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The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center at Boston Medical Center is one of 14 national SCI Model Systems working to maintain and improve a cost-effective, comprehensive service delivery system for people who incur a spinal cord injury. The NERSCIC is supported by grant #H133N0000024 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Dept of Education, Washington, DC.

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