Abilities P.O. Box 10655, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 714-584-8700 or fax 714-548-5966. Email: ABILITY Magazine is the first publication focusing on disabilities to crossover into mainstream America. It provides information on health, new technologies, the ADA, travel employment issues, human interest stories and more. Issues:6 per year. Costs: $29.70

Able News PO Box 700, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 516-939-2253 Cost:$5.00 per year- $18.00 out-of-state, send in written request for subscription

Access to Travel P.O. Box 43, Delmar, NY 12054-9909 (518)439-4146 Cost: $12 Issues: 4 The Accessible travel magazine by travel writers, who have disabilities who bring you first hand experience with accessible destinations, attractions, active and passive adventures, cruises, lodging, transportation and products that aid in facilitating travel.

Active Living 627 Lyons Lane, Suite 203, Oakville, ON L6J5Z7 905-338-6894 FAX: 905-338-1836 Health, fitness and recreation magazine for people with a disability. Issues:6 per year. Costs:$19.97

America's Telability Media, 4th Edition (1998) By:National Telability Media Center PO Box 1488, Columbia, MO 65205-1488 573-445-7656 The nation's first directory of mass media for persons with disabilities, listing more than 1200 entries. Each entry contains a full description of the resource, along with full contact information with web sites, email addresses. Cost: Print or diskette $30 per copy; Mailing labels on diskette: $125.

BackWords Publisher: The Spinal Cord Injury Center P.O. Box 26099, Milwaukee, WI 53226 414-259-3657 Cost: free A publication of the SCI Center at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, published quarterly for consumers with SCI, their families & rehab service providers.

Breaking New Ground Publisher: Purdue University 1146 Agricultural Engineering Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1146 800-825-4264 or email: Cost: free Issues: 3 issues per year Newsletter that includes information on disability issues for residents of rural communities.

Connections: Publisher: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, New Jersey 07052 201-731-3600 or 800-643-0296 Newsletter that shares information on the services available at Kessler for the rehabilitation, treatment, and support of those with spinal cord injuries, as well as to highlight developments in SCI research.

Connections: Publisher: Lane & Laurence, Inc 28 Parkman Street, Suite #1, Brookline, MA 02146 617-739-2944 Cost: $20 per year Newsletter/Magazine written by and for people with disabilities.

Disability Rag P.O. Box 145, Louisville, KY, 40201-0145 502-459-5343 Cost: $35-institution, $17.50 individual Issues: 6 issues per year Civil Rights magazine which covers laws available and laws being pursued for physically disabled individuals and those interested in SCI civil rights.

Disability Resource Monthly Publisher: Disability Resources, Inc., Dept. IN Four Glatter Lane, Centereach, NY 11720-1032 516-585-0290 or Email: This newsletter monitors, reviews and reports on resources for independent living. Each concise, information-packed issue features short topical articles, reviews,and news about free, inexpensive, and hard-to-find books, pamphlets, videotapes, online sources, and organizations. Costs: $30 per year Issues: 12 times per year

Enable Publisher: Enable Magazine 3657 Cortez Road West, Suite 120 Bradenton, FL 34210 1-888-4-ENABLE or Official magazine of the American Association of Persons with Disabilities. Provides information on government issues, job opportunities, new products, health & nutrition, housing, travel, sports & recreation. Costs: $12.95per year Issues: 6 times per year

Healthworks Publisher: RRTC in Community Integration for Individuals with SCI Baylor College of Medicine, TIRR, B-107 133 Moursund, Houston, Texas 77030-3405 713-797-5945 A newsletter to promote the health of persons with Spinal Cord Injuries.

Mainstream 2973 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92102 619-234-3138 Cost: $24 Issues: 10 issues per year Mainstream covers news and current affairs, new products and technology, profiles of movers and shakers, education, employment, sexuality and relationships, housing, transportation, travel and recreation. Advocating for disability rights.

