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After a spinal cord injury, it can be hard to picture what the future looks like. Without question, there are major life changes ahead. But new technology, medical breakthroughs, and social support are helping victims of spinal cord injury more than ever before live rich and fulfilling lives.

Here are just a few resources available regarding overall quality of life and relationships after spinal cord injury.

This panel from the NW Regional Spinal Cord Injury System at the University of Washington, examines aging with SCI.

This panel discusses relationships after spinal cord injury, and there are numerous publications discussing the difficulties and skills needed in relationships after trauma.

With the University of Washington, Harborview, and major research centers, Seattle is a leader in social, psychological, and technological resources for people with spinal cord injuries. We will continue to post about these resources in the future.