Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Website
This foundation provides a variety of services to burn survivors living in California.
Northwest Burn Foundation
This website is a service of the World Burn Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals with severe burns. The site includes a chat room where people can share their stories.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Webpage: Recover, Renew, Return
The Phoenix Society is a collaborative Australian project with guidelines that will be useful to health care workers and family members as well as burn survivors. It includes a chat room.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Website
From adventure programs to golf, virtually no physical activity is out of reach for SCI individuals with motivation. This website has information on all types of activities for all ages and types of disability.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Webpage
This website contains facts about SCI, current research, and additional organizations devoted to SCI.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Website
This website contains news stories about SCI and lists resources available by state.
Paralyzed Veterans Website
This website has sections on disability rights, veteran's benefits, and a great section on sports and recreation activities. Great, upbeat website.
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network Website
This website has all issues of Pushin' On, a newsletter funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The newsletter addresses all aspects of life with SCI and is upbeat and informative.
United Spinal Association Website
United Spinal Association, founded in1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries, was formed to help enable members, as well as others with disabilities, to lead full and productive lives.
This website provides lots of information about recreation, sports, health and wellness for amputees. It provides a very uplifting and motivational presentation of material.
Amputee Resource Foundation of America, Inc. Website
This website has online support groups and a list of resources for amputees.
Military in-Step Website
This website is sponsored by Amputee Coalition of America and the U.S. Army amputee patient program. It has valuable information about amputation and its effects on military members, as well as listings of support groups for military amputees around the globe.
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Tampa VA
The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) at the Tampa VA is an award-winning, comprehensive, 3-week, residential program established to help veterans and active duty service members cope more effectively with their chronic pain. We assist participants with tapering off of opioid medications if applicable, and focus on improving overall quality of life through improved functioning.
National Pain Foundation Website
This website provides information on pain, including tips for dealing with pain, preventing pain, and finding providers that specialize in pain. There are links to support groups as well.
Pain Webpage of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
This website has information on the diagnosis, treatment, and neurological causes of pain.
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Website
This website summarizes legislation and laws that protect and provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Rising from the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned. Petro, Jane A. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
This is a rare sort of scientific book, one that is both accessible and fascinating to any person interested in learning more about burns and burn survivors. The authors show an amazing ability to convey what it feels like to be severely burned, and to explore the psychology of burn victims.
Severe Burns: A Family Guide to Medical and Emotional Recovery. Munster, Andrew M. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
This guide presents a wide range of clearly explained information — types of burns, stages of treatment and recovery, pain management, physical and psychological rehabilitation, plastic surgery, and so forth.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with SCI. D. F. Apple (1996). Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Scientific and Technical Publications Section, Washington, DC.
Living with Spinal Cord Injury. Cristian, Adrian. Demos Medical Publishing, 2004.
This is the definitive guide to dealing with the major challenges faced by those with spinal cord injuries, as related to health, finances, and their social support system. It is primarily designed to identify medical and non-medical problems that individuals may face as they live with SCI for a number of years.
Living with a Below-Knee Amputation: A Unique Insight from a Prosthetist/Amputee. Riley, Richard Lee. Slack Incorporated, 2005.
This book discusses the psychosocial and physical issues of amputation as well as amputation surgery, pain, postoperative care, therapy, integration of the prosthesis, family relationships, and recreation and sports.
Therapy for Amputees. Engstrom, Barbara. Churchill Livingstone Publishers, 1999.
An interdisciplinary team of experts addresses all aspects of rehabilitation for amputees, from assessments and psychosocial considerations through psychological treatment approaches and more.
The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life. Turk, Dennis C. and Fritz Winter. American Psychological Association, 2005.
If you suffer from chronic pain, this proven 10-step program brings hope and relief, showing you how gradual changes in specific behaviors can lead to great improvements in your ability to cope. Unlike the authors of other pain books, they promise no miracle cures, but they do help you learn "not to let your body push you around" so life becomes enjoyable again.
Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Step-by-Step Guide. Thorn, Beverly E. The Guilford Press, 2004.
Grounded in state-of-the-art theory and research, this hands-on volume provides a complete cognitive-behavioral treatment program for people suffering from chronic pain. Ten clearly organized modules and well-tested strategies for challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs about pain, and helping to build needed skills for coping and adaptation.
Real Work for Real Pay: Inclusive Employment for People With Disabilities. Inge, Katherine J., et.al. Brooks Publishing Company, 2006.
This groundbreaking text advances a critical element of empowerment for people with disabilities: inclusive, competitive, and meaningful employment opportunities.
Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities. Bolles, Richard Nelson and Dale Susan Brown. Ten Speed Press, 2001.
This book guides readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people with disabilities.