New Horizons Newsletter Email: New Horizons is a newsletter written specifically for the ventilator dependent adult by a vent user. The focus of New Horizons is advocacy issues concerning, independent living programs, specialized housing, communication with other vent users, personal stories, Medicaid programs and funding for home care, and problem solving. Issues: 3 times a year

New Mobility Magazine Publisher: Miramar Communications Inc. 23815 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265. Covers people and issues that matter to people with disabilities: medical news, cure research, employment, civil rights, recreation, travel, child care...and a lot more! Cost: $27.95 Issues: 12 per year

One Step Ahead News By:Evan Kemp Associates 9151 Hampton Overlook, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 (301) 324-0112 (voice/TTY) or (301) 324-0121 (fax) The Online Resource for Active, Healthy, Independent Living! Voice your opinions, visit our links, find out all the latest news and information that can have an impact on your life on one of the web's newest hot sites! Here you'll find the same quality articles that readers trusted in Evan Kemp Associates' print publication, One Step Ahead, which is currently on hiatus. Our extensive links will guide you to disability resources, news, classified ads, and product and service information. Our chat room and soundoff features let you enjoy the company of other people with an interest in disability issues. Issues:monthly

Palaestra P.O. Box 508, Macomb, IL 61455 309-33-1902 A magazine covering sports and recreation for the physically handicapped. Cost: Organization - $33, individual - $19 Issues: 4 issues per year

Paraplegia News 2111 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 180, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4702 602-224-0500 Magazine dedicated to the presentation of all news of concern to individuals with paraplegia and wheelchair living. Cost: $15 Issues: 12 issues per year

Pushin' On Newsletter Publisher: RRTC in Secondary Complications in SCI UAB-Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 205-934-3283 Cost: free Issues: 2 issues per year Newsletter for consumers with SCI, their families, and rehabilitation service providers.

Spinal Column 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465 404-352-2020 or Email: Magazine of Shepherd Center, published quarterly.

Spinal Cord Injury Life Publisher: National Spinal Cord Injury Association 8300 Colesville Road, Suite 551, Silver Spring MD 20910 800-962-9629 or email: Cost: Free with membership to National SCI Association ($25.00) Magazine that presents news concerning people with spinal cord injuries caused by trauma or disease.

Spinal Cord Injury News & Views Virginia SCI Registry Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center PO Box 1500, Fishersville, VA 22939-1500 504-332-7200 or Email: Newsletter for persons with SCI and their families.

Spinal Cord Injury Update Publisher: University of Washington, Rehabilitation Medicine Box 356490, Seattle, Washington 98195-6490 206-685-3999, email: Newsletter that contains articles on various aspects of SCI for both health care providers and consumers, as well as summaries of current literature on SCI. Issues: 4 issues per year

Sports 'N Spokes 2111 E. Highland, Suite 180, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4702 (602) 224-0500 Magazine devoted to recreation and sport for SCI patients and other wheelchair users, national and international recreation news and opportunities, latest equipment. Cost: $16 Issues: 6 issues per year

Team Rehab Report Publisher:Miramar Communications, Inc. 23815 Stuart Ranch Road P.O. Box 8987, Malibu CA 90265 310-317-4522 Magazine devoted to news and information about the specialized field of assistive technology and service delivery in the long-term rehabilitation market. For professionals who purchase, prescribe or recommend products and services for their clients. Cost: $36 Issues: 12 issues per year

The Project Publisher: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis University of Miami School of Medicine PO Box 016960, Mail Locator R-48 305-243-6001 Newsletter of research and events sponsored by the Miami Project.

The Rural Exchange Publisher: Rural Institute on Disabilities 52 Corbin Hall, U of MT, Missoula, MT 59812 406-243-5467 Newsletter published quarterly by the Montana University affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities. Cost: free

Update Newsletter of VCU/MCV SCI Model System Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation PO Box 980661, 1300 E Marshall St Richmond, VA 23298-0661 Email:William McKinley, MD, Editor Newletter that contains research updates by theVCU/MCV Regional Model SCI System.

