Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) announces the release of the updated Paralysis Resource Guide, a handbook for persons living with paralysis, their caregivers, and family members.

The 4th edition of the Paralysis Resource Guide has up to date paralysis-related information, topics on secondary conditions (pain, spasticity, etc), travel, employment, disability benefits, and sports and recreation. Entire sections are devoted to caregivers, military and veterans, and children living with paralysis.

A new Profile section features individual stories from people and families impacted by the PRC’s programs and resources, such as Information Specialists, the Peer & Family Support Program, Military and Veterans Program, Quality of Life Grant Program, and the NeuroRecovery Network.

In addition, per a media release from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Chapter 6 is revamped to include the latest tools and technology, including assistive technology, home modifications, wheelchairs, environmental controls, universal design, and driving an adapted car. Wireless connectivity is featured for the first time with sections on eye gaze technology, voice recognition, and information on new products in this area.

New topics covered in the handbook, the release continues, include: The ABLE Act, a new tool for tax-exempt saving and financial planning for people with disabilities; a Resource Map, which allows persons to search for resources by entering a zip code; new spinal cord injury treatments and rehabilitation information including epidural stimulation; a change in terminology from pressure sores to pressure injuries; and updated suicide prevention hotlines.

The Paralysis Resource Guide (ISBN 978-0-9960951-5-0) is free, and can be obtained by visiting Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation or by calling 1-800-539-7309.

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]