Our society has really jumped on the social media bandwagon! Facebook and Twitter, among other sites, are great sources for communication. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of social networking as a communication student. I was somewhat of a late-comer to the blogging world, but, since writing Tuesday Talk With Alex, I’ve been able to inform and educate people with and without disabilities about living with a spinal cord injury.
For people with new spinal cord injuries, they may not feel comfortable going out in public. However, through social networking, they can meet others who have experienced similar situations. You can learn tips from those who have adapted to their injuries. There have been many people who have joined our local support group and have shared their experiences.
There are several resources to help individuals adapt to their new injury, but there aren’t many services available to assist family and friends with the lifestyle changes. Facing Disability, an online information network, was created to help friends and relatives understand the process of overcoming the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury.
Another online network, specifically for people with spinal cord injuries, is Backbones. This website allows users to connect with others who have similar injuries. Readers can become guest bloggers and share their perspectives of living with a disability.
To connect with the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can also find me, Alex Jackson, on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for following my blog and please share with anyone who may be interested.
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