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Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with spinal cord injury/disorder to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.
KnowBarriers offers life experience and clinical expertise to assist persons with disabilities to develop the confidence and skills needed to move forward in their lives and achieve their life goals.
Take advantage of our free resources. You can talk to our Information Specialists, connect with someone who understands through peer mentoring, find local resources, virtual support groups, and learn more about our Quality of Life grants.
Scroll through the resources below to identify various Disability Resource Centers that serve as clearinghouses of disability-specific information. These include sources for health and patient advocates who can help you navigate the complexities of the health care system.
Explore the resources below to develop a financial plan that supports ongoing needs for health and well being. These can range from learning how to qualify and apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Learn how to continue employment and acquire added income without sacrificing medical benefits.
There are agencies and tip sheets in this section that can help families living with spinal cord injuries develop an individualized caregiver plan. These include resources for finding a caregiver as well as for identifying medical services to support emerging needs, modifying a home for wheelchair accessibility, locating transportation resources and agencies to support adaptive driving, as well as identifying medical providers, groups, and agencies for emotional support and caregiver respite.
Resources here offer information about finding a job, returning to a job, and obtaining further education to expand career options. It’s especially helpful to connect with a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) service to create a plan and develop strategies for getting into the job market. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors help with updating resumes and creating an effective online profile. They also assist in exploring career options based on education, experience, and interests. VR Counselors can help target job searches to companies that are looking to hire people with disabilities.
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