SCI Resources


SPINAL CORD INJURY RESOURCES

National Resources

Local Resources

DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISCUSSION FORUMS

  • Inspired: Spinal Cord Injury Support Community — Inspired is a Spinal Cord Injury Support Forum which offers support for those affected by Spinal Cord Injuries and their families.
  • CareCure Community (SpineWire)— This site provides information and discussion forums for the spinal cord injury community. Also contains articles, lectures and other resources that might be of interest to people with a spinal cord injury. The site is provided by the Spinal Cord Injury Project of the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University for the spinal cord injury community.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers Forum — Private email and chat regarding the care and issues dealing with spinal cord injuries. The Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers Forum supports those caregivers who are immediate family members of those diagnosed with a traumatic or catastrophic spinal cord injury, and supports those with spinal cord injury.
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Community —“Community Discussions” at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Oʻahu

  • Aloha Medical Supplies
    333 Keahole St. (Hawaiʻi Kai Towne Center), Honolulu, HI 96825
    (808) 394-6960
  • ACE Medical Inc
    2130 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826
    (808) 955-6969
  • Coastal Medical Supply
    560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808) 545-2500
  • Dauterman Healthcare-Mobility
    1350 S. King St. Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808)591-8860

Hawaiʻi

  • Rainbow Medical Supply
    16-186 Kalara St., Keaau, HI 96749
    (808) 982-3834

Kauaʻi

  • GammieCare
    3206 Akahi St. Lihue, HI 96766
    (808) 632-2333

Maui

  • GammieCare
    292 Alamaha St., Kahului, HI 96732
    (808) 877-4032
  • Apria Healhcare
    431 Alamaha St. Kahului, HI 96732
    (808) 871-4267
  • Transfer Training Workshop

HOME HEALTH CARE – private duty

REHABILITATION/TREATMENT

  • Spinal Cord Injury Program
  • Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
    Contact: Dr. Amendeep Somal at:
    Phone: (808) 544-3325

SPORTS AND RECREATION

  • Access Surf – Access Surf is a nonprofit organization that provides beach access and therapeutic ocean activities such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling and shoreline floatation to kids and adults with any type of disability.
    PO Box 15152
    Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96830
    Phone: (808) 236-4200
  • Pure Light Racing – Pure Light Racing organizes outrigger canoe paddling sessions for individual adapted paddlers in the Honolulu area, free of charge. The paddling sessions are open to anyone with a physical disability, regardless of age, ethnicity, income level or religion. Held on the 2ndSaturday of every month.
    Email: [email protected]
  • Kihei Canoe Club- Adaptive Paddling Program – In collaboration with the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Halau Maui Nui O Kama and Access Sport America, Kihei Canoe Club hosts an Adaptive Paddling Program – a unique blend of people helping people.
    Phone: (808) 879-5505

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • The Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) – This group’s aim is to offer a peer to peer mentoring program for those experiencing a spinal cord injury. There is also information for friends, family members, and caregivers. You can gain emotional support and find local and national resources which may help with your recovery process. By matching you with a mentor of a similar age, location, type of paralysis, length of paralysis, etc., the PFSP allows you to gain wisdom and insight into the life experiences of the mentor.
  • Inspired Spinal Cord Injury Support Community – This is an interactive forum where members discuss any and everything related to spinal cord injuries. Members include survivors, spouses, family members, caretakers, and others who have a connection to the spinal cord injury community. Most topics are open for members and non-members to view and topics are arranged by category so visitors can more easily find information about the topic they are interested in. The website was founded by SCI survivors and fosters a positive and supportive environment while addressing challenging topics.

TECHNOLOGY

Hawaiʻi AT LOAN Program
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaiʻi
Link people with technology and empower individuals through its use.

414 Kuwili St., Suite 104
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 532-7112
Email: [email protected]

TRANSPORTATION

  • Charley’s Taxi- Medicab
    1451 S. King St., Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96814
    Phone: (808) 531-1333
  • Persons with Disabilities Parking Permit
    Disability & Communication Access Board
    Applications also available at Satellite City Halls
    919 Ala Moana Blvd. #101, Honolulu, HI 96814
    Phone: (808) 586-8121
  • HandiVan – A public transit service for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride the City bus service, The BUS.
    Customer Service, Reservations, & Cancellations/Late Pick Up
    Phone: (808)456-5555
    TTY: (808)454-5054
  • Handi-Van Eligibility Center
    1100 Ward Ave., suite 835, Honolulu HI 96814
    Phone: (808) 538-0033
    Download Handi-Van Eligibility Brochure – PDF Format
  • The Bus – Oʻahu Transit Services
    Bus Pass Office: (808) 848-4444
    Customer Services: (808) 848-4444
    Schedules and Routes: (808) 848-5555
  • REHAB Hospital Driving Evaluation & Training Program – Program to help maintain safe driving skills and determine if you need any adaptive equipment to drive safely.  This program is for people with a medical condition that possibly impairs driving ability.
    226 Kuakini St. Honolulu, HI 96817
    (808) 544-3310