About the National Paralysis Resource Center
Achieving “Today’s Care”
Co-founded by Christopher and Dana Reeve as they struggled to find resources to help their family find a new normalcy after his spinal cord injury, the National Paralysis Resource Center is focused on the day-to-day challenges of living an independent and fulfilling life. Today, the NPRC is the support side of the Reeve Foundation’s twin missions to provide “Today’s Care” and to strive for “Tomorrow’s Cure.”
We are a free, comprehensive, national source of informational support for people living with paralysis and their caregivers. Our primary goals are to foster involvement in the community, promote health and improve quality of life.
Our information specialists are trained to help anyone – from newly paralyzed individuals and their family members, to persons who have lived with disabilities for quite some time – as they attempt to navigate their changing world and the services available to them. We pull from a wide array of information and expertise to devise personalized plans and approaches to getting individuals living with paralysis back into their communities and a place of well-being quickly.
The breadth and depth of our knowledge and connections spans multiple languages, as well as everything from what to expect in rehab, to the best equipment exchange programs, to peer support networks.
Additional NPRC Resources
The NPRC offers a constellation of services, communities, and programs, including:
- Quality of Life Grants Program for non-profit programs and projects geared towards improving the quality of life for individuals with paralysis.
- Peer & Family Support Program, which fosters peer-to-peer support, via trained and certified mentors.
- Advocacy/Policy programs designed to not only help individuals advocate for themselves, but also to advance important issues for the greater community of individuals with paralysis.
- Military & Veterans Program designed to support the unique needs of current service members and veterans, regardless of when they served or how their injury was obtained.
- Paralysis Resource Guide is a free 442-page book, a comprehensive, illustrated information tool for people affected by paralysis and for those who care for them. The guide is available in multiple languages, electronic formats and hard copy. All formats are free. Get your copy.
The NPRC also leads a comprehensive Multicultural Outreach Program dedicated to serving and promoting improved quality of life for members of minority and underserved communities.
The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,447,037 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.