WE Magazine The Only Lifestyle Magazine for People with Physical Disabilities P.O. Box 20553, Park West Station New York, NY 10025-1514 800-WEMAG26 Each issue of WE brings you exciting and colorful features on fashion, beauty, health and fitness, travel and fine restaurant worldwide. Questions regarding accessibility and convenience are answered in every article. You'll enjoy our information-packed columns on computer technology and personal finance. Our groundbreaking news articles keep you up to date on breakthroughs in medicine, science and social issues of primary interest to you and your family. Cost: Special Introductory Offer - $14.95 Issues: 6 issues in the United States and Canada only

Wheelchair Access & News P.O. Box 12, Glenmoore, PA 19343 (610) 942-3266 A 20 page newsletter that lists availabe wheelchair accessible homes for sale or rent. Also includes practical resources such as used wheelchairs, vans, services, equipment, etc. All information is also published in the agency's Web Site. Cost: free Issues: 12 issues per year

Window on Wellness 4368 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43221 614-876-7090 or Email: This newsletter is a publication of Ohio Women with Disabilities Network. The focus on issues of health and wellness for all individuals with disabilities. Topics cover issues on managed care, women's health issues, and health promotion.


"Back Pain and Work Disability: the Need for a New Paradigm," by William G. Johnson,Marjorie Baldwin, and Richard J. Butler, Industrial Relations, 37, 9-34, 1998.

"Disabled Workers: The Magnitude of the Problem," by Marjorie Baldwin and William G. Johnson. In New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace, edited by Terry Thomason, Doug Hyatt and John F. Burton, Jr.(Industrial Relations Research Association, 1998.)

"Managing Work Disability: Why First Return to Work is not a Measure of Success," by Marjorie Baldwin, Richard J. Butler and William G. Johnson, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 4/95.

"Disabilities, Mandatory Worksite Modifications, and Employment: Some Potential Policy Dilemmas," by Paul Flacco and Lester Zeager, Public Finance Quarterly, April 1992.


Spinal Cord Injury & Network International (SCINI) 3911 Princeton Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-7013 Phone: 800-548-2673 or 707-577-8796 Email: SCINI responds to the needs of individuals with SCI and their families by providing: Telephone Information and Referral A Video Lending Library Infomation Resource Library

Road to Independence: Adaptive Driving Options (1998) Available: Shepherd Center - Assistive Technology Center 404-350-7798 This video has the latest options in moter vehicle transportation for people with disabilities. It shows low and high tech options for adapted driving; reviews issues pertaining to passengers with disabilities; explains driving evaluations and includes a check list of what to consider when selecting a car or van. (8 minutes) Cost: Free of Charge. Done by a grant fromthe NEC Foundation

National Database of Educational Resources on SCI TIRR, Div of Education, 1333 Moursund, Houston TX 77030 713-797-5945 Email: A database containing approximately 500 specialized educational materials relating to spinal cord injury, including both audiovisual and written materials. To request a search, call or write and specify the subject area you want investigated. A printed report is mailed to you. A print copy (Compendium of Spinal Cord Injury Educational Resources) of the entire holdings is available for $50.

Disclosing Abilities (1995) Producer/Distributor: Instructional Materials Laboratory UMC, 2316 Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 (800)669-2465 or (314) 882-2883 This 16 minute video is designed to assist persons with disabilities have a successful job interview. Several vignettes with persons with mobility impairment and one person with a hearing impairment are used to assist the interviewer wisely disclose their disability. The entire application process is covered from pre-interview call, to making application and a post-interview follow-up. Available in open or closed caption format. (16 minutes) Cost: $25.00 + s/h $4.00

Adapting the Home for the Physically Disabled (1992) Producer: A/V Health Services, Inc PO Box 20271 , Roanoke, VA 24018-0028 703-389-4339 This video offers practical advice on how to make adjustments in every room of the house. Includes information on a variety of equipment to facilitate needed changes and tips on ramp construction. Cost: $89.95

How to Build Ramps for Home Accessibility (1996) Producer/Distributor:Metropolitan Center for Independent Living 1600 University Avenue West, Suite 16, St. Paul, MN 55104-3825 Phone: (612) 646-8342 voice; 603-2001 TTY; 603-2006 fax This 64 page book and accompanying video include exact specifications and alternate layouts for those who want to learn how to build ramps for home accessibility. Cost: Book-$10.00; Accompanying video-$15.00

How to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair without Hurting Yourself (1997) Available from: Program Development Associates 5620 Business Ave, Ste B, Cicero, NY 13039 800-543-2119 Provides easy-to-follow instructions for safely transferring someone from a wheelchair or bed. 35 minutes Cost: $69.96 + p/h

