Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation releases new edition of Spanish Paralysis Resource Guide

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SHORT HILLS, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Spanish version of the Paralysis Resource Guide (PRG) entitled Guía de recursos sobre la parálisis from the Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center (PRC). Since 2002, when the PRC was first established, the Foundation has distributed over 25,000 copies of the Spanish language PRG to people living with paralysis, their caregivers and family members.

The 4th edition of the English language PRG was released in September 2017 and the Spanish version was released in September 2018. The Spanish version features the same content, including up to date paralysis-related information, topics on secondary conditions (pain, spasticity, etc.), travel, employment, disability benefits, and sports and recreation. There are entire sections 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 (MVP), Quality of Life Grant Program and the NeuroRecovery Network.

The Spanish version of the PRG has been revamped to feature more culturally appropriate photos and most of the external links provide Spanish language content. The Reeve Foundation aims to serve all cultures and communities, as paralysis can affect anyone. As such, this PRG is a valuable tool for Spanish language speakers so that they may receive quality information without the risk of it being lost in translation.

In this updated edition, the PRG features a revamped chapter (Chapter 6) on 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.  Other new topics include:

  • The ABLE Act is a new tool for tax-exempt saving and financial planning for people with disabilities.
  • The Resource Map, a new feature on the Foundation’s website, allows one to look up resources near them 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.
  • Updated suicide prevention hotlines.

To order a FREE copy(ies), please call 1-800-539-7309 or 973-379-2690. To order online or view via PDF, please see www.ChristopherReeve.org/Guide and www.ChristopherReeve.org/Guia or you can email us at infospecialist@ChristopherReeve.org. ISBN 978-0-9960951-8-1

About the Reeve Foundation:
The Christopher & Dana 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. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a program of the Reeve Foundation and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (cooperative agreement number 90PRRC0002). For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-539-7309.

Media Contact:
Rita Gentles
rgentles@christopherreeve.org
973-379-2690

 

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