Training & Education

Disability Webinar Series and Virtual Conferences

Our goal is to promote the healthy aging of adults with long-term physical impairments and disabilities. This will be achieved by identifying factors at the intersection of the person and environment that impede or support positive health and function outcomes and creating solutions that improve the fit between the two.

The Meaning of Disability

The video "The Meaning of Disability,” developed by Els Nieuwenhuijsen, Ph.D., MPH, OTR, aims to raise public awareness about the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and to promote uniform terminology to help researchers, health care providers, policy makers and many other professionals collect and compare standard data and outcomes.

Research & Policy Briefs

Visit our research and policy briefs page to learn more.

Facilitating the Self-Management of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) E-Learning Course: An Online Course for Primary Care Physicians and Other Health Professionals

Physicians, allied health professionals, and student trainees are invited to participate in a study designed to enhance the knowledge, attitude and ability of healthcare providers to partner with individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) in managing their health in order to promote improved outcomes and better quality of life.

SCI Hard Video Game

SCI-Hard is a mobile app that puts you, the player, in the chair of someone with a Spinal Cord Injury. Introducing you to new challenges and obstacles all while trying to save the world from legions of mutated animals. The SCI Hard app is available for download on the Apple iTunes store and Google Play. Use Code 1704. See our SCI Hard help page for more information and to see our instruction manual.

More on SCI Hard: Development of a Serious Gaming App for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF).

SCI Research Advocacy Course (External course)

Developed by The North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (NASCIC), this free online course aims to present information and resources necessary to understand the complexities of an SCI. This will ultimately aid individuals with SCI and caregivers to serve as research advocates, as well as allow SCI researchers and healthcare providers to effectively partner with the SCI community.