports.org

132 Turnpike Road, Ste 300, Southborough, MA 01772