​The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches International Information Resource Pages

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 09, 2021 # News

woman in a wheelchair with her young son on her lap readingThe new international pages provide free, accurate, and culturally sensitive resources for people living with a mobility impairment or paralysis. The new offerings include resources on PRC services and programs, videos with subtitles, educational topics (such as research, rehabilitation, travel, etc.), and easy access to our Information Specialist team. Additionally, translated publications such as the Paralysis Resource Guide, wallet cards and patient educational booklets provide in-depth downloadable and printable information for individuals living with paralysis, their caregivers, and health professionals in various languages.

The international pages are featured in five new languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tagalog, and Portuguese.

“Expanding and providing the Foundations paralysis-related information in other languages to the community is extremely important,” says Patricia Correa, Associate Manager, Information Services and Translation.

“Paralysis does not limit itself to any border or language. We have the responsibility to bring the most up-to-date and accurate materials to people who otherwise would not be able to access it.”

The resource pages provide an accessible and vital resource on all topics related to paralysis, ranging from causes of paralysis, secondary conditions, quality of life, and caregiving topics. In addition, there are two new features on the Spanish page: The Peer and Family Support Program and Reeve Connect Community. Both programs have dedicated Spanish pages and fully bilingual team members to connect to the paralysis community. The Reeve Foundation will continue to expand their website with more languages in the coming year.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.