Learning to cope with a spinal cord injury may be the biggest challenge ever faced by an SCI patient and his or her family. It is good to know that you are not alone in such a difficult situation. SCI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends with people undergoing similar challenges and also offer the opportunity to learn more about SCI and how to deal with it.
Different SCI groups have different focuses. For example, some groups focus on helping people recently injured to cope with their altered lifestyle, while other groups focus on providing recreational activities for people with SCI. If you have the opportunity, investigate several SCI groups before deciding which you want to join. Some people may find that they benefit from belonging to more than one group.
At this time we could not find any support groups specifically for SCI in Oklahoma. If you cannot find an SCI group in your area, you may want to consider establishing one. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association can provide helpful information on starting your own group:https://unitedspinal.org/.
The following are useful links for other services in Oklahoma.
Caregiver Support Groups in Oklahoma—for caregivers of people with any form disability.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Oklahoma
(Info current as of 2004)
President: Rick Lewis
Contact: 737-9739 (Home) or 321-3203 (Work)
Vice-President: Sam D’Alessandro
Contact: 848-0782 (Home)
Treasurer: Nancy Collins
Contact: 755-2615 (Home) 245-3814 (Cell)
Secretary: Cathy Borjas
Contact: 748-4927 (Home) 551-6726 (Work)