National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center

Factsheet #14:
Resources for Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury

Pediatric spinal cord injury is defined as an acute traumatic lesion of the spinal cord and roots in children from newborn age through 15 years. According to recent statistics, nearly 10% of the estimated 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) which occur annually in the U.S. affect children of ages 1-15.

Topics covered in this fact sheet include:

  • Statistics on children with SCI
  • In Touch With Kids
  • Listing of associations that specialize in the care of children with SCI
  • Reading Resources
  • Catalogs of Toys and Games

For a complete text of this fact sheet, join NSCIA.

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This factsheet is offered as an information service and is not intended to include every recreational toy or book available, nor is it an endorsement of any of the products mentioned herein. Any information you may have to offer to further update this factsheet would be greatly appreciated. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center (NSCIRC) provides information and referral on any subject related to spinal cord injury. Contact the resource center at 1-800-962-9629.


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