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Adaptive Recreation & Support Groups


Adaptive Recreation, Spinal Cord Injury Education & Community

Program Director: Tanja Kari
Special Events Assistant: Denise Gregg


Ladies in Motion (part of TRAILS)

A social and educational group for women with paralysis. 
Tanita Brown, occupational therapist

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital Peer Mentor Program

Rehab Educator
Gina Johns

Visit Utah: Accessible Recreation Guide for Utah

Challenged Athletes Foundation

United Spinal Association

Books to Read

Reading Recommendations

Please note the books provided in this resource list may not reflect the values or beliefs of Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. Always seek medical advice from your physician.

Young underrepresented girl in a wheelchair hugging her friend

Movies & Videos to Watch

Please note the movies and videos provided in this list may not reflect the values or beliefs of Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. Always seek medical advice from your physician.

  • Any One of Us (2019)Documentary of a professional mountain biker that had a spinal cord injury 
  • Breathe (2017)Based on a true story of a couple where the husband is on a ventilator due to polio
  • The Upside (2017)Based on a true story, a wealthy man with tetraplegia and his relationship with his caregiver
  • Endless Abilities (2013)Documentary focused on adaptive recreation
  • When I Walk (2013)Documentary about a man with multiple sclerosis and his journey
  • Unbeaten (2009)Documentary of 31 individuals with paraplegia who are hand-cycling the toughest road race in the world
  • Luckey (2008)Documentary of a paralyzed artist

Social Media Accounts

Recommendations to Follow

Please note the social media accounts provided here may not reflect the values or beliefs of Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. Always seek medical advice from your physician.

girl in a wheelchair smiling

Vocational, Assistive Technology, Equipment Resources, Caregiver

Service Contact Information
Ability Found  
Accessible Systems  
Alpine Home Medical  

Independent Me, Inc. (Assists with purchasing equipment that is not able to be funded otherwise)

Jenny Smith

Phone: 801-721-3788
Note: Requires a therapist to recommend equipment

Utah Independent Living Center, Inc. (Each state has its own independent living center program that provides advocacy, equipment loaner program, and resources.) Phone: 801-466-5565
Salt Lake Location (multiple Utah locations): 3445 South Main Street
Project Embrace (Donate or request equipment)    
Red Rock Center for Independence(Equipment loaner program and assistive technology for people living in southwestern Utah)    
Vocational Rehab Utah (Each state has its own vocational rehab that assists people with returning to work or school and vehicle modifications.) Phone: 866-454-8397  
Utah Center for Assistive Technology(Vocational rehab program that helps obtain technology to assist with independence) Phone: 801-887-9380
Address: 1595 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
National Caregiving Alliance Phone: 301-718-8444 

Transportation & Home Modifications

Service Contact Information
ASSIST Utah (Non-profit focused on assisting with accessible design and resource for ramp/bathroom planning)  
Sugar House Health Center Driving Assessment Phone: 801-581-2221
SLC Airport Contact

Brooke Orgill, SLC Airport Operations Supervisor

Phone: 801-575-2850 

Compassion Mobility (Accessible vans for sale)

Phone: 385-279-4447
Address: 1819 North Main Street, #9, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Accessible vans for sale, hand controls, and seating solutions) Phone: 801-566-3199
Address: 231 Cottage Avenue, Sandy, UT 84070
ParaQuad Automobility (Accessible vans for sale and vehicle modifications) Phone: 801-487-0111
Address: 2572 South West Temple, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
United Access (Accessible vans for sale and rental options) Phone: 801-938-5834
Address: 9082 South 300 West, Sandy, UT 84115
Wheelchair Getaways (Accessible van rentals)    
The Mobility Resource (Financing resources from manufacturer rebates to grants)  

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