How to Maintain Your Wheelchair (1998) Produced by: Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Available from:Video Management Services 115 Newfield Ave, Raritan Center, Dept A, Edison, NJ 08818 FAX: 732-225-7555 This video teaches how to avoid breakdowns with an easy once-a-week maintenance program. Time: 28 minutes Cost: $14.95

Range of Motion (ROM) Dance-Seated Version (1996) Producer/Distributor:A/V Health Services P.O. Box 61031, Raleigh, NC 27661 (540)389-4339 email: This video is a unique exercise and relaxation training program designed for people who use wheelchairs. The exercises, which help keep joints flexible, can be performed both sitting and standing. It incorporates movement in all ranges for the large joints and includes a special hand exercise routine. Catalog describes that "all videos come with a 7-day preview period. If customer is not completely satisfied with the product, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt with no obligation." Item # 1158. Cost: $29.95 +$2.00 shipping and handling

Keep Fit While You Sit (1988) Producer/Distributor:Slabo Productions 1057 South Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (818) 707-3960 This video features a professional aerobics instructor, a physically limited actress, and two disabled athletes. Designed by a licensed physical therapist, the video shows how to have a good workout in a sitting position. If used as a cross-training program, the instructor recommends wrist weights to give additional resistance during the aerobic-cardiovascular portion of the program. (35 minutes) Cost: $19.50

After SCI - The Return to Yourself (1996) Producer: Paralysis Care Network, The Turnstone Center 3320 N Clinton, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 219-483-2100 This video targets newly injured individuals, their families, and peer support groups. Includes a description of SCI, along with vignettes of SCI survivors getting on with their lives. (Length 30 minutes) Cost: Free of Charge to individuals with SCI

Not Just Surviving (1997) Available from: Magee Rehab Hospital 6 Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-587-3189 This video is a round table discussion by 4 women with spinal cord injuries covering issues related to dating, relationships, parenting, contraception, and menstruation. Designed to allow for breaks for discussion. 40 minutes Cost: No charge while copies are available.

ASIA Standards Teaching Package (1996) Producer:American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) To Order Contact: Lesley M Hudson, MA 2020 Peachtree Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 404-355-9772 A three-part teaching package which includes the classification standards booklet, 4 video tapes illustrating the neurological and functional assessments recommended in the Classification Standards Booklet. Included is a manual that provides support and training materials referred to in the video tapes. Cost: $185

Assessment of Head and Neck Control and Functional Potential of the High Quad (1990) Producer: Los Amigos Research and Education Institute, Inc., PO Box 3500, Los Amigos Station, Downey, CA 90242 310-940-8211 Assessment of the head/neck motion and strength of a person with a high level quadriplegia is covered on this 21 minute videotape. Included also is muscle and sensory exam, ROM of the head and neck, as related to the function when in a wheelchair, and demonstrated assessment of the functional potentials for a mouthstick, ECU, and computer. A patient is also interviewed. Cost: $ 150

Change in Perspective (1997) Produced by: Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Available from:Video Management Services 115 Newfield Ave, Raritan Center, Dept A Edison, NJ 08818 FAX: 732-225-7555 This video introduces you to five people who lead productive lives because they stress ability over disability. It exmines the physical and social issues connected with SCI and smashes outdated myths about people with disabilities. Time: 30 minutes Cost: $29.95

Don't Worry, It Won't Happen to Me (1995) Producer/Distributor: Roger Butterbaugh, PhD, Dept of Psychology Frazier Rehabilitation Center, 220 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202-1887 (502) 582-7484 This 13 minute video was produced by high school students who interviewed peers with SCI. Those interviewed candidly discuss how life, relationships, and dating have changed following SCI. The accompanying study guide provides information on how to prevent spinal cord injury. Cost: $39.95

Easy Access National Parks (1992) Producer: Michael Tompane and Wendy Roth Distributor:Questar Video Inc. P.O. Box 11345, Chicago, IL 60611-0345 (800) 633-5633 This video takes you on a tour of various National Park Trails. Each trail is accessible to persons using a wheelchair, or with hearing or sight impairments. The parks toured are: Acadia in Florida; Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain in Colorado: Olympic in Washington; Shenandoah in Virginia; Yellowstone in Wyoming; and Yosemite in California. Cost: $19.95

