National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Review by an SCI professional:
NARIC is an "online gateway to an abundance of disability and rehabilitation-oriented information". The website provides valuable resources for people living with any disability as well as researchers and healthcare professionals. According to their website, they've collected over 75,000 resources including listings of organizations and agencies, internet resources, reports, and publications.

SCI Team Review

The Team Says

NARIC is an "online gateway to an abundance of disability and rehabilitation-oriented information". The website provides valuable resources for people living with any disability as well as researchers and healthcare professionals. According to their website, they've collected over 75,000 resources including listings of organizations and agencies, internet resources, reports, and publications.

Pros

The website provides a wide array of information on important topics that range from advocacy to choosing rehabilitation facilities. The website is clearly organized to provide information to the "public" or "researchers". The website is provided for people with any disability; however, the drop down menu in the "Find Resources" section allows the visitor to search for resources specifically related to spinal cord injury.

Cons

None identified

Level of Injury

The site is recommended for people with any level of injury.

Is it good for the newly injured?

The site provides information that is helplful for individuals at any point following their injury. For example, individuals with new injuries (or their families) can find resources related to locating rehabilitation centers. And individuals who have been injured for many years can find important resources related to aging with a disability.

Recommended Features and Links

The "Ask Me" section is a helpful feature that allows direct contact with an Information Specialist either by online chat (Ask Me Direct) or by contacting the specialist through their toll-free number. The information specialist will assist you in finding the resources you need.

User Reviews

 
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