Family Challenges Parenting with a Disability (1998) Available from: Aquarius Healthcare Videos This video presents how different families accept and deal with their disabilities, looking at 3 families, one who has a spinal cord injury. It explores the relationship with spouse as well as insights of the children. 25 minutes Cost: $195

Gentle Fitness (1996) Producer:Aquarius Productions PO Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770 Phone:508-651-2963 or Email: An "easy recipe" for movement. Easy-to-follow fitness routines for people with disabilities. Length: 79 minutes Cost: $90

Living with Quadriplegia (1994) Producer: Craig Hospital/ Education Dept 3425 S. Clarkson St, Englewood, CO 30110 303-789-8250 In this video seven individuals with quadriplegia discuss post-injury issues and concerns. Topics include attendant care, vocational options, relationships, parenting, social issues, adaptations for independence and recreational activities. (25 minutes) Cost: $75

Living With Spinal Cord Injury (1994-95) Producer: St Louis University Medical Center SSM Rehabilitation Institution/Marketing 6420 Clayton Rd, Ste 600, St. Louis, MO 63117 314-344-6896 This video is designed for all professionals who work with SCI. It covers a full range of a patient's experience, from the moment a person with SCI enters the medical system until well after they have returned to an integrated life in society. It is also a resource for persons with SCI and their families to help them understand the important interplay of the psychological, social, and physical dimensions in their recovery. Cost:$30

Psycho-social Issues in Spinal Cord Injury (1995) Producer/Distributor: Madeleine Joseph, MSW, ROHCG Rehabilitation Centre 505 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ONT Canada, KH 8HZ (613)737-7350, ext. 5445 This 48 minute video is a combination professional and consumer presentation on psychological issues. Two persons with spinal cord dysfunction share their stories and answer questions from an audience of nurses. (48 minutes) Cost: $40.00

Take Control: Multimedia Guide to Spinal Cord Injury-Vol. 1 (1996) Producer: Take Control Project-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Distributor: Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission 1501 North University, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72207 Phone: (501)296-1792 voice/TDD; 296-1787 fax

Take Control-Volume 1 is the first of series of five innovative, interactive CD-ROM programs that both entertain and educate about SCI. This 2 hour program combines photos, video clips, animations, illustrations, narration, personal experiences and games into a rich engaging environment for learning about SCI. The program is based on the popular consumer education manual entitled, Yes, You Can!. Volume 1 contents: Introduction to SCI; Anatomy and Physiology of SCI; Skin Care; Range of Motion; and Nerves, Muscles and Bones. Macintosh and IBM PC Version are available. Cost: $49.00+ $6.00 shipping and handling

Take Control: Multimedia Guide to Spinal Cord Injury-Vol. 2 (1997) Producer: Take Control Project-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Distributor: Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission 1501 North University, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72207 Phone: (501)671-2513 voice/TDD; 296-1787 fax Take Control-Volume 2 is an innovative, interactive CD-ROM program that both entertains and educates about SCI. This 2 hour program includes full color digital video, illustrations, personal experiences, printable ADA documents, resource lists, games, multimedia glossary and more. The program is based on the popular consumer education manual, Yes, You Can!. Volume 2 contents: Sports and Recreation, Your Rights and the ADA, and Bladder Management. Macintosh and IBM PC Version are available. Cost: $49.00+ $6.00 shipping and handling

Take Control: Multimedia Guide to Spinal Cord Injury-Vol.3 (1998) Producer: Take Control Program-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Distributor: Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission 1501 North University, Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72207 Phone: (501)296-1792 voice/TDD; 296-1787 fax Take Control-Volume 3 is the third in a series of five innovative, interactive CD-ROM programs that both entertain and educate about SCI. This 2 hour program combines photos, video clips, animations, illustrations, narration, personal experiences and games into a rich engaging environment for learning about SCI. The program is based on the popular consumer education manual entitled, Yes, You Can!. Volume 3 contents: Bowel Management; Nutrition; Autonomic Dysreflexia and Computer Tools. Macintosh and IBM PC Version are available. Cost: $49.00+ $6.00 shipping and handling